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green tea

Green Tea A Healthy Alternative To Soda

In the hot days of summer it is easy to reach for a soda to help you cool off. However sodas do not really quench your thirst and there are some other healthier more refreshing alternatives. One of the most refreshing ways to cool off on a hot summer day is drinking a tall glass of iced tea and what better than making it green tea?
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Vitamins

Vitamins and Minerals for a Healthy Reproductive System

Vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are essential to the development and proper performance of the reproductive system. Nutrition plays a vital role in the development and maturity of the reproductive system through childhood and adolescence and can even affect the endocrine system which regulates the hormones that rule the functions of the reproductive system. Nutrition can affect fertility and fetal development as well.

Striving each day to consume the standard recommended daily intake levels of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that the body needs is an important part of the good health and proper functioning of the reproductive system.

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Protein diet

Protein Diet – What Does It Do for Your Body?

To really understand the impact of a protein diet, it’s  important to know how it affects and interacts with your  body.
When we speak of your muscles, glands, and organs, they  are mainly made up of protein.  Indeed the two major  components making up our bodies are water and protein. So, why all the fuss about protein diet?
There is definitely a link between enhancing muscle and  protein since muscle is largely composed of protein. So the argument goes, protein diets help in muscle growth which in turn, helps to fight fat.
Just as there are good and bad fats and carbohydrates, there are different categories of proteins as well.
Proteins are composed of amino acids, and the human body  requires 20 such amino acids for it’s normal growth and  development.  When considering a protein diet, it is  important to know that certain foods carry proteins  containing essential amino acids which are NOT produced by the body itself but ARE essential to the body’s  processing of the other 12 non-essential amino acids.
What does all this mean?  Your protein diet must include foods that not only provide non-essential amino acids,  but more important, must include foods that supply your body with essential amino acids.
Foods you should consider for your protein diet include: broccoli, spinach, walnuts (or many other nuts), beans, lentils, pastas, and barley.

author:Jeff Smith
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