Category: Nutrients

Garlic (Allium Sativum) is a bulbous plant. It can reach the height of up to 4.5 feet. Garlic is considered a spice, vegetable, and medicine. It is native to central Asia, Africa and Europe. Its use has been tracked back as far as 7000 years.  Top 10 Garlic Producing Countries Rank Area Tones 1 China, mainland 20000000 2 India 1150000… Read More »

Ice cream is a frozen soft food made from sweetened and flavored milk fat. It is often combined with a variety of ingredients to produce different flavors. Ice cream products can also be categorized into products such as frozen yogurt, sorbet, frozen custard and gelato. Virtually all of the ice cream utilizes additional sweeteners, from… Read More »

Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is commonly used as a laxative or an antacid. The effect is a dosage dependent. It is sold in form of capsules, liquids and chewable tablets as a medicinal aid for constipation or a heartburn. Taken in a dosage as a laxative (2-5 grams), the osmotic function draws fluids from… Read More »

Fish Oil (an omega-3 oil) is an extract from the tissues of oily fish. Fish Oils composed of omega-3 fatty acids known as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These compounds were found to reduce inflammation and provide other health benefits. The accumulation of omega-3 fatty acids in the tissues of fish is attributed… Read More »

Oatmeal is a soluble fiber product that is produced by milling of the oat groats, also known as white oats. Benefits of oatmeal Oatmeal has gained its popularity due to the prominent health benefits reported by some studies Cholesterol levels – oatmeal contains beta-glucans that have been linked to maintaining normal blood cholesterol concentrations, when… Read More »

Red meat is a term that came from a culinary industry. It refers to all meat that is red uncooked and does not appear white after being cooked. The common red meats being consumed in western part of the world are beef, lamb, goat, horse, goose, duck, pork and other livestock animals. When red meat… Read More »

Potassium is a vital mineral to human body’s functions. Naturally, potassium can only be found in ionic salts and is a component of many mineral compounds. Potassium ions play an essential role in function of living cells, including regulation of fluid and electrolyte balance. The process of diffusion of potassium ions is the primary method… Read More »

Antioxidants are molecules that prevent an oxidation process of other molecules. Excessive oxidation can create a significant amount of free radicals and can start reactions resulting in healthy cell damage or cellular death. On the contrary, even though oxidation process can be damaging, it is vital to healthy functions of an immune system. Dangers of… Read More »

Vitamin E is a composite of fat-soluble substance that consists of both tocopherols and tocotrienols. It participates in a wide array of biological mechanisms including but not limited to antioxidation that protects healthy cells from damage, enzymatic role in smooth muscle growth, gene expression to assist with connective tissue health and wound healing, neurological activities… Read More »

Vitamin D is a group of vitamins that are fat-soluble and classified as secosteroids. The most prevalent function of vitamin D group is to facilitate an intestinal absorption of phosphate and calcium. It also contributes to the skin health and helps dealing with skin conditions such as psoriasis, scaling red patches including but to limited… Read More »