“What is anti-oxidant“? Or “phytonutrient“?
Why do I need to know these words? Find out here.
“What is anti-oxidant“? “What is phytonutrient“? “What is glycemic index?” “How do these things affect my health?” These are among many big words and questions you will come across on your journey to a new you. You need to know the answers to these in order for your journey to be more meaningful and lasting. A few minutes reading and understanding them will take you a long way.
You probably never bothered to find out what all these big words mean because they sounded so “technical”. I’ve been there, and I know exactly how you feel. I used to feel that way too. I have read many books about all these things that I never bothered about. They all seem so foreign to me at first, but as I continue to read and further did my own research, the understanding about health begin to start falling into place.
I begin to have a bigger picture of what makes us sick and what keeps us healthy. I don’t claim to know it all, but the knowledge is sufficient to keep me away from the doctor for a long time now.
I will attempt to expand on all the big words here, in an as easy-to-understand manner as possible. I will also throw in some curious questions that you may come across as you poke around on this site.
Bear with me as I keep adding the questions here. Acquiring knowledge is a never ending process.
So here we go ….
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Essential Fatty Acids are healing fats. A deficiency of EFAs will lead to many ailments. Learn how you can avoid the harmful fats and supply your body with healing fats to overcome your health problems. It is so easy that there is no reason why we shoud not take them.
Enzymes are so vital to our health. Our digestive enzymes, when kept at an optimum level with a consistent juicing diet, will keep many diseases at bay. Find out how you can replenish depleted enzymes in highest amount, in the fastest and most effective way.
Oxalic acid is a colorless, organic compound that occurs naturally in plants, animals and in humans. Organic oxalic acid is an important element, even essential, to maintain and to stimulate peristaltic motion in our body.
We cannot talk about anti-oxidant without mentioning free radicals. Free radicals are the bad guys that roam our body, going around vandalizing and damaging cells. Anti-oxidants are the SWAT team that catch these bad guys and neutralizing them.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is an indicator of a person’s body mass (fatness) calculated using the person’s height and weight. However, the BMI reading by itself is inaccurate to determine a person’s ideal weight.
Carbohydrate is the scientific name for sugar. Human bodies are designed to run on carbohydrates, which are the source of our energy. Human basically are attracted to the sweetness of carbohydrates. But it is when we choose to eat the wrong kind of carbohydrates that problems start.
Phytochemical refers to the compounds found in plants that are powerfully beneficial in protecting human from diseases. Phytonutrients activate enzymes that go around to clean up free radicals before they cause any harm to the body.
Protein is made out of nitrogen-containing molecules called amino acids. They are the basic building material for all living cells. Learn when and why you need amino acids, how much is your daily requirement and best food sources for these building blocks.