Nutrition 101

Nutrition 101

  • Protein: The Building Blocks of Life

    Proteins are one of the three macromolecules and are the building blocks of life. They are made of amino acids, nine of which are essential and not able to be produced by our body. This means they have to be taken with food. Proteins have a long list of responsibilities in our bodies, starting from cell growth to oxygen supply, production of hormones and much more. We can take protein with food. Different sources of protein offer different qualities. Animal food has a higher protein concentration than plant-based food, but plant-based foods can be combined wisely to offer the same protein quantities. View Post
  • All About Iron: Why this mineral is so important for our health

    What is iron? Iron is an essential nutrient in our bodies - and in all living organisms. Together with zinc, copper, vitamin K, folate and vitamin B12, iron is responsible for maintaining blood health. Healthy blood is important because our blood is responsible for transporting nutrients to organ... View Post
  • Understanding Antioxidants: Our Body's Free Radical Fighters

    What are antioxidants? Our body is an incredibly functional machine, always maintaining a steady state called homeostasis. Cells are built, cells are shut down if they might be harmful or just old or not functional anymore, and invaders are detected and knocked out to not harm the body. One of t... View Post