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Nutrients

15 foods that contain zinc, an essential mineral

Zinc is an essential mineral – the human body needs enough zinc so the immune system can fight off different kinds of bacteria and viruses.

Scientists: Taking EPA and DHA omega-3s reduces your risk of cardiac death

Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce your risk of heart disease — even if the mainstream media is trying to say otherwise.

MCT oil shows great promise in treating many neurological diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s take a devastating toll on all whom they touch.

These are the best foods to eat to fight or prevent cancer

What you eat plays a very important role in your health, and this goes far beyond simple concepts like “fried food is bad” and “vegetables are good.”

Selenium deficiency signs and symptoms: Are you getting enough of this anti-cancer mineral?

Selenium is one of the most essential minerals that improve the body’s overall health.

Pomegranates have well over a hundred health benefits – are you aware of at least 2 of them?

Pomegranates aren’t quite as ubiquitous as apples or bananas (when is the last time you saw someone snacking on one while out and about?) but they’re one of the healthiest fruits you can eat.

Zinc is cancer’s worst enemy: This mineral is key to preventing cancer, scientists conclude

Consuming zinc might be something that you only think about when cold season approaches given its stellar performance in keeping the common cold at bay, but its value extends far beyond preventing this relatively innocuous problem to something far more serious: fighting cancer.

Three health-altering assumptions most people make about their protein intake

The protein debate has been raging on for quite some time now, with people citing all kinds of “facts” about what levels of protein are required and which sources are the best.

Vitamin E may be useful in maintaining bone quality

A study led by researchers from Toyo University in Japan have found that a vitamin E derivative called tocotrienol-rich fraction (TRF) can effectively inhibit the activation of Janus kinase (JAK) signaling — which regulates the lysyl oxidase (LOX) enzyme in osteoblastic cells.