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11 Essential Nutrients Your Body Needs Now

With so much information circulating out there about nutrition, it can be challenging to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need each day. In fact, with some sources listing as many as 90 essential nutrients, following a balanced diet can quickly become overwhelming.

However, getting all the nutrients you need doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, by just being mindful about a few specific nutrients, eating a healthy diet full of nutrient-dense foods can be pretty simple.

Here’s What ‘Feed Grade’ Means For Your Pet

It’s important for consumers to understand exactly what feed grade is. Feed grade pet food isn’t all bad, it’s murky; feed grade requires consumers to trust your pet food manufacturer.

Cat and dog foods are termed ‘food’ but most are not – legally – food. Most are feed or feed grade. The exception to this is human grade pet foods; human grade pet foods – legally – are food. It’s simple to understand what a human grade pet food is – all ingredients and all manufacturing processes meet human food law. But it is not so simple with feed grade.

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3 Ways Fermented Foods Improve Your Gut Health

bewellbuzz, 2016
Although fermented foods have been a part of many cultures for thousands of years, a renewed interest is bringing them into the limelight once again.

7 Essential Nutrients and How They Benefit the Body

Madison, June 3, 2012
Our bodies are not self-sustaining; our various systems need each of the seven types of essential nutrients to keep functioning. These are substances that our bodies cannot manufacture, so we have to get them from outside sources.

Five ways to get more vitamin D


People need adequate amounts of vitamin D in order to maintain their health. This vitamin has been linked to stronger bones as well as a lower risk of obesity, depression and Alzheimer's disease. With the health concerns associated with too much exposure to the sun -- a primary way for the body to be able to convert the sun's energy into a necessary form of vitamin D -- that can result in skin cancer, people have started slathering on lots of sunscreen as a deterrent. While some health experts debate the necessity of supplements that target this vitamin, there are other ways to get more vitamin D. The following foods can help increase the amount of vitamin D that a person is exposed to.

Dietary supplement users are more likely to receive necessary nutrients, make better health decisions


Often enough, especially recently, Natural News has been fending off mainstream medical attacks on supplements. The mainstream media supports whatever biased and bogus reports mainstream researchers release, probably because a lot of advertising money comes from Big Pharma and the rest of the Medical Mafia.

Report confirms importance of eating pale produce, 'a forgotten source of nutrients'


According to a report in Advances in Nutrition, a journal published by the American Society for Nutrition, it's high time that we take a closer look at the health benefits of pale produce, not just colorful ones. The report, "White Vegetables: A Forgotten Source of Nutrients," outlines the benefits of pale produce and suggests that Americans consider incorporating more of them in their diets to obtain the nutrients that are often overlooked in favor of foods that have deeper hues.

Want to maximize supplement absorption? Try transdermal nutrients


More effective than oral supplements in many situations, topical application of nutrients is often an overlooked (although superior) method of delivery. Whether using magnesium oil for debilitating arthritis, iodine to heal skin cancer or water soluble vitamins for general health, topical creams, gels, oils and sprays are one of the best ways to receive vitamins and minerals that are crucial for healthy well-being.

Discover the seven most nutrient-dense foods on earth


The superfood tag is awarded to nutrient-dense foods, which pack more nutrients or antioxidants per bite than most other foods. Superfoods are food, not just nutritional extracts, minerals, or vitamins sold as supplements to food, such as B complex capsules, etc.