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News tag: Calcium


The body shaping effects of egg white protein

4 Feb, 2016 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Egg whites constitute roughly 60% of entire egg, and bundle in more than 50% of its nutrients, including proteins, vitamins and a fair quantity of Calcium (around 2 grams per egg). The high amount of proteins inside the egg whites (around 3 grams of protein per egg) quickly ensure a state of fullness,…


How healthy are dried fruits really?

18 Jan, 2016 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Highly praised as great snacks, dried fruits are a very common substitute to regular fresh fruits, due to their smaller size and a their extended sell by date. The trap most of us fall into is that we tend to consume more dried fruits than fresh fruits, not only because…

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Calcium deficiency not linked to spots on nails

28 Apr, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Another common belief has been debunked recently, when Dr. Ulrike Junius-Walker, a German scientist, revealed that the nail is made of up to 200 different layers, containing  no more than 2% Calcium. And when something contains 2% Calcium, and is deprived of Calcium, it will not suffer any major side-effects.…


Cricket-based protein powder shows marketing potential

9 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A new protein powder will not only deliver nutritional value, but also save family farm, according to a Stony Mountain, Canada young entrepreneur. The 28-year-old entrepreneur Alex Drysdale, a fitness buff and environmentalist in his off time, is getting ready to set up an online business called Crik Nutrition. The…


Raw milk outbreaks on the rise despite strict regulation

11 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
Supporters of natural and organic foods frequently suggest drinking raw milk, which circumvents the commercial chain of pasteurization and homogenization, and presents the image of a purer, less processed food. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) however, have long warned against this practice, saying that consumption of raw…


Tarragon, a healthy eater’s must, is good for vegans

4 Dec, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Tarragon has long been recommended to people avoiding  salty foods. It has a strong taste, similar to anise and slightly bitter, giving a special touch to any cooked dish or salad. Being such a successful alternative to salt, it can be used at liberty by people suffering from heart problems…


Savory herb’s impressive benefits

10 Nov, 2014 | by Ionut Popescu | 0 comments
Delicate, pleasantly aromatic savory (summer) is a very popular culinary herb widely used in eastern European and American cuisines. Botanically, this annual herb belongs within the mint family of Lamiaceae, and known scientifically as Satureja hortensis. The herb is well tolerant of different climatic conditions and requires good sunlight to…

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High calcium levels in the blood predict cancer in men

26 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Particularly in men, elevated levels of calcium in the blood may alert doctors of potential high risk of cancer, researchers discovered. While commonly associated with cancer, affecting as many as 20 percent of cancer patients, hypercalcaemia is a metabolic disorder that may occur before cancer sets in. When detected early,…


Epazote, relatively unknown, prevents common diseases

20 Sep, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Epazote is a popular Central American herb used by native Mexicans since antiquity. Its strong musky flavor gives unique taste to Mexican and other Latin American cuisines. Its young shoots and leaves used like vegetable in soups while mature, pungent leaves used as digestive and carminatives in bean, fish and…


Regular thyme use compensates effects of calcium absorbtion deficiency

12 Aug, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Herbs make our food taste better and look more appealing. While these reasons alone are convincing enough to use culinary herbs, the health benefits of thyme provide additional support. Scientists looking at how herbs affect our health, found that thyme compensates the calcium level in our blood. Researchers analyzed the…