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Do Minerals And Vitamins Deliver The Same Benefits?

Minerals and vitamins sound the same but do they achieve different benefits? “They are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts to work properly” -Wikipedia.  Minerals are inorganic materials.  Vitamins aid enzymes in doing their jobs.  Excessive amounts of vitamins are stored in fatty tissue and can accumulate causing them to be toxic.  This typically happens from supplements, and rarely from food. Continue reading

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How To Get Your Daily Potassium Without Living On Bananas.

Experts recommend that Americans get 4,700 milligrams a day of potassium. Fruits and vegetables are a great source of potassium.  It is known to counteract the negative effects of sodium.  Lona Sandon says, “The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet does just that and has been around for quite some time now,” she stated. “It encourages people to eat more foods high in potassium (fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy) while eating less sodium-laden foods.” Continue reading

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