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Bananas

 

Bananas are one of the best natural sources of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. Since the average banana contains 467 mg of potassium and only 1 mg of sodium, a banana a day may help to prevent high blood pressure and protect against atherosclerosis. In addition to these cardiovascular benefits, the potassium found in bananas may also help to promote bone health. Potassium can counteract the increased urinary calcium loss caused by a high-salt diet thus helping to prevent bones from thinning out at a fast rate. Read more

 

19th October 2017 at 16:21 (Greenwich mean time)

 

Serotonin (neurotransmitter)

 

Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter and hormone that plays important roles in regulating memory, mood, learning, sleep, pain sensitivity and blood pressure as well as appetite and body temperature. There are two types of serotonin in the body. Peripheral serotonin and central serotonin and these play opposite roles in the regulation of energy homeostasis. The functions of serotonin in energy homeostasis range from central control of food intake to direct regulation of adipose tissue activity in the periphery. Many studies have shown that there is increased serotonin production and blood serotonin levels when diabetes or obesity are factors. Read more

 

15th October 2017 at 21:22 (Greenwich mean time)

 

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

 

Find out the functions, deficiency symptoms and highest natural sources of vitamin D

 

Vitamin B10 (Pteroylmonoglutamic acid)

 

Find out the functions, deficiency symptoms and highest natural sources of vitamin D

 

13th October 2017 at 18:21 (Greenwich mean time)

 

Pineapple, ginger and cinnamon smoothie

 

This powerful anti-inflammatory smoothie contains nutrients that will help the body repair itself especially knee joints, ligaments and tendons such as beta-carotene,  bromelain, calcium, copper, fibre, iron, magnesium, manganese, omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E, K and zinc. Read more

 

Vitamin D (Secosteroids)

 

Find out the functions, deficiency symptoms and highest natural sources of vitamin D and why levels must be checked between October and April in those that reside in the northern hemisphere especially after the age of 50.

 

Vitamin K (K1 phylloquinone, K2 menaquinone and K3 menadione)

 

Find out the functions, deficiency symptoms and highest natural sources of vitamin K and why prebiotic and probiotic foods are vital for bone and heart health. 

 

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Nat H Hawes SNHS Dip (advanced and sports nutrition) is the author of the 1130 paged book, Nature Cures, and many others in the Nature Cures pocketbook series such as

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