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Monday, July 25, 2016

What is a prebiotic?

A prebiotic is a nondigestible food or a type of fiber. It functions as a food source for a probiotic, therefore is essential for the creation of healthy gut bacteria.

The best sources are raw chicory, raw jerusalem artichoke, garlic, leek, and banana.

Monday, July 18, 2016

What is Vitamin K?

This vitamin aids in blood clotting and bone health, especially with aging.

It's found in leafy green vegetables as well as brasicas (brocoli family). Bacteria in the intestines also aids in Vitamin K formation.

It is fat soluable meaning that the K Vitamin is better absorbed when eaten with some fat.

Vitamin K does not store well in the body and can be rapidly depleted. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

What is Vitamin B 12?

This vitamin is also known as cobalamin and is responsible for healthy DNA formation, healthy blood cells, and nerves. A deficiency of this vitamin can cause anaemia, nerve damage, and heart disease.

The nest sources of Vitamin B 12 are from animal products including dairy.

There is much confusion and controversy on whether vegetarians and/or vegans can get enough of this vitamin to stay healthy.

Reseach shows that chlorella is a good source of plant based B 12.

Many nutritionists suggests that vegans take supplementation.  


Monday, July 4, 2016

What is lactobacillus acidophilus?

This good bacteria lives in the mouth, intestines, and female genitals and does not cause disease.

It helps produce Vitamin K as well as lactose (the enzyme which breaks down the sugars in milk ((lactose)) ).

Lactobacillus acidophilus is found in fermented foods, and is acid resistant and tolerates bile.

It will compete against bad bacteria such as E coli, Salmonella, Candida, Staphylococcus, Listeria, and Clostridium.