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Month: June 2015

Vitamin B3 (Niacin): Nutrition for Everyone

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) B3 is one of 8 B vitamins. It is also known as niacin (nicotinic acid). All B vitamins help the body to convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is used to produce energy. Two unique forms of vitamin B3 (called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, or NAD, and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate, or NADP) are essential for the conversion of dietary proteins, fats, and carbohydrates into usable energy. Niacin also helps our body produce various sex and stress-related hormones, improve circulation and antioxidant protection. Niacin has been used since the 1950s to try to lower elevated LDL...

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Best sources of Protein

Best Sources of Protein Protein is an essential nutrient, responsible for multiple functions in your body, including building tissue, cells, and muscle. Proteins are composed of amino acids are used to construct a protein. There are 20 different amino acids most commonly used to construct proteins. Different types of proteins require different combinations of amino acids because they have different roles to play in the body. Everyone needs protein in their diet and any excess protein is turned into energy by the body. A deficiency in protein leads to muscle atrophy and impaired functioning of the human body in...

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