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Iron: food sources, deficiencies and physical performance

Iron: food sources, deficiencies and physical performance

Iron is very important for human life; it plays a central role in the hemoglobin of red blood cells, where it participates in the transport of oxygen from the lungs to the tissues and carbon dioxide from the tissues to the lungs. Iron is also an integral part of several key enzymes in energy production and metabolism, including DNA synthesis.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
October 04, 2021
Are eggs good for you? How many calories they contain and when to eat them

Are eggs good for you? How many calories they contain and when to eat them

Eggs are a complete, very digestible and assimilable food. But are eggs good or bad for your health? What are the nutritional properties of eggs? Let's try to clarify some ideas on this topic.
September 23, 2021
Sources of Calories: Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins

Sources of Calories: Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins

Carbohydrates (including fiber), fats and proteins are the main sources of energy for the body because they provide the necessary fuel for body heat and functioning of the body. Their potential energy is expressed in calories, a term that indicates the amount of chemical energy that can be released in the form of heat when food is metabolized.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
September 23, 2021
Vitamin E: what you need to know

Vitamin E: what you need to know

Most animal species, including humans, need vitamin E. The chemical name for the most active form of vitamin E is alpha-tocopherol. The term tocopherol comes from the Greek words tokos., Which means "offspring", and phero, which means "to bring". Tocopherol, therefore, means "to bring children".
Author: IAFdaily Staff
June 28, 2021
Zinc: properties, benefits and effects

Zinc: properties, benefits and effects

Zinc is a mineral of fundamental importance for the body. It contributes to normal fertility and reproduction and contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
June 16, 2021
Vitamins and their functions

Vitamins and their functions

What and how many vitamins are essential for the body? A look at the types, in which foods they are present and the daily allowances allowed in food supplements.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
February 26, 2021
Folic acid: what it is and what used for

Folic acid: what it is and what used for

Folic acid, also known as folate, folacin and pteroylmonoglutamate, participates together with vitamin B12 in many processes in the body. Its essential for cell division, as it is essential for DNA synthesis: in the absence of folic acid, cells do not divide properly.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
February 25, 2021
Nutrients and their importance for the proper functioning of our body

Nutrients and their importance for the proper functioning of our body

Knowledge of nutrients and their functions in the body is necessary to understand the importance of good nutrition; the six groups of nutrients - carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water - are present in the foods we eat and contain the chemicals that work in one or more ways in our bodies: they supply the body with energy and heat, as well as substances for tissue growth and repair and help regulate processes.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
February 17, 2021