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Recommended Daily Water Intake
If we don't ingest enough fluid, dehydration can set in quickly. To gauge the importance of water relative to food, consider that severe dehydration can lead to death within a matter of days, whereas we can go for weeks without food.
Approximately 55-60% of our body weight is water. That's why our body weight can fluctuate so dramatically. more ...Becoming Vegetarian
There are numerous meat substitutes on the market and as the benefits of this type of diet are further acknowledged, the increased demand is resulting in more competition and more products on the shelves everyday. You name it - hotdogs, lunchmeat, turkey and chicken cutlets, chicken tenders, sausage links, buffalo wings, ground beef crumbles, meatloaf, breakfast patties, and shredded barbeque beef meat substitutes are abundant. more ...Superfoods
The latest buzz in the nutrition field is the term "superfoods" or "functional foods". These terms refer to wholesome foods that provide a high level of nutrients in each serving, particularly antioxidant vitamins, healthy fats, and/or phytochemicals that help fight disease. There are no strict guidelines yet as to what qualifies as a "superfood". more ...Trans Fatty Acids
Trans fatty acids (TFA's), also known as funny fats, are formed when oils are subjected to heat, pressure, chemical solvents, or a process called hydrogenation. This process of hydrogenation exposes an oil to high heat and high pressure in the presence of hydrogen gas. Functionally, it makes an unsaturated fat more solid at room temperature, which extends its shelf life and improves texture in many processed goods. more ...