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Minerals

Sodium: An Essential Macromineral
Indepth article - Eat Well - February 10, 2017
In terms of nutritional health sodium is an essential macronutrient. However, too much of a good thing can bring about adverse health effects such as hypertension and bone loss.
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Food To Nutrients: What Happens To The Food You Eat?
Course - Know Yourself - December 09, 2016
Have you ever wondered what happens to the food you eat once you have swallowed it? What processes occur which change food into nutrients? Track the journey of food through your GI tract and learn more about your digestive process.
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Blueberries: A Nutrient Diverse Snack
Introductory article - Eat Well - November 11, 2016
"Super food" blueberries make a convenient and nutritious snack. These little berries are packed full of an array of macro and micro nutrients.
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Ultra Trace Minerals: Part 2
Introductory article - Know Yourself - September 23, 2016
Ultra trace elements may be required as dietary essentials. Part 2 discusses vanadium, aluminium, bromine, germanium, cadmium, lithium, lead, rubidium and tin.
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Ultra Trace Minerals: Part One
Indepth article - Know Yourself - August 26, 2016
Ultra-trace elements, such as arsenic which is known to be toxic, may be dietary essentials. However, research into their essentiality is limited and human requirement may only be estimated or suspected for some elements. Learn more.
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