25 Cool Things Everybody Should Know About Nutrients

Whether you are trying to be healthy or just learn as much as you can about the physiology and biology of eating, nutrients are critical. In fact, many of the diseases and problems in the world today could be fixed if people were able to better balance their nutrient intake. We already know that the human body is capable of some amazing things, but these 25 cool things about nutrients could change the way you think about how you keep your body healthy.

As you probably already know, no food contains every single vitamin and mineral that your body needs; even the some of the strangest super foods can only give you a fraction of what you need. So instead of gobbling hundreds of empty calories through processed foods, educate yourself on the nutrients that can lengthen your life and keep you alive along enough to see your grandkids. In fact, you could add almost a decade to your life! These are 25 cool things everybody should know about nutrients!

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Although calcium is definitely good for your bones, it has been shown that vitamin K is actually better for your bones. Sorry milk, bananas to the rescue.

Although calcium is definitely good for your bones, it has been shown that vitamin K is actually better for your bones. Sorry milk, bananas to the rescue.Source: draxe.com, Image: wikipedia
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In 1912, a Polish biochemist named Casimir Funk was the first person to come up with the concept of vitamins. He called them "vital amines"

In 1912, a Polish biochemist named Casimir Funk was the first person to come up with the concept of vitamins. He called them "vital amines"Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Some research has shown that Mederma (vitamin E and onion extract) is actually not useful for healing scars

Some research has shown that Mederma (vitamin E and onion extract) is actually not useful for healing scarsSource: Shih R, Waltzman J, Evans GR (March 2007). "Review of over-the-counter topical scar treatment products". Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Image: wikipedia
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Skin contact with vitamin E can cause dermatitis in nearly 30% of people

Skin contact with vitamin E can cause dermatitis in nearly 30% of peopleSource: Failure of topical steroids and vitamin E to reduce postoperative scar formation following reconstructive surgery. J Burn Care Rehabil., Image: wikipedia
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Being deficient in iodine can cause goiter (which is when your neck swells up). It can also cause stunted growth.

Being deficient in iodine can cause goiter (which is when your neck swells up). It can also cause stunted growth.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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