Food Nutrition Facts

These food nutrition facts can help you know what sort of foods have the most nutrients so you can make better choices when you shop. You'll learn what specific nutrients the body needs to maintain health.

You'll find information here about the basic food nutrients that nourish our bodies whether young, old, or in between.

Important Definition:

Nourish - to provide people or living things with food in order to make them grow and keep them healthy -Reference: http://dictionary.cambridge.org
If you can agree that the food you eat should be nourishing, the rest of the information on this page will make sense to you.

What are Food Minerals?
We hear a lot about taking vitamin and mineral supplements because we are missing them in our soils.

But... there is something special about food minerals. Food minerals are slightly different than just minerals. Take the time to understand the difference so you make better choices.


What is an Enzyme?
You can hear the "Scientific View" and "My View" but in the end, you will have to draw your own conclusion. I prefer to talk about enzymes as the little guys that do all the work.

I don't totally disagree with the scientific community on this one, but I think it falls short when the language used only talks in chemical terms. Take some time and see what you really think after reading this.


How do Enzymes Work?
Enzymes are in every form of life, even microorganisms. Here are some food nutrition facts that will give you the inside story of how they really work and why minerals are so important to them.

We've gotten along for a long time without knowing this much detail, but by understanding a few simple things about enzymes could help you make healthier choices in your grocery buying.


Phytonutrients, what are they?
We come across BIG words that name microscopic food particles. The trouble is, the large size of the word does not make up for the minute size of the nutrient when trying to understand what they are.

You'll find out what these little guys really do. Here are some food nutrition facts that tell what these phytonutrients are, what they do for you, and what they look like.

You'll also discover how they relate to antioxidants and toxic chemicals. Just take a look here and take advantage of the many foods that contain phytonutrients.


Reading Food Labels
If you want to avoid unhealthy foods, a good place to start is by reading food labels. But there's some tricks to understanding what you read.

I tell a story here about learning what I was missing, after thinking I already knew what to look for. Plus... I share what I do now so I know what I am getting before I buy.


References

  • Modern Biology by Truman J. Moon, Paul B. Mann, James H. Otto
  • The Survival of Civilization - Selected Papers by John D. Hamaker, Annotations, Supporting Evidence by Donald A Weaver
  • Food Enzymes by Humbart Santillo, MH, ND
  • Enzyme Nutrition by Dr Edward Howell

If you want more food nutrition facts, the book, "Food Enzymes" is easy to read. "Enzyme Nutrition" has more basic information and covers the subject very well. It is a little harder to follow though.

I also highly recommend you go to our Healthy Unhealthy Foods page and watch some very informative movie trailers. You'll find more food nutrition facts having to do with the healthy and the unhealthy side of the food industry.



Please feel free to email me if you have questions or comments. I am always happy to respond.

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