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Benefits of Plant Sterols – Phytosterols

2010 January 27
by HealthReviewer

Plant Sterols, also known as Phytosterols, are loaded with benefits.  One of the biggest benefits that plant sterols provides are helping people to lower cholesterol naturally. With how big of a concern cholesterol is to people many food manufacturers have begun to add plant sterols to foods that they sell, which increases the chances of people absorbing plant sterols naturally. Some of the food that you will find plant sterols added to are margarine spreads, orange juice, granola bars, and some cereals. Continue Reading

Plant Sterols

2010 January 26
by HealthReviewer

What are Plant Sterols?

Plant sterols, which are also called phytosterols, are a group of steroid alcohols that are found in plants. These steroid alcohols are important for plants because of the cell-building role that they have, the role that they play in plants is very similar to the role that cholesterol plays in humans. Plant sterols are found naturally in a variety of things that we eat, such as grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, and seeds. Continue Reading

Lysine Benefits of an Essential Amino Acid

2010 January 25
by HealthReviewer

ALysine Benefitss an essential amino acid, lysine is needed for a variety of purposes. In children one of the most important benefits of lysine is promoting bone development and growth in children. In both children and adults, lysine helps the bodyabsorb calcium. These are just a few of the tasks that lysine is needed for, without lysine your body wouldn’t be able to function as it is supposed to function. Continue Reading

Essential Amino Acids You Don’t Produce

2010 January 19

In order for you to stay in good health your body must have certain amino acids, the problem is that of the 20 amino acids your body cannot produce eight of them, which are known as the essential amino acids. These eight amino acids are essential for good health because they are responsible for a variety of functions in the human body. While the essential amino acids are called essential it is not because they are more important than other amino acids, they are called essential aminos because it is essential for you to include them in your daily diet. Continue Reading

Natural Resveratrol Sources

2010 January 15

One of the most common natural sources of resveratrol is grapes, although the best source of resveratrol is not going to be grape juice or even plain grapes. The best natural source of resveratrol from grapes is wine, in particular red wine. Red wine is also the most potent source of resveratrol, because the skins of the grapes are left in during the fermentation process. The longer the grape skins are left in the fermenting process the more resveratrol is found in the substance, which is why red wine has a higher concentration than other wines. Continue Reading

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