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The benefits of celery begin with it being an excellent source of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes, in addition to vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin B6. Administered as an anti-hypertensive agent for centuries, celery continues to prove that there are many cardiovascular benefits as well. In recent pharmacological studies, celery demonstrates both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities that help improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as prevent heart disease. Celery also provides dietary fiber that boosts digestion and weight loss. In addition, celery’s high percentage of water and electrolytes can prevent dehydration, and special compounds help celery to act as a diuretic and reduce bloating....

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Almost weekly, I read various articles criticizing the consumption of vitamins.   They even tell the public that they are getting no more than expensive urine when taking supplements.  "If you eat a broad variety of foods, you will get your daily vitamins".  What an uneducated statement!  I wonder how many of those writers have actually had their "variety of foods" laboratory analyzed to determine their content.  More than likely none.  I have seen the formal studies.  Our foods are amazingly deficient in vitamins and minerals to say nothing about enzymes to digest them.  One of the reasons we crave more...

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Have you ever thought of the actual amount of essential nutrient values of food really exists in the items you eat?  As early as grade school, there are lessons to educate us on where to find certain nutrients.  It is emphasized again in high school health classes and even in some college classes.  Out of 125 medical schools in the United States, 17 of them have one class in nutrition.  And that one nutrition class is an elective class that is not required.      As human physiology indicates, there are 12 essential vitamins, 17 essential minerals, 9 essential amino acids,...

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Heavy drinking is a health risk for many reasons, including the effects on bones. Research shows statistically that chronic heavy alcohol use can dramatically affect bone health and increase the risk of osteoporosis. What do doctors advise?  Drink less for strong bones. Calcium is an essential nutrient for healthy bones, and alcohol is its enemy. "Alcohol has multiple effects on calcium," says Primal Kaur, MD, an osteoporosis specialist at Temple University Health System in Philadelphia. "The bones deteriorate because not enough calcium is getting into bones -- and the body is leaching it away from bones." How Does Alcohol Harm Your Bones? When you imbibe too much --...

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For optimal health there are some things we all should be doing daily.  It's never too late.  Because it's hard to know what nutritional values are in our food today, it is imperative to supplement.  But don't stop there. Daily, a person should have a good food grade (not a synthetic) Multi-vitamin.  Fish oil to be taken consistently for the Omega 3s.  Unless of course, you eat fish 4-3 time each week.  At least one helping of some kind of meat daily (Any) for the essential Amino Acids required by the body.  For vegetarians, you may want to include protein powder...

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