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Ashwagandha is an adaptogen (which means it helps your body manage stress) and provides your body with essential phytonutrients (plant nutrients) that provide you with a range of other benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of Ashwagandha.
Each community, nation and continent has its own native ingredients, culinary traditions and health practices. Palm oil is an ingredient that has been used in countless food products, supplements and beauty products for many years, but it has only come into the spotlight recently.
We hear many terms related to waste disposal, whether that be recyclable, biodegradable, compostable, or degradable (or something else entirely!), but what do they really mean? And which should we look for when choosing products to buy? Biodegradable is often used in a misleading way on many products on the market today, so let’s look at this term more closely.
Eating a healthy, balanced and interesting diet doesn’t have to be expensive or arduous. It’s possible to obtain all the nutrients we need, provided we put a little thought into our meals. This article will look at some of the most important vitamins and the foods they’re in so you can easily incorporate them into your daily and weekly meals.
Fat-soluble vitamins are vitamins that require fat to “dissolve” and be usable in the body. These are vitamins that require the addition of food – either the meal they “arrived” in, or in addition to their taking – to be turned into something transportable.
Vitamins are often categorised based on their solubility. Most vitamins dissolve in water and are called water-soluble vitamins, but there are also fat-soluble vitamins. There are only four fat-soluble vitamins_ A, D, E, and K.
When we buy a product because it is recyclable, biodegradable, or otherwise “green” and good for the environment, we wholly place our trust in that company that they’re telling the truth. After all, why would we doubt them? If they’d go to the effort of making eco-friendly packaging, they’re not going to be advertising falsely, right?
Turmeric health benefits have been known for thousands of years; the earliest use being in India as a medicinal herb. This powerful root has been proven to offer up many benefits to our body. While acting as a spice and a natural dye for foods and materials, turmeric also contains some powerful compounds that can be extremely beneficial for our health, when added to meals or taken as a supplement daily.
Vitamin D, otherwise known as the sunshine vitamin, is a fat-soluble vitamin made of multiple compounds, including vitamins D2, which is derived from plants, and D3, which is found in humans and other animals. This vitamin is produced naturally by our skin when it comes into contact with the sun’s rays. We absorb Vitamin D from the ultraviolet rays when the sunlight hits our skin and triggers vitamin D synthesis.
Water-soluble vitamins can be absorbed more quickly than fat-soluble, so water-soluble vitamins work faster than fat-soluble. Absorption by the body takes place 3-6 hours after eating, and water-soluble vitamins are used every day whereas fat-soluble are taken from stores in the body.
Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that your body cannot produce on its own. For this reason, it’s necessary to get it from food. It helps your body produce collagen, a structural protein found in your connective tissues that helps your wounds to heal. Vitamin C also helps synthesis an amino acid called L-cartinine which transports fatty acids in the body and is important for the production of some neurotransmitters.
We produce and use 20 times more plastic than we did fifty years ago, and if we don’t change our ways our plastic use may double in the next two decades. Here at Ethical Nutrition, we do our absolute best to not only manage our own plastic waste (as a brand we don’t actually use any at all) but to encourage our customers to do the same.
Over 8 million metric tons of plastic waste is finding its way into our oceans each year but are the recyclable, biodegradable and compostable packaging options the answer to this massive plastic problem?
If you are taking vitamin supplements you’re obviously someone interested in being as healthy as you can be, but have you ever considered if there’s an optimum time of day you should be taking those vitamins?