Month: December 2014

Potassium Helps to Lower Blood Pressure by Balancing Out the Negative Effects of Salt

The National Academies’ Food and Nutrition Board defines an adequate intake of potassium as 4.7 grams per day. The average American consumes about 3 to 2.5 grams coming primarily from fresh fruits and vegetables,fish and most meats. In fact, most Americans consume too much sodium and not enough potassium leading to higher incidences of high…
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Lecithin’s functionality in cookie dough’s

Lecithin’s unique molecular structure makes it an effective emulsifier for the interaction of water and oil. Phospholipids, the major component of lecithin are partly hydrophilic (attracted to water) and partly hydrophobic (repelled from water). By combining the lipophilic (attraction to lipids) with the hydrophilic functional group, lecithin is able to lower the interfacial tension between…
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Literature Review: The Role of BetaPower™ natural Betaine in Muscle Performance

Betaine is a natural nutrient that promotes hydration and performance especially related to physical activity. Betaine is an osmolyte, which means it regulates the movement of water in and out of cells. Also known as trimethylglycine or TMG, betaine is found in many healthful foods, such as whole grains, spinach and beets. This is important to…
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