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What Do Minerals Do For the Body?

Lucy Bell-Young

13th October 2021

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Circle of different minerals and their food sources

Minerals are inorganic substances that are typically found in food. They’re mainly used by the body as cofactors and as electrolytes. Some have an important role in maintaining our bones and teeth, while others are essential in carrying vital substances throughout the body. Iron, for instance, is the central atom of haemoglobin that… Continue reading »

What Are Minerals?

Lucy Bell-Young

6th October 2021

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Macro view of colour balls with mineral elements written on them

Minerals are micronutrients that are found in small amounts in dietary sources, particularly fruits and vegetables. They have a wide range of functions, acting as electrolytes, inorganic cofactors of enzymes, and as materials to support healthy bones and teeth, hormone synthesis, muscle contractions, and haemoglobin synthesis. What Are Minerals Needed For? Minerals are… Continue reading »

What Are Micronutrients?

Lucy Bell-Young

29th September 2021

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3D render of different color glossy vitamin and mineral pills capsules

Micronutrients are nutrients our bodies need in very small amounts. They’re better known as the vitamins and minerals that are found in our everyday diets, especially in things like fruits and vegetables. Unlike macronutrients, we don’t derive energy or building blocks for cells and tissues from micronutrients.  Micronutrients Explained Maintaining a healthy and… Continue reading »

What Are Macronutrients?

Lucy Bell-Young

22nd September 2021

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A variety of foods rich in macronutrients

Macronutrients are molecularly large nutrients essential for the healthy and normal functioning of an organism. They can only be derived from food. Humans need three major macronutrients: proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. These macronutrients need to be broken down through metabolic processes in order to be utilised as either energy sources or as source… Continue reading »

Aldehydes vs Ketones: What’s The Difference?

Lucy Bell-Young

8th September 2021

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Various organic compound molecules written on white paper

Aldehydes and ketones are similar in chemical composition and molecular structure. They both have a carbonyl functional group, but the main difference is in the atoms bonded to the central carbon. While aldehydes have an R group chain of hydrocarbon substituents and a hydrogen attached to the central carbon, ketones have R and… Continue reading »

What is a Stimulant?

Lucy Bell-Young

28th July 2021

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Hand holding a single adderall pill

A stimulant is any substance that has the pharmacological effect of speeding up the communication between the brain and the body, or ‘stimulating’ it. Stimulants can make the heart beat faster and heighten alertness. In general, there are two types of stimulants: prescription stimulants, such as Ritalin, and illicit stimulants, such as cocaine.… Continue reading »

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