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Food Sources of Nutrients
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A 22 page Ready Reckoner with over 2000 foods enabling busy health professionals and the general public to quickly look up the best food sources of nutrients from both fresh and packaged foods. Foods... More > listed for each nutrient are from highest (best source) to lowest (poorer source) and the amount of nutrient per typical serving of food is also included. The main physiological functions of each nutrient are also summarised. Lists are easy to use for quick use by practitioners, students or the general public. Re-published with permission from the textbook "A guide to evidence based integrative and complementary medicine" ed Kotsirilos et al, Elsevier 2011. A/Prof Kouris is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with 25 years experience and is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Dept Dietetics at La Trobe University in Melbourne; she has a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Degrees/Diplomas in Biochemistry, Dietetics and Botanic Medicine and has contributed to 5 university text books.< Less
Sport and Protein, D vitamin, Iron.
In this section of the project I briefly discuss the roles of three important nutrients and why athletes should be cognizant of them. The topical substances are protein, vitamin D and iron, very... More > important micronutrient whose properties and effects should be studied and well understood by sports specialists in order to make effective recommendations for their athletes’ intake.< Less
Vitamins and Weight Loss: How Vitamins Affect Fat Burning Exercises, Bariatric Surgery, and Obesity Related Diseases
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As obesity has become a serious health problem globally, more attention is needed about nutritional problems in the overweight and obese population, especially about vitamins and oxidative stress.... More > Scientific studies have found close relationships between vitamins and obesity. The condition of deficiencies in several vitamins is especially serious in those with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and after gastric bypass surgery. Individuals with deficiencies in some vitamins are more difficult to lose fat mass, and burn less fat during fat burning exercises. Weight loss interventions are often associated with reduced intake of micronutrients. Supplementation of vitamins may be helpful not only for weight loss, but also for the prevention of diabetes and other obesity-related diseases. Certain diets can improve vitamin status and the whole dietary quality, and help maintain fat-free mass during the weight loss time. (Journal of Personalized and Systems Medicine)< Less