Free Charts – Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Charts

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Fruit – Nutritional Chart

Vegetables – Nutritional Chart


What Is An RSS Feed?

Well, my very non technical description is an automatic update of new entries, in say this blog. http://naturalsuperfoodsblog.com

Where do you get these updates? In a “reader” – my personal favorite is was

http://www.bloglines.com – Join Bloglines set up your account.

Now that I have fallen in LOVE with iGoogle I use GOOGLE READER within my iGoogle customized home page(s). CLICK HERE to find out more.

You can ADD the “feeds” of your favorite blog to your reader of choice in a couple of ways.

  1. Login to your reader of choice and ADD the “FEED” by entering the URL of the blog.
  2. Click on the funny little orange and white symbol you’ll see on lots of blogs and websites and add the feed to your default reader of choice.

This simple action “collects” all your “feeds” into the one place. Making keeping up to date much easier and faster. Plus you don’t have to remember the URL of that (or this!) great blog you found – your reader will remember it for you!

Easy!


Bio N-Zymes – Frequently Asked Questions


1. Is Bio N-Zymes™ suitable for children?
Yes. Bio N-Zymes™ is made from natural ingredients, including fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and herbs. It is safe for children above 5 years old. However, you are recommended to halve the recommended dosage for children below 12.

2. Is Bio N-Zymes™ suitable for expecting and breast-feeding mothers?
Expecting and breast-feeding mothers can take Bio N-Zymes™ without any adverse effects. Please consult your physician if in any doubt.

3. Is Bio N-Zymes™ suitable for those on prescription medications?
Yes. Bio N-Zymes™ is a natural fermented fruit, vegetable and herbal drink which provides in a single dose, a chock-full of live enzymes and nutrients, including phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc. in their “pre-digested” form. It’s suitable for all, including those on prescribed medications. If in doubt, please consult your physician before taking Bio N-Zymes™.

4. I understand that Bio N-Zymes™ is a vegetarian formula. How are plant-derived enzymes better than those from animal sources available on the market?
Plant-derived enzymes are active in a broad pH range of 2 to 10, and temperature ranges of 24°C to 50°C, well within the human body’s normal pH and temperature ranges. Animal enzymes remain inactive until they reach the higher pH of the small intestinal tract, so they are not very effective at aiding the digestive process in the stomach.

5. Do I still need to take an enzyme supplement if I am not suffering from symptoms of poor digestion?

Yes, especially if your diet consists mainly of cooked or processed food. When we overburden our internally generated digestive enzymes to handle the abundance of enzyme-depleted foods, we over-stress our body’s resources. Hence less energy is available for rebuilding and rejuvenating worn out and damaged cells and tissues. Enzyme supplementation takes the burden off your body and enables energy to be conserved for other more important metabolic functions, such as repair and rejuvenation processes.

6. Can those with stomach or duodenal ulcers take Bio N-Zymes™?
Those suffering from severe gastric and duodenal ulcers should take enzyme supplements on a full stomach, instead of taking it on its own. Dilute it into a glassful or half a glassful of water and drink it up immediately. If in doubt, please consult your physician before taking Bio N-Zymes™.

7. Can Bio N-Zymes™ be taken along with friendly bacteria supplements? Will enzymes “hurt” these friendly bacteria?

Bio N-Zymes™ may be taken together with friendly bacteria without affecting the potency or integrity of these friendly bacteria. In fact, probiotics actually produce natural digestive enzymes (lactase, etc.) as part of their functioning. Utilising enzymes and probiotics together will synergistically enhance and maintain gastrointestinal well-being.

8. Do enzyme supplements cause the body to stop producing its own enzymes? Will I become dependent on enzyme supplements?
No. Enzyme supplements support normal organ functions without replacing their roles or effectiveness. However, these supplemental enzymes may relieve stress, thus reducing the load of output or energy used by these organs. Supplemental enzymes do not directly control organ function or productivity. There is no known upper limit to the amount of supplemental enzymes that can be consumed. The reason for this is that the body has 1-100 trillion cells. Any one of those cells could be using thousands of different enzymes every second. This allows huge quantities to be used by the body without risk of dependency or overdosing.

9. I heard that enzymes need to be enteric-coated as they can be destroyed by stomach acids or the body’s own enzymes. Why isn’t Bio N-Zymes™ enteric-coated?
While it’s true that some enzymes (including those derived from animal pancreas extracts) become inactive because of the low pH nature of stomach acids, this does not apply to the enzymes found naturally in Bio N-Zymes™. The enzymes in Bio N-Zymes™ are obtained naturally from a blend of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and herbs, fermented by healthful microbes. These enzymes are more acid-resistant so there is no need for enteric coating. This allows Bio N-Zymes™ to be available in liquid form for quicker and optimised absorption.

10. Will enzymes “digest” my mouth, stomach, or intestines?
No! If enzymes could “digest” your mouth, stomach or intestines, the enzymes produced by your own body would have already “digested” you away. These enzymes act solely on the denatured (cooked or damaged) proteins found in foods, or inflamed joints, or debris in your body. Most proteins in their healthy state, are coiled and globular in structure, and this prevents enzymes from acting on them.

11. I am suffering from diabetes. Is Bio N-Zymes™ suitable for me? It tasted a little sweet.
Yes, Bio N-Zymes™ is suitable for all, including those with diabetes. There is 1.95g of natural sugar (from fruits, vegetables, etc.) in every 30ml serving – that’s less than half a teaspoon of granulated sugar.

12. I’ve noticed that some enzyme formulas in the market are in tablet or powder form. How do these fare against liquid form?
It is a known fact that the liquid form provides superior absorption and assimilation rates over the tablet form. This translates to higher efficiency. It is of the utmost importance for those with a poor digestive system, especially the elderly and those suffering from health ailments, to choose a liquid form to ensure they are truly reaping the maximum benefits of the product. Tablets are held together by binders and fillers. In most instances, it may take up to 30 – 45 minutes to breakdown a tablet. Hence, absorption will be delayed.

13. I’ve noticed the enzymes in Bio N-Zymes™ are not listed as amylase, protease, lipase, etc., unlike other digestive enzyme supplements in the market. Why is it so? What type of enzymes does Bio N-Zymes™ contain?
There are several enzyme supplements on the market. However, many of them are digestive enzymes, which contain only several types of enzymes with specific activity – namely amylase to breakdown carbohydrates, protease to breakdown protein, lipase to breakdown fat, etc. These functions are more specific on improving the digestion. Other formulas may contain bromelain or papain, the enzymes from pineapple and papaya respectively, with proteolytic and anti-inflammatory properties. Most of these enzyme formulas have limited enzyme types (check their labels).

Bio N-Zymes™ is unique as it is a fermented blend of over 85 fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and herbs, carefully chosen to compliment each other. It provides the numerous health-enhancing enzymes existing naturally in these natural sources, along with the enzymes produced by the healthful microbes during the fermentation process. In fact, it is a cocktail of enzymes with a wide range of functions – not limited to improving digestion or with anti-inflammatory properties. It contains other enzymes with antioxidant properties such as SOD-like enzymes, or metabolic enzymes. Apart from that, Bio N-Zymes™ is bursting with naturally occurring nutrients from various plant sources. It’s truly a health-promoting cocktail of natural goodness.

14. Why are there so many types of fruits, vegetables and herbs used in the preparation of Bio N-Zymes™?
Each fruit or vegetable has a specific group of enzymes, which is typical to it. For example, bromelain is unique to pineapple, as papain is to papaya. Hence, a cocktail of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and herbs provide numerous types of enzymes, with numerous functions – all working synergistically to promote health and well-being. This complex formula of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and herbs also provides an array of powerful nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, etc. to offer better protection against health ailments and illnesses. On top of that, these are in “pre-digested” forms (due to the fermentation process) and more bio-available to the body.

15. I started taking Bio N-Zymes™ for a health complaint. However, after taking it for a few months, my problem is gone. Should I stop taking Bio N-Zymes™?
Good for you! You are one of the many who have benefited from taking Bio N-Zymes™. We strongly encourage you to continue taking it as long as your diet predominantly consists of enzyme-deficient cooked and processed foods, it could help to prevent the recurrence of the health ailment.

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Stabilized Rice Bran FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


1. As brown rice contains some part of the bran, do I still need to take Nn Stabilized Rice Bran if my diet consists of significant amount of brown rice?
Yes, brown rice does contain some part of the bran however, untreated whole brown rice turns rancid very rapidly as the oil content is very high. Therefore, most of the brown rice available in the market is chemically treated for extended shelf life. Moreover, intact uncooked brown rice contains only 10-12% of the bran, therefore, in order to enjoy the same benefits provided by 12g x 2 servings per day of Nn Stabilized Rice bran, you’d need to consume 200g of uncooked brown rice or 4 bowls of cooked brown rice. Surely you can’t eat raw brown rice, even if you can eat up to 4 bowls of cooked brown rice, heat destroys nutrients. In other words, it’s impossible to enjoy the same benefits as taking Stabilized Rice Bran.

2. I’ve seen some rice bran products in the market and the price is leaning towards the lower side. How is Nn Stabilized Rice Bran different from those in the market?
The key word is STABILIZED. Rice Bran has always been a storehouse of health-enhancing nutrients and antioxidants, but until recently its nutritional power could not be tapped because it was easily oxidised (making it unfit for human consumption) or it was treated with high heat or chemicals (stripping its nutrient value). So far, not many companies are able to produce stabilized rice bran, therefore most rice bran products in the market are just normal rice bran, they are not stabilized without high heat or chemicals. As rice bran turns rancid/oxidised very quickly, taking rice bran that is not stabilized may introduce toxins into the body, including cancer-causing substances. Rice bran that has been oxidised is lower in nutritional value too.

Now, with NutraCea®’s patented, proprietary technology that stabilizes rice bran without adding chemicals & heat treatment or degrading its nutritional profile, we can finally harness the full goodness of rice bran.

3. Since rice bran is all about antioxidants and fibre, if I am currently on antioxidant and fibre supplements, do I still need to consume Nn Stabilized Rice Bran?
Good for you! Antioxidants are essential for many bodily functions and they help defend your body against the free radical attacks that are responsible for premature ageing & degenerative diseases.

You should still take Nn Stabilized Rice Bran along with your antioxidant formula, simply because Nn Stabilized Rice Bran will make your antioxidant formula even more potent and effective. The human body is a complex system and therefore an orchestra of antioxidant team members are needed to support one another perform. In a typical “battle” against free radicals, antioxidant gets wiped out – destroyed. However, some antioxidants can resuscitate other antioxidants making these antioxidants more available for the body, and to be used over and over again – for many more times before they get wiped out by the free radicals. Nn Stabilized Rice Bran provides you more than 110 antioxidants & cofactors for this function. It is a good antioxidant formula on its own, and when taken with your existing antioxidant formulas, it makes them even more powerful.
Moreover, some studies show that while some antioxidant is good for you, the presence of some heavy metals in the body can cause them to turn into a pro-oxidant. For example, taking huge amount of Vitamin C in the presence of free Iron may have the opposite effect – the Vitamin C may turn into pro-oxidant rather than function as an anti-oxidant. For these reasons, Nn Stabilized Rice Bran comes to the rescue again. It is rich in fibre to bind away heavy metals that may potentially cause some antioxidants to turn pro-oxidant. Also, it contains other antioxidant cofactors to support the complex antioxidant system in the body to prevent any undesirable effects. It is after all, a natural antioxidant formula…. And nature knows best!

4. This product tastes sweet and I am a diabetic patient, can I take this product?
Certainly. This product is naturally sweetened with maple that offers benefits to your health too. Maple is an excellent source of zinc and manganese (an essential trace mineral required by the body), both components of SOD (Superoxide dismutase) – a powerful antioxidant enzyme that disarms free radicals to prevent ageing. Maple used is 100% natural and the amount added per serving is very insignificant. However, all diabetic patients should keep their blood sugar levels in check.

5. Can Nn Stabilized Rice Bran be added to hot water? What about adding it while cooking?
Nn Stabilized Rice Bran contains heat-sensitive nutrients so it is not advisable to mix it with hot water or add it to cooking or baking. For maximum benefits, we suggest that you mix it with lukewarm water, sprinkle it on cereal, toast, etc. or just eat it by itself.

6. Can I take more than 12g twice daily?
It is 100% natural & safe, no chemical additives and whatsoever. You may take more than the recommended amount as desired or required.


Hexagon 8 Stage π Water Purifier FAQ

Hexagon Water Filter - Living Water

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How is the HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier different from HexagonTM Hi-Energy Structured Water System?


HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier is a newly developed countertop water purifier, made according to the same underlying principles as the HexagonTM Hi-energy Structured Water System. Easy-to-install, this handy countertop water purifier delivers the same benefits as the HexagonTM Hi-energy Structured Water System – clean, health drinking water which optimizes hydration of the body and enhances bodily functions.

This unit will appeal to those who were interested in HexagonTM Hi-energy Structured Water System but held back from making a purchase due to its price. The HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier has been developed with both function and affordability in mind. With this unit, everyone can benefit from having clean, naturally, enhanced water for better health and vitality.

Hexagon Water Filter

Both the units have a capacity of 10,000 liters, equivalent to 1 year’s usage (depending on usage volume and quality of in-coming water supply) and produces very similar quality water. The HexagonTM Hi-Energy Structured Water System gives Living Water with a cluster size of 42.3Hz while the HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier delivers π-Water with an average cluster size of about 48Hz. Both Living Water and π-Water are very similar to our Body’s Water, which means that both Living Water and π-Water can be easily absorbed and used directly by our cells for bodily functions.

How does HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier compare to similar countertop water filters in the market?
Most conventional countertop filters simple/basic use just carbon (some may also have a ceramic filtration medium) which only offers the basic filtration necessary for clean drinking water. They remove sediment, chlorine, and a few other chemical contaminants in water.

The HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier does much more than that! Combining granular activated carbon, ceramic and a host of other hi-tech filtration media plus natural mineral and magnetic stones, this 8-Stage π water treatment purifies and enhances water, rendering it clean, healthful and great tasting too.

It can filter up to 10,000 liters of water (equivalent to about 1 year’s supply for an average household of 5 people) – at least double the filtration capacity of the normal ones.

Converting to HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier is naturally the wiser choice – more economical and value for money too.

Why are we introducing this HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier unit?
Very few people (estimated 5% to 10% of people / group surveyed) are willing to pay for a water filter that costs USD202 (the price of our HexagonTM Hi-energy Structured Water System) and above, which means most people (90% and above) are still using ordinary conventional counter top filters that half the price or less. This group is our target market.

For those who own a conventional filter that needs cartridge filters to be replaced twice a year, it’s time to change or switch to the HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier, which only requires a cartridge replacement once a year.

This HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier is for everybody NOW!

The HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier produces good quality π-water that is considered the most ideal water for the body. It enhances detoxification and elimination of waste, and contributes to overall good health. π-water is much better for you than the water produced by many more expensive filters.

Can I drink the filtered π water direct from this HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier unit?
YES. The HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier gives not only clean, but health-giving water on demand, all day, every day. Boiling water before consumption has long been practiced to offer consumers peace-of-mind or assurance that the water is free from bacteria, but in actual fact, municipal treated water has been chlorinated to ensure that bacteria is not present in our tap water. So, the boiling of water does not necessary eliminate bacteria. Instead, what is required is a good filtration and purification system, which will remove all the other contaminants present in our tap water that are hazardous to health like chlorine, heavy metals, rust, lead and many others. Of course you can boil the water for cooking and beverages if you wish.

Can I use the HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier with untreated underground water?
Untreated underground water contains an extremely wide spectrum of contaminants. This makes it even more important to have a HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier unit, as the unit will improve the condition and quality of the untreated underground water. For this type of water, it is best to BOIL the filtered water before drinking.

Don’t be alarmed if you notice any whitish specks in the filtered water after boiling. These are specks of calcium, which are not harmful in any way. If the water supply comes from a certain area that has limestone-based soil or that has surrounding areas with calcium-rich soil, then the water will also contain very high calcium levels. The HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier system does not remove calcium.

If the filtered water has a peculiar smell and tastes different, what should I do?
This change in smell and taste could happen if the unit is kept unused with water contained inside for a few weeks. In this case, it is best to remove the cartridge and drain out the leftover water. All you need to do is rinse the casing and the cartridge, re-install and then let the water run through the unit for at least 15 minutes before resuming usage.

Can I run hot water through the HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier unit?
No! Hot water will affect the Ceramic Filter and the Carbon Filter in the system, compromising their efficiency and efficacy.

Is the HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier unit suitable for all faucets?
The HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier unit comes with 3 different types of adaptors to fit more than 80% of the most common types of faucets. If yours is very unique, a plumber may be required to help perform some simple adjustments to your pipe fittings. Otherwise, it is very easy to install – all you need to do is literally screw it on and use.

I already have an outdoor filter (or point-of-entry filter), do I still need the HexagonTM 8-Stage π Water Purifier?
YES. Outdoor filters only remove suspended particles and sediment which cause the water to be cloudy and murky. It does not remove the harmful chemical contaminants present in the water.

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