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During pregnancy, the demands for calcium are obviously higher since a baby's development, in addition to the mother's requirements, must be provided for.
The three chief sources of energy are healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and complex proteins.
Foods high in fat such as butter, cream, and salad dressings, contain more calories per unit of weight than foods largely composed of carbohydrates like sugar, breads, cereals, or proteins found in eggs, cheese, and meat.
Tomato juice is low in calories because it is mostly water, which has no "food" value.
Lettuce is low in calories, but is made mostly of cellulose, a substance the body typically does not use.
Without protein, no life or growth is possible.
At least nineteen different minerals have been found in the human body in varying amounts.
Iron is needed in small amounts and is a very important part of every living cell, especially in the hemoglobin of the blood.
If you have a thyroid problem, diabetes, or are hypoglycemic, make sure to get enough iodine and chromium in your diet.
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