Coffee Substitutes

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These often are used by individuals who are sensitive to caffeine and other substances in coffee, but still enjoy a warm coffee-like beverage. Substitutes include grain beverages such as Kaffree Roma, Teechino, and Kafix. The ingredients common to all are barley and chicory; some have other flavorings such as mocha, almond and roasted carob.

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Herbal Teas

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Herbs include the leaves, bark, berries, roots, gums, seeds, stems and flowers of various plants. Because of their therapeutic value, herbs have been used for thousands of years to help maintain good health. Herbal teas are made from these herbs and are typically caffeine free. There is no real “tea” in herbal teas. How to…

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Vitamin B6

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VITAMIN B5 * Day by day, there’s probably no nutrient as actively involved in keeping your system running smoothly as Vitamin B6. Technically an umbrella term used to describe three B vitamins (pyridoxine, pridoxal, and pyridoxamine); Vitamin B6 partakes in no fewer than 100 chemical reactions throughout the body. Vitamin B6 helps manufacture the building…

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Vitamin B5

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Also known as Vitamin B5, pantothenic acid is essential for a number of basic bodily functions -from growth to reproduction. It participates in the continual breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins from food. This vitamin also produces numerous enzymes and helps maintain precise communication between the central nervous system and the brain. A deficiency of…

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Vitamin B3

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Also known as Vitamin B3, niacin has earned a reputation (in supplement form) as a natural cholesterol lowering agent. It may also help to prevent or treat a number of other disorders, from arthritis and depression to diabetes. This vitamin is also critical to releasing energy from carbohydrates and helping to control blood sugar levels.…

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Vitamin B2

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Vitamin B2, a water-soluble member of the B-complex family of vitamins, plays a crucial role in converting protein, fats, and carbohydrates into the energy that the body demands to grow and develop property. Along with Vitamin B6 and niacin, riboflavin protects the nervous system. Vital to maintaining proper metabolism, riboflavin also helps to shore up…

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Magnesium

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MAGNESIUM * Health Benefits Magnesium, a mineral, helps coordinate the activity of the heart muscle as well as the functioning of the nerves that initiate the heartbeat. It also helps keep coronary arteries from spasming. Magnesium plays a part in reducing elevated blood pressure by relaxing the muscles that control blood vessels. It also helps…

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Iron

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IRON Health Benefits Iron, a trace mineral, supplies energy to every cell in the body. It is a key component of hemoglobin, the blood’s oxygen-carrying substance. Iron is also found in myoglobin, which supplies oxygen to muscles, and in compounds that keep the immune system strong. This mineral is critical to sharp mental functioning. Slight…

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Iodine

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IODINE * Health Benefits Concentrated primarily in the thyroid gland, iodine is a potent trace mineral that plays an important role in many of the body’s biological functions. In fact, iodine is so vital to a person’s overall health that in the 1920s, U.S. government health officials recommended it be added to table salt. The…

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Calcium

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CALCIUM * Health Benefits Most of the body’s calcium is stored in the bones and teeth, where it is instrumental in keeping them strong. The small amount of calcium circulating in the bloodstream helps to produce the hormones and enzymes that regulate energy release, digestion and metabolism. Calcium also facilitates the movement of nutrients across…

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