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What is Structured Water? Why is it essential for us?

Structured water (a.k.a. hexagonal water, or living water, or active water, or charged water) is created by the free flow of water in the nature. Natural water in the rivers and mountain streams tumble over rocks, down waterfalls, flow through twists and turns as it actively descends a mountain.

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Chia Seed – the Superfood

Chia Seeds   Origin of chia These tiny black seeds were first used in central Mexico by the Aztecs as early as 3500 B.C. They were so appreciated that Aztecs offered chia seeds to their gods during religious ceremonies. Besides being a key raw material for medicines,

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The Stomach’s Role in Digestion

The stomach is a muscular sac which is located in the upper abdomen between our esophagus and our small intestine. The glands in the stomach lining produce stomach acid and pepsin. One of the main digestive enzymes, pepsin helps digest the proteins in food. It-breaks down proteins into smaller peptides.

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Fat Metabolism

Step by step fat metabolism   1.   Bile salts emulsify dietary fats in the small intestine, forming mixed micelles. 2.   Intestinal lipases degrade tricylglycerols. 3.   Fatty acids and other breakdown products are taken up by the intestinal mucosa and converted into triacylglycerols. 4.   Triacylglycerols are incorporated with cholesterol and

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The Digestive Process Starts in our Mouth

Importance of chewing more thoroughly and eating slower   In this era of fast-paced everything, even the act of eating a meal is something we feel that we should do on the run. Breakfast comes in power bars, lunch is eaten while speeding on the freeway, and

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