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How does hot water affect the nutrients?

How does hot water affect the nutrients?

For all water soluble vitamins such as the B group vitamins, when they are placed in hot water, the nutrient content of the vitamin is extracted. In fact, the hotter the water and the longer it is steeped for, the more the nutrients are extracted. The table below shows the higher amount of nutrient present in a steeped cup of tea at 95○C compared to a cup of tea that is steeped at 80◦C.  (delete the 20% RDI column)           You can see that for Vitamin E which is a fat soluble vitamin, after being brewed...

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Are synthetic supplements as effective as natural ones?

Are synthetic supplements as effective as natural ones?

Although synthetic nutrients are structurally identical to wholefood nutrients, they are created in a very different way and they exist in isolation without the surrounding plant/food co-factors and enzymes that are also ingested when you eat food, which aids digestion and absorption.The are conflicting results from scientific studies as to how well synthetic nutrients are absorbed and used by the body. Some research shows that some are more easily absorbed than others 1 and that an isolated nutrient is unlikely to deliver the health benefits that eating food would 2 .Eloments contains co-factors and co-nutrients which are extracted along with...

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