Archive for October 18th, 2010

 


It is always a good time for soup.  And a fresh carrot soup is no exception. This gluten-free carrot soup is simple and tasty dinner treat for anytime of year.

Buckwheat biscuits make a delicious accompaniment, with their earthy and slightly sweet flavor.

Soup*

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped into (more…)

Potassium is a mineral that is easily absorbed by the digestive tract. This micronutrient is essential for life because of the vital functions it performs in our bodies. Normal nerve conduction, muscle contraction, fluid balance, acid-alkali balance, blood pressure regulation, digestion, protein production, and metabolism require the action of potassium. For example, in metabolism potassium is required for the movement of sugars, amino acids, and other molecules into cells.

Potassium is an electrolyte that takes part in electrical conduction and chemical reactions in opposition to the electrolyte, sodium. In bodily fluids, potassium is the major cation (positively charged ion), while sodium is the major anion (negatively charged ion).

About 98% of the body’s potassium is contained within muscle cells, while (more…)