Food & Nutrition

Vegetables & Fruits helps to gain Vitamin B

These are many vitamins clubbed together: thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folic acid (B9) and cobalamin (B12), all make up what we call vitamin B or B complex.Found in fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, eggs, fish and cheese. Of these, B12 is found mostly in non-veg sources, so vegetarians have to take extra care to include this vitamin in their diet. Curd and cheese Read more...

Functions of Fats

Fat is energy dense substance maintains body temperature, absorbs vitamins, and provides energy. It is an essential part of our diet, gives 9 calories for each gram while carbs and proteins provide only 4 calories for every gram.Functions of fatTransports vitamin A, E, K, D which are known as fat soluble vitaminsDefends vital organs like heart, kidney, liver, lungs, etcActs as an protector and inhibits loss of body heat.It is Read more...

Categories of Fats

Saturated fatsSaturated fats are solid at room temperature and the main sources are butter, animal fats, coconut and palm oil, milk and milk products. Long chain fatty acids are found in animal fats. Saturated fats impair cardiovascular health and are hard to digest. These fats raise total and bad cholesterol levels. Ghee has short chain fatty acids. These are easy to digest and promote good health.The fats in animal fats are tough on the Read more...

Functions of Proteins

The word protein was emerged from the Greek word proteins which means primary. It has many roles to play in our body without which normal functioning can be impaired.Functions of proteins includesIt develops antibodies, which are our primary defense system against germs and diseases.Aids in muscle contraction, which we get from contractile proteins.Bu utilizing enzymes it catalyses metabolic and biochemical reactions. Enzymes tak Read more...

Choosing the Right Protein

Expert nutritionists have estimated that our body requires 0.8 to 1 gram of protein per day for each kilogram of body weight. So choosing the right protein will keep you fit and healthy.It is found in all meat, fish, egg, legumes, milk and milk products and soy. It is also found in all other food with minimal quantities. Whey protein, a powdered milk product contains the highest biological value and helps to meet your daily requirement of pro Read more...

Crack your Nut

Take a nutritional tour of the nut bowlEvery day, consuming high-fat food that will give potassium, fiber and protein, helps to promote good health. The nutritional value of various dry fruits are given below;PeanutsCalories: 165 Fat: 14 gm Fiber: 2 gmThese are a rich source of vitamin E and protein (7 gm).Don't Eat the salted variety: 28 gm contain 230 (mg) of sodium.CashewsCalories:163 Fat: 13 gm Fiber: 1 gmC Read more...
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