What are carbohydrates?
Carbohydrates are made up of either simple sugars or complex molecules made from simple sugars. Depending on how the sugars are combined, they are called disaccharides, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides. Our body uses carbohydrates as its main fuel source. During digestion process, complex carbohydrates are broken down into … Read more
The kidneys are the organs in the body which keep up with the excess sodium in the bloodstream. As sodium accumulates in the body it draws water in to dilute the sodium. In this process both the amount of fluid surrounding cells and the volume of blood in the bloodstream … Read more
How to Prevent Heart Disease ?
1. Why Fruits and vegetables are good for a heart healthy diet ?
If you eat more vegetables and fruits ,your calorie intake will be low and you can maintain a healthy weight.
Eating more fruits and vegetables may help you cut back on … Read more
YOUR DIET AND DIETARY FIBERS : HOW MUCH YOU NEED?
1. What is the daily recommendation of dietary fibers intake ?
Current recommendations from the United States National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, state that for Adequate Intake, adult men ages 14–50 consume 38 grams of dietary fiber per … Read more
DIETARY FIBER / ROUGHAGE
1.What is Dietary fiber or roughage ?
Dietary fiber or roughage is the indigestible portion of food derived from plants.
2.What are the foods rich in Dietary fiber?
Foods rich in fibers: fruits, vegetables and grains.
3.What are the components of dietary fiber?
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