NUTRITION FOR GOOD HEALTH Polyphenols are a group of compounds which are present in all plant organs and are among the most popular and commonly consumed nutraceuticals. There are various classes of polyphenols and one of them , called anthocyanins, impart...
NUTRITION FOR GOOD HEALTH Fructans is the general term for any carbohydrate with fructose polymers. They are present in significant amounts in various edible fruits and vegetables , eg. asparagus, artichoke, garlic, leek onion, banana and chicory roots.. Fructans have a...
NUTRITION FOR GOOD HEALTH Magnesium is a macromineral that is present in bones and muscles, though not as abundantly as calcium and phosphorus. Magnesium deficiency has been suggested as a factor contributing to the pathogenesis of several chronic diseases. a decline...
Sharing the recipe for a Vitamin A rich , warm soup for the winter ! Carrot & Lentil Soup Ingredients: 1 cup carrots, chopped 1/2 cup lentils soaked for 4 - 5 hours (red or golden lentil) 6 pepper corns 1/4 cup onions, sliced 1 clove...
NUTRITION FOR GOOD HEALTH Fenugreek seeds commonly used in Asian cuisine, are rich in fiber which is mucilaginous (20 - 50 % fiber content). It also contains an alkaloid substance called "Trigonelline" which is known to reduce blood sugar levels. Fenugreek...
NUTRITION FOR GOOD HEALTH Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) have positive effects on insulin sensitivity and cardiovascular risk factors. Compiled data indicate beneficial effects of a high - MUFA diet ( ranging from 12 to 30 % of total energy intake) on...
NUTRITION FOR GOOD HEALTH PECTIN (which literally means "to solidify" ) is a non starch , structural polysaccharide found in fruits and vegetables , mainly in the cell wall. Fruit (mainly citrus fruit and apple ) pectin acts like a sponge...
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