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Electrolytes

An electrolyte is a substance that conducts electricity when dissolved in water. They regulate nerve and muscle function, hydrate the body, balance blood acidity and pressure, and help rebuild damaged tissue. The muscles and neurons are sometimes referred to as the “electric tissues” of the body. They rely on the movement of electrolytes through theRead More

DIETARY FIBRE

Dietary fibre is the portion of food that cannot be broken down by the digestive enzymes present in our digestive system. It is only found in plant food sources such as cereals, fruits, vegetables, lentils etc. dietary fibre consist of non-starch polysaccharides and other plant components like cellulose, resistant starch, resistant dextrin, inulin, lignins. ThereRead More

CARBOHYDRATES

Energy that is needed to move, perform work and live is chiefly consumed in the form of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates primary starches a least expensive easily obtained and readily digested form of fuel. Carbohydrates are classified depending on number of Sugar units as simple and complex carbohydrates Simple carbohydrates Monosaccharides Disaccharides Complex carbohydrates Polysaccharides Functions ofRead More

CHOLESTROL

Cholesterol is a fatty waxlike substance made in the human and animal bodies from saturated fats i.e. saturated fatty acids in food. Cholesterol is present in the form of lipoproteins which are fat transporting molecules covered with protein. Lipoproteins have different function in our body depending upon the proportion of protein and fats (triglycerides, cholesterolRead More

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