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In the early 20th century the discovery of vitamins began. Today there
is a chance that there are some vitamins that are still undiscovered. The
definition of vitamin is: one of several substances necessary for animal
nutrition, and occurring in minute quantities in natural foods; numerous types
have been distinguished, and designated by the letters of the alphabet. Each
and every living animal needs vitamins to grow and be healthy.
Since the human body can t produce vitamins naturally or normally
produce the amounts needed, food provides the body with them. There are
different vitamins found in different foods. These vitamins give vital
nutrients to an animal.
In 1906, the...
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Nutrition is the relationship of foods to the health of the human body . Proper nutrition means that you are receiving enough foods and supplements for the body to function at optimal capacity. It is important to remember that no single nutrient or activity can maintain optimal health and well being, although it has been proven that some nutrients are more important than others. All of the nutrients are necessary in different amounts along with exercise to maintain proper health.There are six main types of nutrients used to maintain body health. They are: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water . They all must be in balance for the body to function properly....
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Nutrition is the relationship of foods to the health of the human body. Proper nutrition means that you are receiving enough foods and supplements for the body to function at optimal capacity. It is important to remember that no single nutrient or activity can maintain optimal health and well being, although it has been proven that some nutrients are more important than others. All of the nutrients are necessary in different amounts along with exercise to maintain proper health. There are six main types of nutrients used to maintain body health. They are carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water. They all must be in balance for the body to function properly. There are...
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With Americans taking more vitamin supplements than ever, there becomes less distinction of the fine line between what is healthy and what is not. Forty percent of theUnited State's adults spend almost two billion dollars on pills containing vitamins and minerals, but many are not helping their bodies - in fact, they may be hurting them. The supplements are often used as a "quick-fix" or replacement for real healthy living. As a result, people are very commonly putting too much, too little, or even not the correct vitamins into their body. So what are the right vitamins? What is too much, and what is too little? The guidelines vary from person to person, dependent on...
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A person eats to gain energy from food that allows our body to perform various functions that allows us to survive. The food that people take in will go through their digestive system that then allows them to harness the energy within food. That energy that is taken from the food is then sent, via the bloodstream, to all of the living cells. These cells then use this energy to perform their daily functions and tasks. We also eat food to help rebuild and repair damaged and old cells.
Diets are particular foods that are eaten by a particular person or group. There are many types of diets that can either differ in small ways or big ways. Different diets can also be healthy or unhealthy...
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People enjoy eating delicious food because they want to get essential nutrition from them. Who can resist a quick burger and fries when time is of the essence? But do you know what you're eating? For example, do you know how many calories are in a Taco Bell Gordita? Have you ever considered how much sodium you're consuming with an Arby's Bac'n Cheddar Deluxe? The numbers just might surprise you -- some for the better, but others for the worse.1. Influences on Food ChoicesFood choices are influenced by many factors, age, gender, friends, family, cultural background and where we live. Although the main purpose...
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All the food groups that are outlined by the food pyramid are essential to staying healthy. Everyone should pay close attention when eating meals and snacks so that they are sure to consume the right amount of each food group. People, who do not take in enough of certain food groups will in turn, fail to take in enough of the recommended amounts of vitamins and nutrients. Our bodies rely on our intake of certain micronutrients in order to function properly and stay healthy. Eating healthy is not just something that people do in order to keep their bodies healthy, but it also helps to keep their minds healthy and focused. There are many times that I will go without eating, or will eat...
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It is no coincidence that well fed dogs are usually the happiest and healthiest dogs. Just like people, dogs need to eat a well balanced diet to maintain their health and live long, active lives. Dog nutrition is very similar to human nutrition, but dogs are not people. They are unique animals with dietary needs based on centuries of evolution. While dogs are more omnivorous than pure carnivores like cats, they are not true omnivores like human beings. They evolved from wolves, so they tend to do best on meat based diets.
Important nutrients to consider when planning a dog’s diet include water, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Often overlooked, water is a...
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In the United States and other countries, a large number of people are consuming fast foods. People prefer fast foods because it is served quickly, customers can use a window drive thru, and it is cheap. People are influenced by advertisements and the conveniences of fast foods. People who work long hours buy fast food because there are several franchised fast food restaurants near-by. Today fast foods have become common in the everyday diet of many people in the world. However, fast foods lack a lot of nutrition and...
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According to Advances in Nutrition (Vitamin/Trace mineral supplements), “The fraction of population that is elderly has been increasing, as has the consumption of vitamin/trace mineral supplements, which is now a Multibillion dollar industry. Yet the rationale for such supplement intake by the majority may be questioned.” () Questions like, are vitamin and mineral supplements necessary for life, or is our body capable of generating enough micro-nutrients from everyday nutrition and the environment?; and are vitamin supplements supposed to be used as substitutes for the natural intake of vitamins from whole foods, for people who do not have deficiencies? These are the questions...
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Definition of Nutrition:Nutrition is the study of the materials that nourish an organism and of the manner in which the separate components are used for maintenance, repair, growth, and reproduction. Nutrition is achieved in various ways by different forms of life. Plants that contain the green pigment chlorophyll can synthesize their food from inorganic substances in the process called photosynthesis. Organisms such as plants that can thus manufacture complex organic compounds from simple inorganic nutrients are termed autotrophic. Organisms that must obtain "prefabricated" organic compounds from their environment are heterotrophic, and these include the fungi, some other plants,...
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Professor Amy Prochaska
13 March 2014
You Are What You Eat
The way I see, it our bodies are like machines and like most machines if you take care of them they will take care of you. Our bodies are no different you get out what you put in. Nobody expects a machine to run without fuel and that requires a specific kind of fuel, one that the machine was created to run on. Unlike those machines, our bodies require certain types of food as fuel and it seems that more often than not we fill our bodies with the wrong foods. It is crazy to think that we expect our bodies to function properly when we do not treat them properly. Eating is one of the most important and...
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Have you ever wondered if what you were drinking was good for you? Well, I spent a great deal of time pondering over it. Hopefully the research that I've done will help you make healthier decisions on what you drink. I did my research on five different types of drinks. They are: Coca-Cola soda, Tropicana Orange Juice, Water, Milk, and Gatorade.I will begin my report by discussing the nutritional facts of Tropicana Orange Juice. The makers of Tropicana state that Tropicana "provides a full day's supply of vitamin C, is a good source of folate, is naturally fat,...
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A Balanced Diet
This section contains details on what a healthy diet should consist of
and why each vitamin and mineral is an essential part of staying
healthy. The majority of people in this country eat too much fat and
not enough fibre and for most people a healthy diet is simple and easy
to do. The move towards a healthy diet may just mean eating more
fruit, vegetables, bread, cereals, potatoes, and pasta. People in the
UK have a 1 in 3 chance of developing cancer at some time in their
lives, eating a healthy diet, which includes 5 portions of different
fruit and vegetables a day can help reduce the risk of developing
heart disease, or cancer....
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What is nutrition? Why is nutrition important? Nutrition, nourishment, or aliment, is the supply of materials - food - required by organisms and cells to stay alive. In science and human medicine, nutrition is the science or practice of consuming and utilizing foods (MNT, 2014). A nutrient is a source of nourishment, an ingredient in a food, e.g. protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin, mineral, fiber and water. Macronutrients are nutrients we need in relatively large quantities. Micronutrients are nutrients we need in relatively small quantities (MNT, 2014). The six common substances that are known to be essential for the human body to function properly are carbohydrates, lipids, proteins,...
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Effects of Alcohol on Nutrition
There are many affects alcohol has on nutrition, in people of all ages. Each year more than 100,000 people die from alcohol related causes. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug dependence more than 13 million Americans abuse alcohol. There are different types of alcohol dependency psychologically dependent and physically dependent. If you crave alcohol, or feel distresses without it you are said to be psychologically dependent, if your body changes when alcohol is stopped such as hot/cold flashes, tremor, or seizures you are physically dependent.
One effect that alcohol has is on pregnant women, this causes fetal alcohol...
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" When she was fourteen, a modeling agency said that her face was two fat. It was a death sentence." (Toronto Sun, 1994)Sheena Carpenter died in November 1993. She was found on the kitchen floor of her apartment by her mother. She was twenty-two years old. . . and weighed only fifty pounds. Sheena was just one of the alarming numbers of young women who become obsessed with the shape and size of their bodies, and suffer harmful, or in this case, fatal effects from eating disorders. At any given time, almost one out of every two women is on some sort of a diet, and this statistic is apparently reflected the revenues of the diet industry, currently a $33 billion a year industry. It...
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Obesity and the Cardiovascular System
The main function of the cardiovascular/circulatory system is to
continuously pump blood around the body. It consists of the heart,
arteries, veins and the capillary network of arterioles and venules.
The capillary network is vast consisting of 62,000 miles of blood
vessels. Any blockages in cardiovascular system can be very dangerous
to our health, even fatal.
The heart, the body's pump, has 2 compartments separated by a septum.
Each compartment contains 2 chambers, atrium and ventricle. The right
side pumps de-oxygenated blood to the lungs (pulmonary circulation)
and left side oxygenated blood to all other...
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People say that the three most important things we humans need in order to survive are food, clothing, and shelter. I think out of those three things most people would say that food is the most important thing because that is what keeps us alive. Sure clothing and shelter will keeps us nice and warm, but we don't really need it to survive. Before humans started to settle down and build shelter in order to live in one place, they used to be nomads. Nomads would wander on the Earth with no real shelter except for what Mother Nature gave them. In order to survive, these nomads would have to hunt and gather their own food. If they could not get enough food or water to make it through the day...
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Science 10 Assignment -- Part BHow Nutrients get in, and wastes out.In a human being, nutrients are necessary for survival. But how are these nutrients obtained? This report will go into depth on how the food we eat gets into our cells, and how the waste products that we produce get out of the body. Also, the unicellular organism Paramecium will be compared with a human being, in terms of all of the above factors.Dietary NutrientsThe chief nutrients in a diet are classified chemically in four groups: carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins (Which do not require digestion)...
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The Effect of Food on Humans
''You are what you eat.'' The food we consume determines our
physical and psychological health. The muscles in the body, and the
blood flowing through the veins, are all supplied by the food that we
consume. These foods also have an effect on the way the brain
functions, and an effect on the body's performance. People might say
they are hungry and genuinely believe it when in fact they are feeling
sad. This is due to the lack of neuro- chemicals in the brain which
carry messages and control nerve impulses. When the right types of
food are eaten, the neuro- chemicals contained in the foods enhances
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Many people are confused about the difference between soap and detergent. Soaps and detergents are not the same thing, although both are surfactants, or surface active agents, which basically means a washing compound that mixes with grease and water. Soaps are made of materials found in nature. Detergents are synthetic (although some of the ingredients are natural); they were developed during World War II when oils to make soap were scarce. There is little doubt that soap is better for your health and the environment than detergents....
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The Biological Importance of WaterWater is a simple molecule, made of hydrogen atoms and oxygen atoms in the ratio of 2:1, yet it is fundamental to life. In active living cells, two-thirds, or often more, of the area is occupied by water, and two-thirds of the globe is covered in water. Water is therefore extremely abundant, and in biological terms it has great importance both inside cells, and externally, for example as a habitat. Water is the most abundant component of any organism. Humans are 60% water, and most organisms are 60-90% water. The water is found mainly in the protoplasm, and here it plays vital roles in...
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My personal health goal is to eat healthier foods and consume less junk food. As a runner, I realize that this is very important for me if I wish to achieve maximum results. In considering where to look for advice on good food choices, I decided that the best place to look would be in Runner's World Magazine. Sure enough, in the January 2001 issue I found an article titled Kitchen Think. The article gave helpful advice for my goal. The first thing mentioned was that fat should be an important aspect of every runner's diet. It is something that cannot be left out, but should be properly balanced. Only 30-35% of...
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Nutrition plays an important role in the human body. Not only does it keep us looking good and healthy, it also helps prevent many forms of cancer and disease. Vitamin A and provitamin A carotenoid, for instance, are nutrients that help prevent disease and cancer. These vitamins also help prevent bacteria and viruses by maintaining the integrity of the skin and mucous membranes. Vitamin D, folate, folic acid, and vitamin B6 also help prevent disease or cancer. The best way to prevent different forms of cancer is to eat a well balanced diet. Rachel Zinaman, a clinical research dietician at the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Cancer Center in New York says, “Consume a well balanced diet which is low...
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Exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) is a concern for those who handle horses, especially in the case of performance horses. Rhabdomyolysis is a disease affects the muscles, leading to muscle deterioration often after a period of prolonged exertion or exercise. ER will exhibit a variety of symptoms depending on the severity and the breed. Some horses will present with stiffness in gait, muscle soreness and general poor performance 1. Upon examination muscles will appear swollen and/ or hard. Diagnosis of ER is done through biochemical analysis of creatine kinase and aspartate transaminase levels within blood. These enzymes are shown to be increased during a time of muscle damage. ...
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Most of the people consider eating as a process connected to giving themselves a kind of pleasure, others associate it with a way of survival or simply take it for granted, accept it as a given part of their lives without questioning themselves about the real purpose of this "ritual" as we can call it. In fact, why do we have to bother our lifestyle with so complicated, as some may say, questions or issues? The answer is: because it is not just for our entertainment, people have to be aware that our health is a consequence from the food we consume; the way we combine different essential kinds of food may be crucial and sometimes result in irreversible diseases and effects. That is why we...
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Many Americans can tell you what components make up their food. Looking at a nutrition facts label, they can tell you the content of fat, carbohydrate, and protein in the foods they eat. Many participate in low carbohydrate dieting, one of the most popular diets around. Others have opted for the United States Department of Agriculture's low fat diet, but neither understands the chemistry of the body or may have misinformation about these compounds. Not many Americans can tell you confidently what a fat, carbohydrate, or protein is...
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In the April 2006 issue of ChemMatters, I found an article entitled "Bread-and-butter issues, the chemistry of margarine" which is of great relevance to what I have just studied in the topic of organic chemistry. The author of this article is Andrew Parsons, who is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, University of York. This article mainly discusses the role of chemistry in the formation of margarine and how several chemical compounds such as addictives contribute to its taste.What is margarine in this case? In chemistry terms, margarine is no more than a water-in-oil emulsion. There are mainly three types of margarine: Firstly, the hard, uncoloured...
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Advantages and Disadvantages of milk.The article written in the Sunday Times by Dr. Wolfe Segal, Senior lecturer in Biochemistry, University of W.A called 'Milk Is Full Of Food Value', discuses the facts about milk. Dr. Wolfe Segal wrote what vitamins and minerals are in milk also how many grams of fat, protein, and lactose are in milk. Dr. Wolfe Segal also wrote about what milk can do to the human body in good and bad ways. Dr. Wolfe Segal gave good information on the advantages and disadvantages of milk.The advantages of milk are that milk contains lots of vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, and lactose. All these nutrients are part of a balanced diet and therefore are...
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Chromium, the seventh most abundant element on earth is a transition metal from group VI-B .It is found in nature as the bound form constituting approximately 0.1 – 0.3 mg.g-1 of the earth’s crust. The name of the element is derived from the Greek word "chroma" meaning color, because many of its compounds are intensely colored. Cr is able to exist in several oxidation states, of which the trivalent Cr (III) and hexavalent Cr (VI) species are the most stable and abundant forms (Zayed & Terry et al., 2003).
The most stable form of chromium is its trivalent oxidation state which is primarily found geologically as chromite (FeCr2O4) (Cervantes et al., 2001). Cr (III) is naturally occurring,...
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Abstract— Fluoride (F) is an essential element for life. At low concentrations, it is generally believed that fluoride deficiencies can arise, but at high fluoride concentrations other deleterious effects can certainly transpire. This study was conducted to evaluate F content and its spatial variability in Isfahan province. This area covers different land uses including agricultural, industrial, urban and uncultivated lands. Two hundred and fifty five topsoil samples (0- 20 cm) in a study area of 6800 km² were collected. Total fluoride and water soluble fluoride were measured. The results of this research showed that two forms of soil F were controlled by intrinsic factors such as parent...
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Testing Food Substances for the Presence of LipidsAim:To establish which food substances contain lipids.Hypothesis:1. All diary products will contain lipids.2. All animal tissue will contain lipids.3. All plant storage organ products, i.e. seeds, will contain lipids.Introduction:Lipids are insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents. Ethanol is an example of an organic polar solvent which will dissolve lipids to a limited extent. However ethanol is miscible with water so when a solution of lipid and ethanol is added to water the ethanol will combine preferentially to the water, leaving the ethanol to form tiny globules in the...
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IntroductionNutrition remains significant all through life. Several chronic diseases that grow late in life, such as osteoporosis, can be due to poor habits earlier in one's life. Inadequate exercise as well as calcium intake, particularly during adolescence and early middle age, can considerably amplify the danger of osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become fragile and break or crack effortlessly.But good nutrition in the afterward years still can assist lessen the effects of diseases prevalent amongst older people or progress the quality of life in individuals who have such diseases. They consist of osteoporosis, obesity, heart diseases, high blood pressure, some kind...
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Fitness education is, “A physical education teaching approach that focuses on knowledge and understanding of physical fitness and wellness” (Strand, Scantling and Johnson 360). As a student studying to be a physical education teacher I am greatly concerned that children are not getting enough exercise and making poor choices regarding nutrients. Physical fitness is broken down into five fitness components: body composition, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular endurance and muscular strength. I will also talk about how nutrition plays a strong role in fitness education and how it applies to the five components of physical fitness.
Body composition is, “the percentage of body fat...
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Nutrition for Infants, Children, and Adolescents
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Each child is a unique individual whose heredity and environment shape the course of his or her life. Woven into the daily life are aspects of food and nutrition. What childhood memories of food do you have? Are these memories healthy or unhealthy?
Foods and their nutrients are essential to life. In the beginning years of life an infant’s nutritional health depends on the family unit. Parents must have knowledge of the changing food needs of the child and must also have sufficient resources to provide food, shelter, and clothing for the family. Equally important, parents create the cultural and...
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A good advertisement is one of the most important factors for a success in business. An effective advertising company is essential if you wish to produce profits in a short amount of time. In a course of ten hours the average American see about two hours of television ads. Advertisements are amongst us everyday. Companies go through great lengths to get the attention of the general public. In class, we discussed how businesses cross-advertise their items with others. Creativity is a critical part of an advertisement. The general public isn't interested in boring redundant commercials. That is the reason why every company has to create a new slogan or hook all the time. People don't...
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Pass the Potato Chips
Has mankind discovered some fantastic substitute for fat to enable people to eat as many snacks as possible without gaining weight? Recently, Proctor & Gamble developed Olestra (sucrose polyester), a zero calorie fat-based substitute, at a cost of $200 million. This product has been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) with warning labels.
What is olestra?
The olestra molecule differs from a fat molecule in that it has six to eight fatty acids on a sucrose core, as opposed to three fatty acids on a glycerol core. The bulkier olestra molecule is not digested, absorbed , or metabolized, and thus provides no calories” (Stern & Hermann-Zaidins...
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Conclusion:The graph shows a inverse proportional relationship between the time and the number of drops required to decolourise the DCPIP solution: the longer the cabbage is boiled, the less drops are needed. The graph shows the effect that cooking hat on food: because of the boiling, vitamins are lost. The loss of vitamins is due to the fact that when heated, the cell membranes burst, releasing the ascorbic acid. Vitamin C, the most reactive reducing agent known to occur naturally in living tissues, is an essential nutrient for humans. It is water soluble and is found in many...
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A person can achieve a balanced diet by following the dietary guidelines provided in the food pyramid. The table guidelines listed below indicates the minimum number of servings from each food group for each day. The menu attached show examples of these recommendations. The pyramid is divided into 4 levels according to the needs of your body. The base of the pyramid contains foods including grains such as oats, rice and wheat, and the breads, cereals, noodles and pasta made from them. Try to choose 6-11 servings of these products each day to ensure a solid foundation for your diet. Foods from this group are high in complex carbohydrates, which are the main energy source for daily...
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One of the most controversial foods consumed is meat. In general, there are two extremes associated with meat; those who over consume and those who chose not to eat meat at all. Of course there are concerns associated with over consumption of meat such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and metabolic syndromes. Also, diets high in meat have high protein content so those individuals will sometimes not receive enough energy from carbohydrates, ultimately putting strain on the kidneys, leading to dehydration and ketosis (Wyness, et al., p. 35).
When considering negative effects of meat consumption, the main focus is weight management, cholesterol, cancer, and coronary...
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Objective: 1. Test for the solubility of the lipids in the several common solvents.2. Test for the saponification and the property of the soap solution (stearate) 3. Test for the existence of the acrolein.4. Test for the unsaturation.5. Test for the unsaturation in the way determination of the iodine number of a fat or oil.Result: 1. Solubility Test: (0.5) solvent Ether Chloroform Acetone Ethanol Water Triacetin + + + + - Butter + + + - - Peanut oil + + + - ...
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Healthy food is the main function of protecting from 70% of disease in our days. The nourishing food and the enough dose of nutrition and their correctly absorption protect from disease like diabetes, heart attack, insults, high blood pressure, osteoporoses, gastric ulcer, migraine and etc.; Healthy nutrition increase the immune system and this help for cope with the different infections without remedy.The enjoyment of food is one of life's pleasures and all foods can be enjoyed as a part of nutrition diet. The particular food is neither "good" nor "bad" of itself. What matters is how well a given...
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Access to Higher Education Core Biology AssignmentThe name of the cell organelle, or structure, to which each of the following statements refers:a)Fully permeable layer found outside the membrane of some cells. Cell Wallb)Series of membranes in the cytoplasm through which materials can be transported and in which proteins accumulate. Endoplasmic Reticulumc)Site of ribosomal RNA synthesis. Nucleusd)Partially permeable layer about 7.5nm thick. Cell Membranee)Structures responsible for producing spindle apparatus. Centrosomesf)Contains membrane stacks called grana. Chloroplastg)Site of aerobic respiration. Mitochondriah)Structure...
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It got me a good grade Ohh this report is so good!LIPIDSThe subject I will cover is lipids. I will tell you about the description of it's organic compound. I will tell you where it is found. I will tell you what the uses are in plants and animals. I will also tell you about it's chemical structure and give examples of types of these compounds, such as cholesterol.The organic compound of lipids have many similarities. They are almost always greasy, fatty, oily, or waxy. They do not dissolve in water, but...
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SoyabeansSoybeans have good quality proteins that are comparable to the animal protein sources. Soybeans have a much higher protein content compared to other grains and pulses. They also have higher Lysine and Iron content which is of special benefit to anemic persons, which helps to improve the Hemoglobin level of their blood. Whole soybeans contain about 34 percent of total carbohydrates on a dry weight basis. This fraction is devoid of starch, and therefore, has less nutritional significance than protein and oil. The...
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1.Digestion, Nutrition & BondsFoodstuffs mainly consist of biopolymers (complex carbohydrates, proteins and lipids); large molecules made of monomers (sugars, amino acids and fatty acids/glycerol) linked together by chemical bonds. Bonds are of vital importance in living systems, as they are broken in digestion, to provide energy - they are exergonic reactions - and constructed in repair and growth - endergonic reactions - where the energy previously generated is harnessed.Carbohydrates®Monosaccharides ®4 kcals g-1Proteins®Amino Acids (AAs)®4 kcals g-1Lipids® Fatty...
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Low Fat Heart Healthy Diet
A low fat heart healthy diet is my idea of the best nutritional diet, especially since heart disease is the number one killer among people in the United States. Cardiovascular disease is very prevalent in my family. I lost both, paternal and maternal grandparents to heart disease. My father has severe heart disease, and my mother and brother are both hypertensive and require medication; therefore, I know I’m especially vulnerable to this disease.
For many years, I ate whatever I wanted without regard to the nutritional value of the garbage I was putting in my mouth. About six years ago, at the age of 44, I found myself feeling fatigued all the time. I had no...
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The Effects of AlcoholFinal Research PaperIntroduction to NutritionThere are many reasons why a person consumes alcoholic beverages. They choose to use alcohol to relax, decrease stress, promote social interaction, produce feelings of happiness and satisfaction. The human body requires psychological balance and unfortunately many people turn to alcohol to obtain psychological balance. But what are the consequences of consuming alcoholic beverages to our body?In order to understand how alcohol is broken down in our body, we need to understand what alcohol is. Ethanol is the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages and is diluted with water and other...