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Digestive system - how food is digested 
Digestive system - how food is digested
06.08.2014

Digestion is the enzymatic decomposition of large molecules of organic components (proteins, fats, carbohydrates) into the low-molecular substances, absorbed by the body and cell membranes. Proper nutrition, that is digestion and absorption of food,



The sense of taste and the types of flavors 
The sense of taste and the types of flavors
27.07.2014

Taste is one of the five senses, in which a man was equipped with. With it we can determine the flavors of many foods, choose those that we meet and those that can not tolerate. More importantly, due to taste, in many cases we can protect our bodies



What is the difference between kefir and yoghurt ? 
What is the difference between kefir and yoghurt ?
18.07.2014

Milk drinks acidified by lactic acid bacteria, with the possible interaction of yeast, are from immemorial time a fixed form of milk, over time it was prepared according to scientific formulas and methods, based on the conscious use of clean, single



The history of nutrition science 
The history of nutrition science
15.07.2014

Nutrition is one of the basic conditions of life, development, health and fitness, as well as a source of satisfaction of social needs and hedonistic. Therefore, the acquisition of food, its production and consumption have always been most important



Seafood - the characteristics and nutritional value 
Seafood - the characteristics and nutritional value
03.07.2014

Seafood or Italian "frutti di mare" is a term describing marine animals such as crustaceans and molluscs, including bivalves, cephalopods and echinoderms. Traditionally, they are widely consumed in Mediterranean countries and Antipodes, where for cen



Eggshells - natural supplement 
Eggshells - natural supplement
27.06.2014

They are one of the best sources of calcium, which is absorbed by organism in approximately 90% and it is easier for your body to digest and absorb. Apart from calcium in a shell all essential for organism microelements: magnesium, boron, copper, iro



Aspartame 
Aspartame
27.06.2014

Aspartame, main ingredient of commonly applied sweeteners, is one of the most dangerous chemical compounds added to nourishment. Aspartame was discovered by accident in 1965 during research into medicine for ulcers. Firstly, from 1981 it was being ad



Anti-cancer substances and foods 
Anti-cancer substances and foods
24.06.2014

Cancer in industrialized countries are one of the main reasons of death. Cancer is a disease, which all of us are afraid of. It?s threatening because it develops deceitfully, often for many years and can stay undiagnosed until it?s incurable. Scienti



Probiotics and prebiotics 
Probiotics and prebiotics
22.06.2014

The human body is an ecosystem inhabited by millions of microorganisms to ensure its proper functioning and to prevent the formation of pathogenic processes. The large intestine, whose role in the body can not be overestimated, inhabits more than 200



Slow food - a healthy alternative to fast food and lifestyle 
Slow food - a healthy alternative to fast food and lifestyle
20.06.2014

We live and eat in a hurry, in unconsidered way. Universally valid dictate - re-heated in the microwave dishes are becoming commonplace. We do not have time to enjoy your meal, do not care about the quality of food. And yet, on how we eat our health



History of alcohol, alcohol metabolism, facts and myths about alcohol 
History of alcohol, alcohol metabolism, facts and myths about alcohol
19.06.2014

The word alcohol is derived probably from one of the two Arabic words: al-kuhl (antimony, fine, fine powder) or al-Ghoul (evil spirit). Based on anthropological research can be concluded that alcohol is accompanied by a man almost since the dawn of i



Acid and alkaline balance 
Acid and alkaline balance
16.06.2014

Acid and alkaline balance - is a state where the relation between specific cations and anions in constitutional fluids is maintained, it determines the appropriate pH and proper function of life processes. Disorders of acid-alkaline balance are calle



Free radicals and antioxidants 
Free radicals and antioxidants
16.06.2014

As free radicals we describe unpaired electrons of oxygen, which are formed in the body by metabolism. Their presence is related to defense mechanisms, but they definitely harm in excess. Free radicals are endowed with a negative charge and strive fo



Strawberries - calories, nutritional values and interesting facts 
Strawberries - calories, nutritional values and interesting facts
12.06.2014

The history of strawberries is short. Strawberry fruit is the result of an accidental crossing of the Chilean wild strawberries with originating from the eastern United States wild Virginian strawberries. The event took place in the 18th century in F



Dehydration - types, causes, symptoms and treatment 
Dehydration - types, causes, symptoms and treatment
09.06.2014

Dehydration is a condition of the body, where the water content is below the value needed for its operation. Dehydration can be dangerous to human life. The greatest risk of death by dehydration occurs in the case of infants, young children and the e



How to store food 
How to store food
07.06.2014

Food products stored in different conditions by some time are a subject of many changes: microbiological, biochemical, chemical, physical. Several changes in time can lead to lower nutritional, health and organoleptic value due to improper storage te



Proper weight to height 
Proper weight to height
07.06.2014

The table gives proper weight for people at the age of about 30, dressed and wearing shoes. For older or younger people approximate correction should be implemented. Conversion of weight and height units. Proper weight in [kg] for females and males.



High fructose corn syrup - a controversial food additive 
High fructose corn syrup - a controversial food additive
06.06.2014

Recently, high fructose corn syrup raises a lot of controversy, and unfortunately is perceived by a wide audience of scientists as the perpetrator of many "woes". First of all, it is the main responsible for the epidemic of obesity and diabetes in th



Insulin and leptin - hormones governing body's energy resources 
Insulin and leptin - hormones governing body's energy resources
04.06.2014

How important it is to eat foods can be proved by the fact that the intestines as the only organ beside the brain are equipped with neuronal cells that independently manage the processes of absorption of nutrients. A hormone called insulin, produced



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