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THE RESISTANT STARCH – OUR BODY NEEDS IT PART 2

Different foods have different concentrations of resistant starch. For 100 g of dry substance, white bread has 1 g of resistant starch, rice – 4 g, dried peas – 5

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THE RESISTANT STARCH – OUR BODY NEEDS IT PART 1

Until recently, it was believed that all the starch from foods is easily digested and absorbed by the small bowel. Recent studies have shown that some of the starch ingested

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The Importance of Potassium to Your Health

Potassium is an important mineral that we get from the foods we eat everyday. It is necessary for regulating body fluid balance so that the heart stays healthy. Being an

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How Can Vegetarian Women Have a Healthy Pregnancy?

Pregnant women who are vegetarian feel concerned about the possible effects of their diet on the baby inside their tummy. However, there is no need to worry, because, with careful

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Being Smart With Your Protein Choices

Not all protein is the same. Some are good for our bodies, some are not. In general, protein is necessary for building strong bones and muscles. We need to eat

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Healthy Alternatives to Drinking Sodas

Drinking sodas may satisfy your thirst, but it does not give the vitamins and minerals that alternative healthy drinks do. Moreover, studies show that drinking soft drinks is associated with

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POLYSACCHARIDES – WHOLE GRAINS ARE HEALTHIER PART 2

In addition to fibers and resistant starch, whole grains contain an appreciable amounts of oligosaccharides, ie carbohydrates with a low degree of polymerization. The oligosaccharides have an effect similar to

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POLYSACCHARIDES – WHOLE GRAINS ARE HEALTHIER PART 1

Polysaccharides are complex glucides whose molecule is formed by the union of several monosaccharides. They are mainly found in cereals, legumes, leaves, roots and tubers. STARCH is one of the

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SIMPLE GLUCIDES PART 2

Refined sugar spoliates the body in particular of vitamin B1. In order to be used and to produce energy, the glucose, once in cells needs vitamins of group B. Therefore,

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SIMPLE GLUCIDES PART 1

Glucides or carbohydrates are the main source of the body energy, the fuel that biological engine works with. OMS recommends that 55 to 75% of the caloric to be covered