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What is Black fungus – Mucormycosis – symptoms of black fungus

As per the ICMR guidelines people should follow the quarantine guidelines, social distancing, doctors guidelines to relief from this pandemic. Mucormycosis is a fungal infection that mainly affects people who are on medication for otherhealth problems that reduces their ability to fightenvironmental pathogens. Sinuses or lungs of such individuals get affectedafter fungal spores are inhaled […]

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Minerals, Functions if minerals in the body, Importance of minerals in body, calcium, sodium, potassium,phosphorus, magnesium, iron and iodine

Minerals These are the inorganic compounds in micro quantities which are essential for many vital functions of the body. The minerals constituent of the body amounts to 4.3 to 4.4 %, largely in the skeleton. General Functions of Minerals As constituents of hard tissue. (eg.) calcium and phosphorus in bone and teeth. As constituents of […]

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Water Soluble Vitamins, Vitamin B1, B2 to B12, Daily Requirements of Vitamins, Vitamin Sources,Vitamins Deficiency Syndrome

Water Soluble Vitamins Vitamin B1-Thiamine Vitamin B2-Riboflavin Vitamin B3-Niacin Vitamin B5-Pantothenic acid Vitamin B6-Pyridoxin Vitamin B7-Biotin Vitamin B9-Folic acid Vitamin B12-Cyanocobalamine Vitamin C -Ascorbicacid These vitamins are essential for many metabolic functions of the body. These are daily required in diet. Vitamin B1- Thiamine Thiamine is essential for the normal metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. […]

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Vitamins, Types of Vitamins and its functions, Fat soluble vitamins, Vitamins A, D, E and K, Vitamin Foods and Vitamins Deficiency

Vitamins vitamins are complex chemical substances required by body in very small amounts. Vitamins in food are for the protection and regulation of body functions. * Vitamins are divided in to two major groups * Fat soluble vitamins- Vitamin-A, D, E and K * Water soluble vitamins- Vitamins of B group and vitamin C Fat […]

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Proteins, Daily Requirements of proteins, sources of protein, functions of proteins,Digestion and absorption

Proteins Proteins are the indispensible constituents of the diet. Proteins are made up of amino acids. Amino acids are needed for replacement and growth of the body parts. Amino acids are classified as essential and non essential amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be synthesized by the body and must be taken through foods whereas […]

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What is carbohydrates,classification of carbohydrates, Daily requirements of carbohydrates, Functions of carbohydrates

Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are the chief sources of energy (Providing 4 Kcals/gm). Carbohydrates are cheap and readily available from food. There are three different kinds of carbohydrates. They include starch, sugar, and fibre. We do not get calories from fibre because our bodies do not break down fibre during digestion. Classification of Carbohydrates 1. Monosaccharides: These […]

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Functions of food in human body, Physiological, social, Physiological Functions of food

FUNCTIONS OF FOOD Food has three main functions in the body 1) Physiological 2)Social 3) Phychological a) Physiological Functions Food has three main physiological functions in the body a) Growth and Development b) Provision of Energy c) Repair and Maintenance of Cells a) Growth and development Food helps babies, young children and adolescents grow at […]

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What is the Classification Of Food

CLASSIFICATION OF FOOD a) According to the chemical nature • carbohydrates • proteins • fats • minerals • vitamins • dietary fiber • water b) According to their function in the body Energy giving foods The carbohydrates, fats and the protein are considered as calorie nutrients, so that the body can perform the necessary functions. […]