Soft drinks and health

Originally posted on Dietician daily:
A soft drink is usually a term used for non alcoholic sugary drinks that are mostly but not necessarily carbonated. The sweet taste maybe because of fructose, sugar, fruit juices, corn sugar or artificial sweeteners such as aspartame or saccharine. Some of the most popular soft drinks available in markets…

Good and bad carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are present as the main source of energy in our diet. They are the sugars, starches and fibre found in fruits, vegetables, grains and milk products. Carbohydrates are often classified as simple or complex on the basis of their chemical makeup and the way the body uses them for energy. Simple carbohydrates are the…

Pulses

pulses are the dry and edible seeds of the legumes with low fat content. They are widely used by humans and animals all around the world. Most common examples of pulses are chickpeas, dried and split peas, kidney beans, soya beans, mung beans, and several types of lentils. Nutritional composition of pulses Pulses are rich…

Soft drinks and health

A soft drink is usually a term used for non alcoholic sugary drinks that are mostly but not necessarily carbonated. The sweet taste maybe because of fructose, sugar, fruit juices, corn sugar or artificial sweeteners such as aspartame or saccharine. Some of the most popular soft drinks available in markets are CocaCola, Pepsi, Fanta ,…

Iron deficiency anaemia

Iron deficiency anaemia is the most common type of anaemia which leads to a reduction in number of red blood cells and haemoglobin which is responsible for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the blood and tissue cells. Causes of iron deficiency anaemia The possible causes of iron deficiency anaemia are Inadequate iron…

Diet and heart diseases

Heart disease is the major cause of death worldwide. It results from the lack of blood flow to the blood vessels surrounding the heart. The major cause of heart diseases are atherosclerosis and hypertension, both of which are greatly affected by diet. In atherosclerosis fatty material called plaque or atheroma is build up inside the…