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Simple Sugars & Complex Carbs

One important classification of carbohydrates is based on the number of sugar units that they are made of. Glucose is one of the three nutritionally relevant monosaccharides found in food. The prefix mono, for one, means that these molecules are made of a single sugar unit. The two other monosaccharides are fructose and galactose. As…

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Omnivore vs. Vegan Nutrient Deficiencies

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Nutrient-Dense Approach to Weight Management

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Nutrients in Plant-Based Foods

>IF THE NUTRIENT DENSITY AND PLANT-BASED FOODS — A NEW PLANT-BASED FOODS BETTER?>IT IS GOING TO BE HIGHER IN THE FIBER. THERE IS SOMETHING IN PLANTS FOODS CALLED PHYTOCHEMICALS AND THEY MAY MAKE A CHOLESTEROL WE WERE TALKING ABOUT AND HELP THE BODY ELIMINATE CHOLESTEROL SO IT DOES NOT GO INTO THE BLOODSTREAM. ANTIOXIDANTS, HIGH-FIBER,…

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Effects of physicochemical characteristics of ingredients on digestibility of DM & nutrients by pigs

Hi, I’m Diego Navarro, from the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory at University of Illinois, and I will talk about about the effects of physicochemical characteristics of feed ingredients on total tract digestibility of dry matter, energy, fiber, and protein by growing pigs. In recent years, there has been an increase in the availability of co-products…

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How the food you eat affects your gut – Shilpa Ravella

Trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi live on or inside of us, and maintaining a good, balanced relationship with them is to our advantage. Together, they form the gut microbiome, a rich ecosystem that performs a variety of functions in our bodies. The bacteria in our guts can break down food the body can’t digest,…

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Finding Food with More Nutrients and Fiber | Publix Better Choice

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Nutrient Composition of Foods

To help us understand the content of energy and macronutrients, as well as some micronutrients, in the food we eat, the label of every packaged food has to carry a standardized nutrition facts panel. For fresh produce and other foods that do not come pre-packaged, such as bananas or chicken breasts, we can refer to…

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A brief survey of nutrients

We said that there are six categories of nutrients: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, the essential minerals and water. We will study these six categories of nutrients in a lot more detail during this course. But for now, let’s just briefly introduce a few facts about them. Carbohydrates are nutrients whose primary function is energetic.They are…

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From Nutrients To Food

Our food choices and preferences, and our idea of what is or is not food, are strongly determined by social and cultural influences. Let me show you some of the things I normally eat in Italy, and that I like a lot. This is a horse steak, pretty common in Europe. This is a steak…

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