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Vitamin Deficiency & Functions Chart

Vitamin Deficiency & Functions Chart


  Vitamin Sources Indication Efficacy Claims Fat Soluble Vitamins can be stored in the body and need not be consumed daily. While it is difficult to "overdose" on them from ordinary sources, consuming mega doses of fat-soluble vitamins, especially A and D, can lead to a dangerous buildup in the ...

Cooking Measurement Conversion Chart

Cooking Measurement Conversion Chart


A few grains/pinch/dash, etc. (dry) = Less than 1/8 tsp A dash (liquid) = A few drops 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon 1/2 tablespoon = 1-1/2 teaspoons 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons 2 tablespoons = 1 fluid ounce 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup 5-1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup 8 tablespoons ...

Metric Conversion Chart

Metric Conversion Chart


by Volume Standard      Metric   1/4 cup   =    60 milliliters 1/2 cup   =    120 milliliters 1 cup   =    230 milliliters 1 1/4 cups   =    300 milliliters 1 1/2 cups   =    360 milliliters 2 cups   =    460 milliliters 2 1/2 cups   =    600 ...

New Food Pyramid Guide

New Food Pyramid Guide


The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005, gives science-based advice on food and physical activity choices for health. To see the full 80-page Dietary Guidelines report, click here.   What is a "Healthy Diet"? The Dietary Guidelines describe a healthy diet as one that Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free ...

Glossary

Glossary


Adipose tissue: Connective tissue in which fat is stored.Amino Acids: A class of organic compounds known as the building blocks of protein.Anabolic Androgenic Steroids: Synthetic deprivation of the male sex hormone testosterone.Anatomical Position: Standing erect, with feet and palms facing forward.Anterior: Anatomical term meaning toward the front. Opposite of posterior.Atrophy: ...

What are Carbs?

What are Carbs?


Are carbohydrates the bodies preferred source of energy?  By the time you finish reading this article you will understand the bodies need, function and the roles carbohydrates play in our nutrition.  We start our discussion by comparing complex and simple carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates include bread, pasta and cereals.  They are ...

How to Read Nutrition Labels?

How to Read Nutrition Labels?


Click each item on the label below for additional nutritional information. Nutrition Facts Serving Size 1/3 cup (29 g) Servings Per Container About 3 Amount Per Serving Calories 140  Calories from Fat 45 *% Daily Value Total Fat 5g 8%   Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 210mg ...

Minerals in Food Chart

Minerals in Food Chart


Mineral Sources Indication Efficacy Minerals in organic products essential for body functions. CalciumMen: 800 - 1000 mgWomen: 700-800 mg Milk, Yogurt, Cheese, Sardines, Broccoli, Turnip Greens. Helps build strong bones and teeth. Promotes muscle and nerve function. Helps blood to clot. Helps activate enzymes needed to convert food to energy. ...

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