Water is the predominant constituent of all living organisms. The
physical and chemical properties of water are central to
biological structure and function. The solvent and reactant
properties of water thus undoubtedly appear to have influenced the
evolution of life on earth . ......
are low-molecular-weight organic substances required in small
amounts in the diets of higher animals for normal growth,
maintenance of health, and reproduction. All animals need
vitamins, but not every vitamin is required by all animals; e.g.,
vitamin C is needed only by humans, guinea pigs, monkeys, some
birds, and some fish that lack the enzyme gulonolactone oxidase,
which is required to make l-ascorbic acid from glucose via D-glucuronic
chocolate and long life
is often said that chocolate is good for the soul
bad for your
are the first to suggest that those with a sweet tooth
should strike the dark substance from their diet, but
have also had
grudgingly that the flavonoid
content of chocolate,
a new report from America confirms that the benefits are
water, proteins have a central place in the cell. Proteins
constitute the structure of living organisms and catalyze cellular
reactions. The genetic information present in the DNA segment
(gene) is expressed in the form of a protein. Proteins are thus
among the most fundamental biological macromolecules and have
The healing power of plants has been recognized for thousands of years and
as greater numbers of us embrace more adventurous holidays to far-flung
parts, local remedies are receiving more global attention. Let's take a
look at the treasures nature has to offer.
Food Cures You
from its versatility
has important therapeutic benefits. Make a tea by peeling
and chopping about one inch of the root and infusing it in boiling
water. Drink it to relieve colds or stomach problems. For nausea
or travel sickness a child can be given a ginger biscuit, cake,
they all ease symptoms.
from different types of cattle are designated with various terms.
Veal is the meat from cattle slaughtered 3 to 4 weeks after birth.
Beef is the meat of cattle more than one year old. Beef carcass is
classified according to sex, age, and sexual conditions of the
animals as follows:
including oils and fats, are a chemically diverse group of
compounds that are insoluble in water and have a variety of
functions. Oils and fats are the principal stored forms of energy
in many organisms, with phospholipids and sterols making up
approximately half the mass of biological membranes. Other crucial
lipids are enzyme cofactors, electron carriers, light-absorbing
pigments, hydrophobic anchers, emulsifying agents, hormones, and
intracellular messengers . ......
must in life
as good at
fighting heart disease as some fruits and vegetables
because of its high level of antioxidants,
a study suggests. Antioxidants, which help prevent
narrowing of the arteries. Researchers knew honey contained
varying amounts of antioxidants, with dark honey having
Grains, fewer strokes
white rice to cake flour. Americans have a soft spot for highly,
processed cereal grains. We also have a weakness for strokes,
which kill 160, 000 of us each year and deprive thousands of
foods recommended by US Time magazine
Several studies have linked the cooked tomatoes in
and sauces to a reduced risk of prostate cancer and other
Tomatoes contain lycopene,
powerful antioxidant among the carotenoids, the compounds
that turn fruits and veggies deep orange.
your healthy food
is probably the healthiest food you should take.
garlic isn't likely to help out with your social life when you eat
too much of it chasing people off with the bad
it may actually save your life!
Used widely by
for its culinary and medicinal properties.
What it can do.. help skin retain water. How it Works.. Milk
contains proteins and lipids to keep skin moist.
What they can do: provide anti-aging protection by guarding
against free radicals. How it work: Grapes contain polyphenols,
natural antioxidants with anti-aging benefits.
giant Nestle and beauty manufacturer L' Oreal
the world's first "cosmetic foods " designed to
improve your appearance.
It doesn't matter how much you spend on potions and
you eat, none
of it will improve lacklustre
unless you look after
your diet. Here's how to do it. ......
OTHER SEAFOODS, AND THEIR PRODUCTS
and a range of other foods from the ocean constitute an important
source of highly nutritious food for humans and animals. The
development of refrigerated transport and on-board refrigeration
on fishing vessels have greatly enhanced the shelf life and
quality of fish and other seafoods. ......
soy improves your memory
knows soy is great for the
body, but new research shows it helps
too. Pharmacologists at King’s, College
in London found that people who
ate a highsoy diet for10 weeks developed
memory than those who consumed the same amounts of protein,
fat, and calories, but without the soy. The results were not
unexpected: Soy is rich in isoflavone hytoestrogens ?antioxidant
chemicals that mimic estrogen's effects on the
previous studies have
that estrogen improves memory . ......
Cooking tomatoes—such as in spaghetti sauce—makes the
fruit heart-healthier and boosts its cancer-fighting
ability. All this, despite a loss of vitamin C during the cooking
process, say Cornell food scientists. The reason :cooking
substantially raises the levels of beneficial compounds called
wine is key to a bright old age
wine in moderation improves the IQ and may boost mental agility
in old people, according
study of the effects of alcohol on the middle-aged and elderly
average IQ of men who
drink wine ( whether
made from grapes or rice) was
3.3 points higher than that of men Who do not imbibe. ......
are the most abundant biomolecules produced on the earth;
photosynthetic plants and algae convert over 100 billion metric
tons of C02 and H2O into sugars, starches, and cellulose-like
is Changing the world
of people give drugs to their children? Do you still know
where in the world people take drugs before going to work? The
answers are simple-ordinary people, just about everywhere. And the
drug in question is caffeine. Scientists estimate that over 90
percent of the world’s population takes caffeine daily . ......