Showing posts with label Nutrition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nutrition. Show all posts

Sucrose vs. Glucose vs. Fructose: What is the difference?

Sucrose vs. Glucose vs. Fructose: What is the difference?
If you are trying to reduce sugar consumption, you may wonder if the type of sugar is important. Sucrose, glucose and fructose are three types of sugar that contain the same amount of gram calories per gram. All are found naturally in fruits, vegetables, dairy products and grains, but they are also added to many processed foods. However, they differ in their chemical structures, the way their body digests them and metabolizes them and how they affect their health. This article examines the main dif… ...Read more

16 ways to increase your appetite

16 ways to increase your appetite
A loss of appetite occurs when you have little desire to eat. Different factors can cause little appetite, including mental and physical illness. If your lack of appetite lasts more than a couple of days, it can cause weight loss or malnutrition. Not having an appetite can be frustrating for anyone, especially for people who are underweight and try to gain weight or increase mass. This article lists 16 easy ways to increase your appetite. 1. Eat smaller meals more often Eating three full meals c… ...Read more

The 12 best foods that are rich in vitamin B12

The 12 best foods that are rich in vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that your body can not produce on its own, so you need to get it from your diet or supplements. Vegetarians, pregnant or breastfeeding women, and others at high risk of deficiency may want to monitor their diets to make sure they are getting enough. This article lists 12 foods rich in vitamin B12 to add to your shopping list. What is vitamin B12? This water soluble vitamin has many essential functions in your body. It is necessary to keep your nerves healthy and … ...Read more

Sweet Potatoes vs Yams: What is the difference?

Sweet Potatoes vs Yams: What is the difference?
The terms "sweet potato" and "yam" are often used interchangeably, causing much confusion. While both are vegetables from underground tubers, they are actually very different. They belong to different families of plants and are only related in a distant way. Then, why all the confusion? This article explains the key differences between sweet potatoes and yams. What are sweet potatoes? Sweet potatoes, also known by the scientific name Ipomoea batatas , are root vegetables with … ...Read more