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Bitterapple solanumincanum l solanaceae

This is one of the few places where the NWT was the shorter of the triad I often cover (NWT KJV RSV). I rather doubt that the words brier and thorn are divinely distinct so I will not question these trivial differences. Zohary comments that the Hebrew hedek appears only twice in the Bible (Proverbs 15 19 and Micah 7 4-5), and in either case is associated with a thorny hedge. In Arabic, hadaq refers specifically to Solanum incanum. Respecting his opinion, I have cited the Proverbs passage in its three versions above. Unlike the vine of Sodom, this S. incanum is reported in the Flora of Palestine, mostly in tropical areas of the lower Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea region (ZOH). UPW says this one species is an aggregate of more than 50 that have been recognized species, many individually recognized by African farmers. They even speculate that it came to Africa from Asia via Egypt 400 to 500 years B.c. A component of some arrow poisons and love philtres. Ethiopians use the fruits as a...

Nucleic Acid Content of Foods

Extracts of meat and yeast have very high purine contents but are usually eaten in small quantities. Some vegetables may provoke gout attacks by virtue of their oxalic acid content rather than that of purines, but legumes, fast-growing parts of brassicas, and asparagus tips may also have significant nucleic acid content. Fats, white flour, sugar, and fruit juices have been separated from the 'living' part of the food and so they are poor sources of nucleic acids.

Natural History Grape

The ORAC score of any other fruit juice studied (JNU). Resveratrol has received much press for cancer prevention. For example, Stewart et al. (2003), commenting on resveratrol as a candidate for prostate cancer prevention, comment that it may constitute 5 to 10 of grapeskin. Resveratrol may represent the tip of the iceberg of a broad class of stilbene and related polyphenolic natural products, possibly safe and effective agents for cancer prevention. They look to resveratrol as a leading agent for prostate cancer prevention because it inhibits each stage of multistage carcinogenesis, and scavenges incipient populations of androgen-dependent and androgen-independent prostate cancer cells (X12840221). Resveratrol protects against colitis, and has antioxidant and apoptotic actvities. At levels of 5 to 10 mg kg day (equivalent to 1 g day if I were the 100-kg rat), resveratrol reduced colonic injury, index of neutrophil infiltration, and levels of cytokine (X15013856). But I like to remind...

The antiquity of caries Evidences of caries in hominines and early humans

Diet entirely based on raw meat and vegetables, the patterns of chewing, digestion and nutrition changed accordingly. The process of cooking using fire turned the food safer, juicer, and easier to digest, promoting a higher intake of energy that, in evolutionary terms, had a sequence of favorable physiological effects. The easy digestion of cooked food would have favored the reduction of the digestive system, facilitating metabolic energy savings that were used to develop the brain (Aiello & Wheeler, 1995 Cartmill, 1993 Wrangham, 2009). Nevertheless, it is supposed that H. erectus, a hunter-gatherer, obtained approximately 50 of its calories from carbohydrates (Wrangham, 2009) and under the hypothesis of cooking (that obviously included meat and vegetables), caries should have been present much earlier in the fossil record. However, caries appears clearly much later. So, the data on oral does not support the idea of a cariogenic diet based on cooked vegetables from the earliest...

Cucumber African horned See kiwano

Or fruit juice (commonly lemon) and colour. curdlan A gel-forming polysaccharide used to improve water retention in meat products produced by fermentation with the bacterium Alcaligenes faecalis var. myxogenes. curds Clotted protein formed when milk is treated with rennet

Dietary Functional and Total Fiber

Fiber consumption can be increased by substituting whole grain or products with added cereal bran for more refined bakery, cereal, pasta, and rice products by choosing whole fruits instead of fruit juices by consuming fruits and vegetables without removing edible membranes or peels and by eating more legumes, nuts, and seeds. For example, whole wheat bread contains three times as much Dietary Fiber as white bread, and the fiber content of a potato doubles if the peel is consumed. The soluble and insoluble fiber components of 228 U.S. foods have been published by Marlett and Cheung (1997).

Products Made From Sorghum Flour Traditional products

Enriched Porrdge

Throughout Africa, the major sorghum food product is porridge. This is prepared by cooking sorghum flour with water. Porridges range in solids content from approximately 10 for a thin gruel to 30 for a stiff porridge of mashed potato-like consistency. Depending on regional tastes, the sorghum porridges may be cooked at neutral pH, acidified to pH 4.0 by lactic acid fermentation or acidification with fruit juice, or alkaline (pH 8.2) due to cooking with wood ash. These treatments affect the nutritional value of sorghum porridge. As stated previously, wet cooking in general substantially reduces the protein digestibility of sorghum foods (Duodu et al., 2003). This adverse effect is alleviated by lactic acid fermentation (Taylor and Taylor, 2002). Other nutritional benefits of lactic acid fermentation can include improved starch digestibility, increased levels of B vitamins, reduced antinutrients such as tannins and phytic acid, and, most important, the rendering of the porridge product...

Commodity Distribution to Other Programs

For these programs, states select a variety of foods from a list of one hundred different kinds of products. Typical foods include fruits and vegetables meats cheese dry and canned beans fruit juices vegetable shortening and vegetable oils peanut products rice, pasta products, flour, and other grain products. Additional foods may be offered to states periodically, if they become available as agricultural surpluses. Additional products donated in previous years have included applesauce, beef roasts, dried fruit products, fresh pears, frozen apricots, nonfat dry milk, orange juice, pork products, salmon, and turkey. see also Native Americans, Diet of Nutrition Programs in the Community School Food Service WIC Program.

The role of foodborne disease outbreaks in changing production and manufacturing processes

Foodborne outbreaks from juice led to changes in the production of juices that emphasized controls for enteric pathogens such as Salmonella and E. coli 0157 H7. In 1995 there were 62 cases of salmonellosis in 21 states associated with unpasteurized orange juice sold at a Florida theme park (CDC, 1995b). This was the first orange juice outbreak associated with a commercial processing facility (others had been associated with food service). Outbreaks from Salmonella Typhimurium in Australia in 1999 (Anonymous, 1999) and from Salmonella Muenchen in 1999 (CDC, 1999b) and Salmonella Enteritidis in 2000 (Anonymous, 2000) in the United States further alerted us to the risk of illness from unpasteurized orange juice. In 1996 in the United States, 66 cases of illness and one death from E. coli 0157 H7 were associated with unpasteurized apple juice (CDC, 1996). That same year, outbreaks from apple cider due to E. coli 0157 H7 and to Cryptosporidium also occurred (CDC, 1997). Outbreaks such as...

Irritable Bladder Syndrome IB

IB has gone by many names including irritable bladder syndrome, overactive bladder, idiopathic bladder spasm, and detrusor instability (detrusor is the medical name for the bladder muscle). Of all people with FM, 5 to 50 percent are thought to have IB. In this syndrome the bladder suddenly contracts, even without being full. These contractions cause an irrepressible need to urinate, medically termed urgency. IB causes urination frequency, meaning that people often have to urinate seven to ten times daily and often during the night as well a medical term for this is nocturia. Embarrassingly, urge incontinence occurs in about half of the persons with IB. This is urinary leakage before the patient can reach the toilet. The cause of IB is not known, but miscommunication in the neurological system is the prime suspect. The neurological link is further supported by the prevalence of IB following a stroke or in persons with Parkinson's disease. Diagnosis is made by history and physical exam....

Treating Different Types of Dehydration

Rate of rehydration but may not be palatable for some individuals. Most commercial sports drinks contain 1.2-1.8 g NaCl per liter and are also good rehydration solutions, especially when both fluid and electrolytes have been lost through sweating. Fruit juices can also provide fluid, energy, and electrolytes (e.g., fresh orange juice contains approximately 10 mg of sodium and 2000 mg of potassium per liter) but may be too concentrated and delay gastric emptying. Diluting fruit juices 1 3 with water may yield a more appropriate rehydration solution. The inclusion of carbohydrate in the rehy-dration solution provides energy for the intestinal sodium pump, which facilitates sodium transport across the intestinal cell wall into the blood, where it in turn exerts a positive osmotic effect on water absorption from the gut. Glucose and electrolyte sports beverages are useful rehydration solutions for sporting activities but are not a good choice for children with diarrhea since these...

Presentday Cultivation And Usage

In New Zealand, Australia, and South America, fresh passion fruit is used to make juice and jams, or added to fruit salads, and fresh fruit pulp or sauce is used in desserts as cake and icecream toppings, and as cheesecake flavoring. In Vietnam, passion fruit is mixed with honey and ice to make refreshing smoothies. In Indonesia, passion fruit juice is cooked with sugar to generate a thick syrup.

Properties and Sources of Fructose

Natural sources of dietary fructose are fruits, fruit juices, and some vegetables. In these foods, fructose is found as the monosaccharide and also as a component of the disaccharide, sucrose (Table 1). However, the primary source of fructose in Western diets is in sugars added to baked goods, candies, soft drinks, and other beverages sweetened with sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). HFCS is produced by hydrolyzing the starch in corn to glucose using -amylase and glucoamylase. This is followed by treatment with glucose isomerase to yield a mixture of glucose and fructose. The process typically produces a HFCS composed of 42 fructose, 50 glucose, and 8 other sugars (HFCS-42). By fractionation, a concentrated fructose syrup containing 90 fructose can be isolated (HFCS-90). HFCS-42 and HFCS-90 are blended to produce HFCS-55, which is 55 fructose, 41 glucose, and 4 other sugars. HFCS-55 is the preferred sweetener used by the soft drink industry, although HFCS-42 is also commonly...

Other Factors that Impact on Dietary Intakes

Differences in diet are sometimes seen between children from different social classes or income groups. In the NDNS, children from a lower socioeconomic background were less likely to consume low-fat dairy foods, fruit juice, salad vegetables, high-fiber cereals, fruit juices, and fruit than children from a higher socioeconomic background. This impacted on mean daily nutrient intakes with lower socioeconomic children consuming less protein, total sugars, total carbohydrate, and fiber. There was a similar trend for micronutrients, particularly vitamin C. Some surveys have found higher fat intakes in

Practical Aspects of Meeting the Nutrient Needs of Infants

The introduction of complementary foods, especially solids and eventually finger foods, is important for infants to develop normal oral and motor skills related to eating and to attain adequate intakes of nutrients that may be low in breast milk (e.g., protein or iron). In a report by the March of Dimes, three common inappropriate complementary feeding practices were delineated (i) introducing foods too early or too late, (ii) introducing foods of low nutrient density, and (iii) feeding contaminated foods. It is noted in the report that early introduction of foods may reduce the intake of breast milk due to limited gastric capacity of very young infants or precipitate an allergic reaction in infants with a family history of food allergy or atopy. By delaying introduction of foods beyond 6 months, there is increasing risk of deficiencies of nutrients known to be relatively low in breast milk and yet essential to support rapid growth of infants, such as iron and zinc. The choice of...

Soft or Solid Food Energy Density of Diet and Protein and Energy Requirements

Foods should be temporarily stopped for a period of approximately 4 h when he or she rehydrates. However, it should then be resumed. For children who are in the weaning stages, WHO recommends small, frequent feedings (six or more times a day) to increase nutrient absorption. The type of food should be energy rich, low in bulk, locally available, and nutritious. The diet should contain complementary protein sources and easily digestible fats, and complex carbohydrates should be avoided. All the foods should be well cooked. Easily digestible staple foods that can be easily mashed include rice, corn, potatoes, and noodles. These staple foods should be mixed with vegetables as well as sources of protein if possible. It is also important to ensure adequate rehydra-tion. In addition, the consumption of fresh fruit juices and mashed bananas is highly encouraged because they provide a good source of potassium.

Feeding Young Children

Table 1 lists some feeding skills that develop after infancy. Young children need encouragement to practice the skills that enable them to progress from breast- and bottle-feeding to soft malleable foods in early weaning and to foods that require chewing by 9 months to 1 year. After 1 year they should be taking fluids (other than breast milk) predominantly from cups rather than bottles. Continuing to offer drinks from feeding bottles after 12 months can discourage children from accepting foods that need to be chewed. Persistent bottle-feeders may have excessively high fluid intakes because these provide their main nutrition. If the fluid is milk or infant formula, obesity may result. If fruit juices or carbonated drinks are fed, fluids may

Etiology of Tooth Wear

The enamel surfaces of the crowns of the teeth may be damaged by wear arising from abrasion, attrition, or erosion. Abrasion can arise from the action of rubbing a hard substance across the surfaces of the teeth, for example when brushing too vigorously with a hard toothbrush. Attrition involves one tooth surface wearing down because of contact with another. A third form of wear involves the direct erosive action of acids present in foods (such as yoghurt or pickles) or drinks (especially citrus fruit juices). No bacterial metabolism is required for these processes to occur. It is unclear, however, whether the apparent increase in the prevalence of clinically apparent erosion of the teeth is the result of dietary habits or of some other factor. Only recently have dental-health surveys assessed this problem specifically, so it is possible that it has been noticed more, rather than actually occurring more, in these later surveys. It is also not always possible to distinguish acid...

Effect on Micronutrient Intake

One of the reasons for this unexpected result is the sugar-fat seesaw, i.e., low-sugar diets are higher in fat, which is essentially a poor source of micronutrients too. Another reason is that sweetened breakfast cereals and dairy products such as flavored milk, yogurts, and ice cream are a good source of micronutrients. Fruit juice drinks are a source of vitamin C as well as sugars. Thus refined sucrose aids the consumption of some nutritious but fairly unpalatable or bland foods.

Cardiovascular Health

A significant proportion of the research on flavo-noids has concentrated on their antioxidant actions, and their capacity to act as antioxidants remains their best described biological property to date. Their antioxidant ability is well established in vitro, and in vivo animal data also suggest that consumption of compounds such as rutin or red wine extracts, tea, or fruit juice lowers oxidative products such as protein carbonyls, DNA damage markers, and malonaldehyde levels in blood and a range of tissues.

Sinclair Upton 18781968 American social reformist and author

Sinclair claimed that by the second day of his first fast, he no longer had headaches, by the third stopped feeling hungry and weak, and on the fifth began feeling mentally and physically strong again. He lost 14 pounds in the first four days and 2 pounds afterwards, believing this excess weight was a sign of the extremely poor state of his tissues (Sinclair 1911 21). He broke his fast on the twelfth day with fruit juice and Bernarr Macfadden's milk diet. After the fast, he gained the desire for physical activity, which resulted in the development of a more athletic build. Feeling the need to prove that fasting really worked, Sinclair included before and after photographs of himself in The Fasting Cure, and the efficacy of his diet was, therefore, based on his personal experience.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program TEFAP

Most states set eligibility criteria at between 130 and 150 percent of the poverty line. In many states, food stamp participants are automatically eligible for TEFAP. The types of foods USDA purchases for TEFAP distribution vary depending on the preferences of states and agricultural market conditions. Typical foods include canned and dried fruits, fruit juice, canned vegetables, dry beans, meat, poultry, fish, rice, oats, grits, cereal, peanut butter, nonfat dried milk, dried egg mix, pasta products, vegetable oil, and corn syrup.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

The USDA purchases food and makes it available to state agencies and Indian tribal organizations, along with funds for administrative costs. The commodity foods provided to participants do not provide a complete diet, but are designed to supplement the nutritional needs of participants and may include canned fruit juice, canned fruits and vegetables, farina, oats, ready-to-eat cereal, nonfat dry milk, evaporated milk, egg mix, dry beans, peanut butter, canned meat, poultry or tuna, dehydrated potatoes, pasta, rice, cheese, butter, honey, and infant cereal and formula. Distribution sites make packages available on a monthly basis.

Historical Cultivation And Usage

Due to its abundance within the Mediterranean and oriental regions, the squirting cucumber was harvested from the wild, and given little importance as a crop for cultivation. In fact, in many countries this plant was considered to be a weed. However, early last century (Grieve & Oswald, 1911) the plant was cultivated on a small scale, for the production of elaterium, at Hitchin and Amptil, and also formerly at Mitcham, in the United Kingdom. Due to the cold weather and lack of sunshine, the proliferative vigor of the plant and the quality of the dried fruit juice (elaterium) were inferior to the characteristics of the same plants growing within the Mediterranean region. In fact, most elaterium of commerce on the British market was imported from Malta (Sommier & Caruana Gatto, 1915), which was under British colonial rule at that time. The squirting cucumber has been used as a remedy for many ailments. The uses of this plant are relatively ancient, and the method used for the...

Dosages Tragacanth Milkvetch

More food additive than food, the FDA defines GRAS gum tragacanth as the exudate from one of several species of Astragalus gummifier Labillardiere, permitting its use up to 2000 ppm in baked goods and baking mixes, 7000 ppm in condiments and relishes, 13,000 ppm with fats and oils, 8000 ppm with gravies and sauces, 2000 ppm with meat products, 2000 ppm with processed fruits and fruit juices, and up to 1000 ppm in all other food categories. 1 tsp (circa 3 g) granulated drug added to 250-300 ml liquid (PH2).

Is Nutra Sweet bad for PD

Aspartame (NutraSweet) is composed of two amino acids, aspartic acid and the methyl ester of phenylala-nine. When aspartame is absorbed, about 10 of the dose is converted to methanol, which is then converted to formaldehyde, then to carbon dioxide and water. All of these conversions occur by normal metabolic processes. These same processes are used in converting the methanol found in many fruits, fruit juices, vegetables, and wine to carbon dioxide and water. Thus, methanol is a natural by-product of the metabolism of many commonly eaten foods. In fact, a glass of tomato juice provides about 5 times as much methanol as a similar amount of diet soft drink containing aspar-tame. These amounts of methanol from many foods, or the lesser amounts from aspartame, are rapidly metabolized, do not accumulate in the body, and do not reach harmful amounts. The small amounts of methanol formed by the metabolism of aspartame (comparable to that occurring in fruit juices) have been alleged, in...

Total Amounts Of Antioxidants In Foods

Fruit and fruit juices referred to the antioxidant food table published as an electronic supplement to the paper by Carlsen et al. (2010) for the FRAP results on all 3139 products analyzed. The updated database is available online at (link to Scientific Online Material ). The categories Spices and herbs, Herbal traditional plant medicine, and Vitamin and dietary supplements include the most antioxidant-rich products analyzed in the study. The categories Berries and berry products, Fruit and fruit juices, Nuts and seeds, Breakfast cereals, Chocolate and sweets, Beverages, and Vegetables and vegetable products include most of the common foods and beverages which have medium to high antioxidant values. We find that plant-based foods are generally higher in antioxidant content than animal-based and mixed food products, with median antioxidant values of 0.88, 0.10, and 0.31 mmol 100 g, respectively. Furthermore, the 75th percentile of plant-based foods is 4.11 mmol 100...

Type of Nutritional Support

Use of high-energy, high-protein supplements These products can be used to augment a patient's dietary intake. They are available in the form of milk, sweet and savoury drinks, fortified fruit juices, milkshake powder, glucose polymer powders and liquids, and puddings. Patients and caregivers need to be given complete instructions regarding their use to optimise this form of nutritional supplementation. Unfortunately, many studies found that in COPD the use of these supplements led to a reduction in usual energy intake and caused symptoms such as bloating, nausea, and early satiety. Oral supplements are probably less effective in older patients with a systematic inflammatory response.

Physical Activity

Fruit juices, etc. preparing them for table Avoid (or reduce) added sugar to stewed fruit dishes sweeteners dissolved in boiled water can be used instead if necessary Eat whole fruit rather than fruit juices (which are usually many fruits compressed and often with added sugar) Use 'low-calorie' fruit squashes Preferably drink water Avoid added sugar Try to avoid sweeteners so as to

Nutritional Considerations Reduction of Sodium Intake

The DASH diet, while promoting dietary patterns, was developed very carefully with particular attention paid to the use of specific foods within categories that contribute more to the intakes of desired nutrients. As an example, consider the rank-ordered listing of potassium content of fruits and fruit juices presented in Tables 2 and 3. Dried fruits typically have the highest potassium content, followed by raw fruits and frozen fruits. Canned fruit products generally do not contain as high potassium content as other forms. There is less potassium contained in fruit juices and generally the fresh forms of the juices have incrementally more than the processed forms. Fruits and juices in general contain some magnesium, another mineral of interest to the DASH investigators. Most fruits contain 2-30 mg of magnesium per 100 grams, but dried fruits contain much more (30-90 mg) and the amounts vary greatly. Fruit juices contain less than 20 mg of magnesium per 100 grams, with most containing...

Functional Roles of Sucrose in Foods

For example, sucrose contributes to the bulk and texture of cakes and cookies and it provides viscosity and mouth feel in liquids such as soft drinks and fruit juices. Sucrose is also a powerful preservative and contributes the long storage life of jams and confectionery. In frozen products like ice cream, sucrose has multiple functions It acts as an emulsifier, preventing the separation of the water and fat phases it lowers the freezing point, thereby making the product more liquid and 'creamier' at the temperature eaten. The presence of sucrose retards the crystallization of the lactose in dairy foods and milk chocolate (tiny crystals of lactose feel like sand on the tongue). In canned fruit, sucrose syrups are used to prevent mushiness caused by the osmotic movement of sugar out of the fruit and into the surrounding fluid. Because sucrose masks unpleasant flavors, sugar syrups are used as carriers for drugs and medicines, especially for young children who cannot swallow...

Fermentable Carbohydrate

A wide variety of foods contain carbohydrate that is capable of giving rise to acids as a result of bacterial metabolism (fermentation) within dental plaque. Of the common dietary sugars, sucrose, fructose, and glucose are found in fruit and fruit juices, soft drinks, jams, honey, chocolate and other confectionary, and an immense variety of composite foods and drinks. Lactose arises naturally in milk and milk products but is also widely used as an ingredient in its own right by the food industry.

Antioxidant and Biomarker Evidence from Intervention Studies in Humans

There are limited data from diet-controlled randomized crossover studies of humans on tea and other flavonoid-containing foods. Most intervention studies, apart from design considerations, suffer from lack of diet control, making them difficult to interpret. Results from intervention studies that employ dietary recalls, food records, and self-administered diets are notorious for introducing error that can mask treatment effects. Clinical studies in humans have focused on the antioxidant capacity of blood and oxidative damage to protein, lipid, and DNA as well as a number of risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, including lipids, hemostasis, platelet aggregation, endothelial function, and blood pressure. Interventions have included high- and low-flavonoid diets, tea, chocolate, cocoa, wine, grape extracts, and fruit juices.

Tea and Heart Disease Prevention

A MitoLife (ML) was a commercial product containing fruit juices, including green tea, the effect of which was compared to a positive control, polyphenon 60A, a polyphenol from green tea, provided by Dr. Hara, Tokyo (Table 3). Data represent absorbance at 532 nm. All groups (1, 3, 4, 5, and 6) compared to the control (LDL and cupric sulfate in buffer) were significant at p 0.0001. b Low-doseP60A(group3) versuslow-doseML-1 (group 5) was significant. The low dose of P60A was 20 aM, or 1 mg, and the high dose was 40 aM, or 2 mg with ML-1, the low dose was 1 aL, and the high dose 2 aL of a saturated solution of commercial MitoLife product. c High-dose P60A (group 4) versus high-dose ML-1 (group 6) was significant at p 0.001. Source Ref. 20. a MitoLife (ML) was a commercial product containing fruit juices, including green tea, the effect of which was compared to a positive control, polyphenon 60A, a polyphenol from green tea, provided by Dr. Hara, Tokyo (Table 3). Data represent absorbance...

Active Components and Intake

Average intake to a few hundredths of a milligram per day, according to the flavonoid content of commonly consumed vegetables and fruits (124). For example, quercetin levels in edible vegetables are below 10 mg kg, except for onions, kale, broccoli, and beans (up to 486 mg kg). In most fruits, the quercetin level is about 15 mg kg, except for apples (up to 72 mg kg). However, green or black tea has up to 50 mg L of three common flavonols, which is much higher than that of fruit juices (range from below 5 mg L up to 13 mg mL) (124). The high concentrations of catechins and especially of epigallocatechin 3-gallate (EGCG), which suppresses tumor growth and metastasis, in tea indicate the advantages of drinking several cups of tea per day. C. morifolium Ramat, known to contain flavonoids different from that of tea, may also have potential chemopreventive properties. However, prior to knowing the beneficial effects the content of each flavonoid and its metabolism would need to be further...

Degradation Turnover and Factors that Induce Increased Requirements for Vitamin C

The instability of vitamin C in air, and especially in neutral or alkaline aqueous solution, is attributable to the fact that in the presence of oxygen or other oxidizing agents it readily undergoes two successive one-electron oxidation steps to produce dehydro-ascorbate. Since the oxidation products are also unstable and undergo an irreversible lactone ring opening to diketogulonic acid, the vitamin is very easily destroyed, both in foods and (to a lesser extent because of efficient recycling mechanisms) in the body. Diketogulonic acid is one of several degradation products of vitamin C that cannot be reconverted to the vitamin and are further degraded to stable excretory products, such as oxalic acid, by oxidative metabolism. Of all the micronutrients that are essential for human health and survival, vitamin C is the most easily destroyed during drying and other traditional methods of preserving food. Citrus fruits contain other organic acids that inhibit this process of oxidation...

Can I get my fluids from other sources

Almost all of the foods you eat contain water. Some foods, such as fruits and vegetables are as much as 75 to 90 percent water. Even meat is at least 50 water. Other beverages such as milk, fruit juice and sports drinks are mostly water. The question is, should you count these towards your daily recommended intake of water or not Some sports nutritionists say yes, you can and should count water rich foods towards your water intake. My suggestion is to always err on the side of too much water rather than too little. Therefore, the water recommendations in the chart above are for pure water, not other beverages or water-rich foods.

Notes Melon

Some think the biblical melon was this others think, as did the NWT translators, that it was watermelon. Both are cultivated as pleasantly juicy fruits today in the Holy Land and other arid lands, always welcome in dry climates. We will never be sure what the non-taxonomic scholars implied. Even some hard-core taxonomists are loathe to make herbarium specimens of melons. Hence, I include both in my faith-based food farmacy, although the word melon shows up only once in my

Weight Gain

There are many athletes who also try to gain weight in order to become better competitors in their sport. One sport in particular in which competitors are trying to gain weight is bodybuilding. Bodybuilders usually want to gain weight in muscle only. Therefore, there have been many diet plans instructing bodybuilders on muscle weight gain. However, bodybuilders are not the only athletes who try to gain weight high-school athletes also gain weight for their football, basketball, or soccer seasons. Some foods recommended for these young athletes are foods high in calories like smoothies, fruit juice, milkshakes, nuts, dried fruits, and vegetables with higher calories like potatoes, beans, peas, and corn. Research also suggests that athletes should eat a snack high in carbohydrates and protein before exercising because this can help muscle growth.

Violence and Crime

In 1923, there were 134 seizures of ships engaged in smuggling liquor. In 1924, there were 236. The Department of Commerce estimated that, in 1924, liquor valued at approximately 40 million was entering the United States annually. Section 29 of the Volstead Act authorized the production of fermented fruit juices. Although the intention was to save the vinegar industry and the hard cider of America's farmers, it was a boon to home winemakers as well. The grape growers of California produced a type of grape jelly suggestively called Vine-go which, with the addition of water, could make a strong wine within two months. The grapes were accompanied by the written warning Do not carry out the following steps, because, if you do, you will make wine, which is illegal.

Indications Melon

Fruit widely eaten raw, pickled, or baked seeds eaten raw or toasted, or slurried in fruit juices or the oil is expressed. Roasted charmagaz is a mixture of peeled melon, cucumber, pumpkin, and watermelon seed (FAC TAN EB54 155) leaves eaten as a relish, vegetable, and in soups (UPW).

Feeding Behavior

Fresh fruit and vegetables also provide the non-starch polysaccharide that can help prevent the constipation common in Down's syndrome. Prunes, fruit juices, and water between meals also help with constipation. Because the hypotonia in Down's syndrome also contributes to sluggish bowel habits, this is another reason for children and adults to be encouraged to take part in physical activity. If constipation does not respond to dietary management, there should be a medical

Parent advice

This was the only way we got any fruits or vegetables into our daughter Make apple juice and sneak in a carrot. Sometimes we would make the juice, then blend it in the blender with ice cubes to make an iced drink, which we would serve with a straw.

Parasomnia 383

Parabens can be found in mayonnaise, salad dressings, spiced sauces, mustard, processed vegetables, frozen dairy products, some baked goods, jellies and jams, soft drinks, fruit juices, syrups, and candies. in medications, they are used in many dermatologic creams eye, ear, and nose drops rectal and vaginal medications bandages and local anesthetics. Cosmetics containing parabens include foundations, powders, cover-up sticks, bronzers, makeup removers, blushes, highlighters, lipsticks, quick-dry nail products, mascaras, eye shadows, and eyeliners. However, considering how widespread the use of parabens is, sensitivity to this preservative is low. (See also allergies.)

Drug Interactions

Adderall should not be taken with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAoI), because serious (even fatal) interactions can occur. At least 14 days must pass between taking MAoIs and Adderall. Acidifying agents such as guanethidine, reserpine, and fruit juices can interfere with the absorption of Adderall, whereas substances such as Diamox (acetazolamide) increase absorption. Tricyclic antidepressants such as Tofranil become more potent when taken with Adderall. Thorazine (chlorpro-mazine), lithium, and Haldol (haloperidol) can interfere with the effect of Adderall.


Patulin is produced primarily by P. expansum. Other Penicillium and Aspergillus species can also be patu-lin producers. Commodities found contaminated with patulin are mainly fruits and fruit juices in Europe and North America. Patulin is appreciably stable in apple and grape juices, and it may constitute a potential threat to humans. Currently, 11 countries have set regulatory limits for patulin in fruit juice ranging from 30 to 50 ppb. The toxicity of patulin has been studied in many experimental models, including chicken, quail, cat, cattle, rabbit, mice, and rats. The toxic effects on these animals were found to be edema and hemorrhage in brain and lungs capillary damage in the liver, spleen, and kidney paralysis of motor nerves and convulsions. Patulin is also an immunosuppressive agent that inhibits multiple aspects of macrophage function.


Longitudinal changes have recently been reported in the consumption of six types of beverages (milk, diet and regular soda, fruit juice, fruit-flavored drinks and coffee tea) and their relationship with BMI based on 3-day food diaries from 2371 girls aged 9-10 years (Striegel-Moore et al., 2006). Consumption of milk decreased, while consumption of soda increased over the 10 years of the study. However, all types of beverages contributed to increased caloric intake. Although the only statistical association found with increased BMI was with soda consumption, this would be expected because soda was overwhelmingly the most frequently consumed beverage. The association between BMI and total caloric beverage consumption or caloric beverages excluding soft drinks was not reported. Based on food disappearance data, it is clear that an increase in the availability of diet beverages and bottled water has occurred concurrently with the increased prevalence of obesity (USDA, 2005). Diet...

Population Studies

The parents of 866 children from Finland were asked to provide a detailed history of food allergy, and for certain foods the diagnosis was further investigated by elimination and open challenge at home. Food allergy was reported in 19 by the age of 1 year, 22 by 2 years, 27 by 3 years, and 8 by 6 years. In a prospective study of 480 children in the United States of America up to their third birthday, 16 were reported to have had reactions to fruit or fruit juice and 28 to other food. However, open challenge confirmed reactions in only 12 of the former and 8 of the latter.


Normal blood sugar levels range from 70 to 110 mg dl (milligrams per deciliter) upon waking and 70 to 140 mg dl following meals. For those with diabetes, blood glucose levels before meals should be between 90 mg dl and 130 mg dl. One to two hours after a meal, blood glucose values should be less than 180 mg dl. A blood sugar level of 70 mg dl or less is defined as hypoglycemia. Severe hypoglycemia occurs when values are less than 40 mg dl. Diagnosis of hypoglycemia requires fasting blood glucose values of less than 50mg dl or of blood glucose values less than 70 mg dl after ingesting food or drink. Treatment for hypoglycemia involves administering sugar in the form of glucose tablets, fruit juice, regular soft drinks, milk, hard candy, honey, or sugar. Hypoglycemia is prevented with regular meals and limiting alcohol and caffeine intake. see also Diabetes Mellitus Insulin.

Satisfying Thirst

Water is not coffee, tea, fruit juice, chocolate milk, or any commercial product with a long list of additives. Sport drinks do not promote life if they have sugar, high fructose corn syrup, or any artificial coloring. Tea has more caffeine than coffee. Caffeine is a diuretic of calcium and other minerals. Chocolate milk contains a little-known chemical in the chocolate (also found in candy) called theo-bromine or methyl-xanthine. These chemicals disrupt brain function. Commercially manufactured milk shakes served at fast food restaurants normally contain plastic, chemical additives, and air. Fruit juices, consumed mostly by children, contain high fructose corn syrup and food coloring. Read labels on all beverages, including water. The ingredients should be natural not artificial.

Juice and Fiber

Natural Prescription for Health The natural juice formula I recommend includes drinking 8 ounces of fresh, organic ingredients beet, carrot, celery, apple, parsley, cucumber, and a small piece of ginger. Obtain a durable juicer to make fresh juice daily. I use the Acme brand.

What diet will help

Avoid sugar and other foods with concentrated sweetness. Avoid meat and dairy foods - try to have more vegetarian sources of protein. Avoid processed and fast foods with long lists of preservatives and additives. Avoid frying foods and avoid regular consumption of tea or coffee - for alternatives try diluted fruit juices and herb teas. Avoid alcohol and certainly don't smoke.


Vaginitis is an inflammation of the lining of the vagina. It is caused by a hormonal imbalance during postmenopause or postpartum by irritations from allergies or irritating substances and chemicals or by bacteria, candidiasis, or yeast infection, and trichomoniasis. The symptoms include itching, pain, and a white discharge. It is recommended sugar and possibly fruit juices be avoided in the diet as yeast thrives in that particular environment. Boric acid and gentian violet have shown to be as effective as prescribed antibiotics.


Diarrhea can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites antibiotics, allergies or food sensitivities, milk, caffeine, fructose and sorbitol from fruit juices especially apple, pear, and grape dietetic foods that contain sorbitol stress, large amounts of supplemental vitamin C or magnesium or health conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease. If the illness lasts for more than several weeks or is accompanied by fever, severe cramps, or blood or mucus in the stool, call a physician. Because of diarrhea, beneficial bacteria are flushed out of the intestine and need to be replaced with acidophilus.

Antiulcer Effects

Although no clinical studies are available, one study using an animal model of aspirin-induced gastric ulceration has identified significant antiulcer activity for the fresh juice from the whole plant of Bacopa monniera (Rao et al 2000). The study found that brahmi had a beneficial influence on the natural mucosal defensive factors, such as enhanced mucin secretion, mucosal glycoprotein production and decreased cell shedding, thereby reducing ulceration (Rao et al 2000). A follow-up in vivo study in various gastric ulcer models further confirmed brahmi's ability to increase the body's Brahmi 140

Downsides Dill

None known (KOM). No health hazards or side effects in conjunction with proper administration of designated therapeutic dosages (PH2). Contact photodermatosis possible as in most umbellifers. Fresh juice may possibly cause photodermatosis (PHR X12868972). We might extend to all apiaceous oils Bisset's comments on celeryseed oil, The drug is contraindicated in inflammation of the kidneys, (BIS) because apiaceous essential oils may increase the inflammation as a result of epithelial irritation (BIS). Tramil (TRA) conservatively cautions for dill and fennel contraindicated in reproductive women limit dosage to 3 days. Doses of 175 mg kg aqueous extract gastrically intubated in pregnant rats may be embryotoxic and or teratogenic (TRA).

Acid and Alkali Load

There is surprisingly little information on the direct contributions of individual foods to the acid burden. However, this source of dietary acid is of increasing importance in view of current popular weight reduction diets (e.g., the Atkins diet). The major acids contained in food are citric acid (in fruit, fruit juices), acetic acid (as a preservative, pickles, vinegar), lactic acid (yogurt, fermented foods), malic acid (fruit), oxalic acid (vegetables that contain smaller amounts of citric and malic acids), and tartaric acid (wine). Oxalic acid precipitates in the gut to form calcium salts, which are excreted in the stool and little is absorbed. The other acids are absorbed but quickly metabolized and present an acid burden in the form of CO2. The largest source of fixed acid comes from the metabolism of amino acids (particularly those from animal proteins - see above). The significance of this source of acid is readily demonstrated in patients consuming a high-protein diet...

Clinical Tests

A recent review of clinical studies of the use of echinacea in medicine concludes that the available work does not convincingly establish the value of echinacea in immunostimulation or the prevention reliefofcolds. The review suggests that a major source of the confusion stems from uncertain identity of the material being evaluated and little information being provided that could bear on the mechanism of action if a positive result were obtained. Some preparations are definitely of value in reducing the severity of symptoms but only some preparations. These appear to include mainly fresh juice and isolated polysaccharides (152).