Friday, 17 October 2014


  • High in complex carbohydrates.
  • Many are high in fiber.
  • Enriched cereals are high in iron, niacin, thiamineand riboflavin, along with other B vitamins.
  • Iron-fortified infant cereals are ideal introductory solid foods.
  • Many commercial varieties are high in salt, sugar and fat.
  • Bran cereals can reduce the absorption of iron, zinc and other minerals.
  • High-bran products may cause bloating and flatulence.


  • An excellent source of vitamin C.
  • A good source of folate and potassium.
  • Low in calories and high in fiber.
  • An anticancer food.

Saturday, 11 October 2014


  • An excellent source of beta catotene, the precursor of vitamin A.
  • A good source of dietary fiber and potassium.
  • Help prevent night blindness.
  • May help lower blood cholesterol levels and protect against cancer.
  • Excessive intake can give skin a yellowish tinge.


  • Low-calorie, almost fat-free snack or dessert.
  • High in pectin, a soluble fiber that lowers cholesterol.
  • Can provoke allergic reactions in susceptible people.
  • They spoil quickly and are available for only a ew weeks in the summer.

Thursday, 9 October 2014


  • In small amounts, a good source of quick energy.
  • Delicious occasional snacks or desserts.
  • Most are high in fat and calories.
  • Generally contain low amounts of most vitamins and minerals.
  • Often contain trans fatty acids.


  • Temporarily enhances mental alertness and concentration.
  • Can improve athletic performance by temporarily increasing endurance.
  • May abort an asthma attack by relaxing constricted bronchial muscles.
  • Is mildly addctive and can result in withdrawal symptoms.
  • Can cause insomnia.
  • Excessive amounts can produce tremors.
  • Palpitations and feelings of anxiety
  • Diuretic effect increases urination
  • Lowers the body's absorption of calcium by increasing the amount lost in urine and stools


  • An excellent source of vitamin C.
  • Low in calories and high in fiber.
  • May help prevent colon cancer and malignancies
  • Stimulated by estrogen.
  • Can cause bloating and flatulence.
  • Gives off strong, some what unpleasant sulfurous odor when cooked.
  • Coleslaw can be high in calories.


  • Improve flavour, moistness and texture of baked goods.
  • Good sources of vitamins A and D.
  • Margarine made with polysaturated oil contains essential fatty acids and vitamin E.
  • Some margarines contain the additives.
  • Sitostanol or sitosterol which can reduce cholesterol.

Sunday, 5 October 2014


  • A good source of complex carbohydrates.
  • High in niacin, riboflavin, and other B-complex vitamins.
  • Some kinds provide good amounts of iron
  • Whole-grain breads are high in fiber.
  • People with celiac disease cannot tolerate the gluten found in many breads.
  • May trigger an adverse reaction in people allergic to molds.
  • Often high in salt.
  • Some breads made from refined flour may have a high glycemic index
  • Causes feelings of aggression in some people.


  • It is lower in alcohol concentrations than wine and hard liquor.
  • Contains modest amounts of niacin, folate, vitamin B6 and some minerals.
  • Over consumption can cause unwanted weight gain and obesity.
  • Heavy drinking can lead to inebriation and alcoholism.
  • Causes feelings of aggression in some people.