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Better Ideal Weight Body Calculations. Meme Park. Nutrition Calculator. CFSAN - Consumer Advice and Publications on Food Safety, Nutrition, and Cosmetics. Health risk assessments. Enzymes & Digestion. Digestion and Enzymes last updated 8.25.05 How digestion works Here is a very nice illustration and simple description of the digestive tract: Illustration of Gastrointestinal Tract Where Enzymes Work in the Gut This is an important consideration when considering enzymes.

Enzymes & Digestion

Next, the foods goes to the stomach where it resides about 60 minutes or more as it is further digested by the stomach acid and pepsin. Once the food enters the small intestine, plant enzymes continue to work. The enzymes from the small intestine include: lactase (breaks down milk sugar), DPP IV (breaks down milk protein and other protein bonds), and dissacharrides (breaks down some starches and sugars). Anything that disrupts the small intestine may also disrupt the production and release of these enzymes. So any time the gut lining gets injured, these enzymes may not be available for digesting food. Another strategy is to take measures to proactively heal the gut. Where Nutrients are Absorbed in the Gut Yes. School Nutrition Association. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) - Neal Barnard, M.D., president. The Glycemic Index. Red Flags. Food and Drug Administration Home Page.

Directory: What's the skinny  truth on fats? Fats: We need to know the truth about fats and nutrition.

Directory: What's the skinny  truth on fats?

We need to separate fats facts from fat fiction, truth from food industry hype, and eat nutritionally sound diets. Low-fat diets are not the whole story. It should also be noted that the average dairy cow requires more than 4 liters of water for every liter of milk produced. Send feedback, pose or answer questions about nutrition: Contact Contact Copyright © 1997-2006 CyberParent.

The goal of CyberParent is to bring you true, correct, and up-to-date nutritional information that is not influenced by the financial considerations of advertising and advertisers. Thanks for stopping by CyberParent. Orthomed Vit C. Cleaning Product Alert. "The Board of Health recently issued a statement that there is such a high degree of formaldehyde in our bodies that, when we die, we no longer decay.

Cleaning Product Alert

" The air inside your home is an extension of your lungs. You eat approximately two to three pounds of food per day, drink about three pounds of liquid, and breathe 15 pounds of air. You can live 40 days without food, three days without water, but only three minutes without air. Whatever you eat goes through a digestive system enabling your body to separate nutrients and waste material. Lungs have no such defensive system. In 1989, the EPA submitted a report on indoor air quality to the United States Congress. Mom goes off to the grocery store to do her shopping. Formaldehyde is in almost everything you use in your home, from toothpaste to laundry soap.

Dishwashing Detergent The Center of Science in Public Interest revealed that dishwashing detergents have caused more household poisonings than any other cleaning product in the home. Vitamin C, Linus Pauling Institute's Micronutrient Information Center. To receive more information about up-to-date research on micronutrients, sign up for the free, semi-annual LPI Research Newsletter here.

Vitamin C, Linus Pauling Institute's Micronutrient Information Center

Vitamin C English | Español Summary Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. Unlike most mammals and other animals, humans do not have the ability to make ascorbic acid and must obtain vitamin C from the diet. Function Vitamin C is a potent reducing agent, meaning that it readily donates electrons to recipient molecules. Vitamin C is the primary water-soluble, non-enzymatic antioxidant in plasma and tissues (1, 2). Vitamin C’s role as a cofactor is also related to its redox potential. Finally, vitamin C increases the bioavailability of iron from foods by enhancing intestinal absorption of non-heme iron (1) (see the separate article on Iron). The World's Healthiest Foods. Estimated Calorie Requirements. Free Calorie Counter & Weight Loss Calculator: Calories, BMI, BMR, RMR.

The Colors of Health. CFSAN A Food Labeling Guide: Chapter IV. Weston A. Price Foundation. What's your diet IQ? @ National Geographic Magazine. Nutrition: Arbor Nutrition Guide. For Professionals - Anatomy of MyPyramid.