essential dietary component

essential dietary component

Clinical nutrition
A required dietary component, without which a deficiency state develops; essential dietary components include water (1–2 litres/day), calories (2000–2800 kcal/day), carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals and fibre.

essential dietary component

Essential nutrient Nutrition A required dietary component, without which a deficiency state develops EDCs Water–
1-2 L/day, calories–2000 to 3500 kcal/d, carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber. See Essential amino acids, Essential fatty acids, Fiber, Trace minerals, Vitamins.
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Thus began the spectacular career of vitamin C, an essential dietary component found mainly in fruits and vegetables including citrus fruits, berries, Brussels sprouts and spinach.
Carotenoids play an important role in nutrition (vitamin A), vision (retinal) and development (retinoic acid) and therefore this strain may provide a valuable source for boosting levels of this essential dietary component. The availability of probiotic spore-forming bacteria with demonstrated beneficial effects to the consumer is likely to result in an increase in the number of probiotic products on the market in the very near future.
While certainly not an essential dietary component, alcohol intake belongs in this review as it is probably the best established dietary risk factor for breast cancer.
Although not an essential dietary component, silicon naturally occurs in foods as silicon dioxide (silica) and silicates, and is added as anti-caking and anti-foaming agents as silica, silicates and dimethylpolysiloxane; silicate-containing antacids are also widely used.
Since then, 13 vitamins and 15 minerals have been identified as essential dietary components for optimum human nutrition and health.
Folic acid and vitamin B12 are essential dietary components for human because they play a vital role in DNA synthesis.12 In our community we can see many cases of folate and vitamin B12 deficiency most probably due to imbalance of dietary products and inadequate calories intake.
it appeared that essential dietary components were readily available, housing was simple, quoUs were rarely demanding on time, mostly healthy and rarely stressed.' Oakwood says.

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