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Majorly, there are seven essential nutrients in which foods are classified. The first one is carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the foods that serve as the main source of energy for the body. The second one is fats, which are classified into saturated and unsaturated fats. Fats are also a rich source of energy, especially for children. The third is the fiber (roughage), which contains several carbohydrates and are essential for the digestive system. The fourth is the minerals, which are the inorganic substances that are present in the body, helping to build strong bones and transmit nerve impulses.

The fifth nutrient is proteins. Proteins are essential for building our bodies, that is, enabling growth and repairing body muscles and tissues. The sixth is vitamins. Vitamins are considered as body protective foods, and they play essential roles in the body chemical processes. The seventh one is water. Water is very important to make other nutrients function normally in the body, and it also aid digestion.

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T. Lopez

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The six classes of food are carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, fats and oils, and water. The carbohydrates are foods that supply energy to the body. They are usually referred to as energy-giving food. Examples are the cereals and root crops generally, such as rice, wheat, yam, cassava, and so on. The proteins are responsible for the growth of the body, and they are popularly referred to as body-building food. Examples include legumes, animal products, such as beans, milk, meats, etc. Vitamins are essential for repairing body tissues and also provide necessary nutrients to fight against antibodies.

Examples of vitamins are majorly fruits and vegetables, such as spinach, lettuce, cucumber, banana, orange, etc. Minerals are inorganic elements such as calcium, iodine, sodium, which are essential for transmitting nerve impulses and also building strong bones. Fats and oil are food that also gives surplus energy to the body. Examples are vegetable oil, coconut oil, margarine, etc. Lastly, water is the most important process the other nutrients in the body.

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Most times, what people get as a cure to anxiety and depression issues are medications. A lot of people do not know that anxiety and depression can be cured by eaten certain foods. It has been researched that eating foods that are high in legumes, vegetable, fruits, and grains can put a stop to the series of problems you are facing due to anxiety and depression. These types of foods are very effective because they produce substances that are good for mental health.

For example, when you eat Brazil nuts, it produces a substance known as selenium. Selenium helps by working on your mood. In other words, selenium will improve your mood, and as a result, you will no longer have the feeling of depression and anxiety anymore. Also, when you eat egg yolks, you get vitamin D and amino acids. A particular amino acid known as tryptophan helps in the production of serotonin. However, when serotonin is produced in the body, your mood gets regulated to normal.

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It is important to know that there are certain types of foods one needs to eat after performing an exercise like running. Researches have shown that foods that should be included in the post-run meals are foods that contain carbohydrates and proteins. Examples of these are cereals, vegetables, egg, grains, and other foods that will give you carbohydrates and proteins. These types of foods are needed because you need to compensate for the energy you lost during the exercise, and that is where carbohydrates come to rescue.

This will equally regulate the blood sugar level. You also need protein so that you have your muscles built and repaired. It is always advised that one should eat as soon as possible after running, and the latest 20 minutes after running. Apart from eating foods that contain carbohydrates and proteins, drinking of water should also be encouraged. A glass of water is okay even before you eat anything.

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It will be hard to differentiate the different pieces of food that the Japanese used. Some may even assume that Sukiyaki and shabu-shabu are the same. Sukiyaki is not hot pot, whereas shabu-shabu is a hot pot. The main reason why people may assume that Sukiyaki is similar to hot pot, but actually, this is food that it is eaten out of the pot.

Hot pot also makes use of soup or stock, while Sukiyaki will only have a sauce in order to make the different pieces of food placed in the pot to become more flavorful. When people place food in a hot pot, their intention is to cook it while in Sukiyaki, the food placed is already edible as is.

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If you are familiar with Agar and gelatin, then it is likely that you are a dessert lover. These are ingredients that are used in different desserts all over the world. The main difference between the two is their source. Agar is said to have come from vegetables, while the gelatin comes from the collagen found in the bones of different animals.

Aside from desserts, Agar can be used to conduct different tests that may be related to the medical field, while gelatin can also be used in photography and even cosmetics. The way that these two are cooked is also different. Agar needs to be boiled while gelatin just needs to be placed in warm liquid so that it will set and take shape.

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If you love cooking, there are some choices that you have to make to ensure that you will be able to cook your favorite food properly. The stockpot comes with a tall shape, and based on its name, you can already guess that this can be used when you are cooking large amounts of food.

A stockpot will be able to hold one whole chicken, but the stockpot is basically used to create stock. Dutch ovens will be able to cook your food better because this is made with materials that can distribute heat evenly.

This means that your food can be ready when you need it. You can also use the dutch oven for baking. Based on their purposes, you can decide which one you can use better.

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The answer to this is Fat Fish. There are a lot of people who love eating fish not only because of its taste but also because of the different ways that you can cook it. There are some people who love eating fish raw while there are also others who would only eat the fish when it is cooked properly.

Cooking fish can be done by steaming and there are also some who would roast fish on an open fire or through a roaster. There are so many ways that you can cook fish. It will be up to you to pick the type of cooking that will be most ideal for you.

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From the image above, the color of the tomato shown is Blue. The tomato that we consume is most often than not, red. The word “tomato” is derived from the Spanish word called “tomato” which also comes from the Nahuatl word known as “tomati,” which means “the swelling fruit.” The tomato is believed to be a native of South America.

It was first introduced to Europe by the Spanish. Over time, it became part of the foods of the Spanish, French, Italian and many other parts of Europe.

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Flaxseed is a great source of fat like omega 3 fatty acid, fiber and antioxidants. The nutritional benefits of flaxseed generally are that, it is rich in fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. And omega 3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that help in preventing heart related diseases. There are different types of flaxseed, we have ground flaxseed and flaxseed meal.


The two flaxseed are essential for the body. But one is more rich than the other. Ground flaxseed is always recommended over flaxseed meal because ground flaxseed can be easily digested when you eat it but flaxseed meal might pass through your digestive system undigested. There are a lot of nutritional benefits you stand to get from ground flaxseed than flaxseed meal. Those nutritional benefits are; improvement in digestive system and also get rid of constipation and it also helps in lowering the cholesterol level in the blood.

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