Asked in Selenium
Which example of a chemical in food that is not a nutrient is selenium starch fiber or folate?
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Asked in Food & Cooking
Would you like to consider alcohol as a food nutrient?
Many would like to consider alcohol as a food nutrient, but it not only is not a food nutrient, it can result in nutrient deficiencies of folate, Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Calcium, and possibly others. For more information visit the Related Link. ...
Asked in Microbiology
How does sulfa fight pathogens?
Sulfa drugs work by binding and inhibiting a specific enzyme called dihydropteroate synthase (DHPS). This enzyme is critical for the synthesis of folate, an essential nutrient. Mammals get folate from their diet, but bacteria must synthesize this vitamin. ...
Asked in Vitamins During Pregnancy
Why is folic acid important during pregnancy?
Folate or folic acid is a key nutrient to helping to lower the risk for certain birth defects and problems that happen during pregnancy. Most expectant mothers are encouraged to take in foods rich in folate or folic acid before and during pregnancy to help eliminate the risk for birth defects. ...
Asked in Vitamins and Supplements, Biology
What is folate?
A salt or ester of folic acid. Folate, also called folic acid, folacin, or vitamin B9, is a water-soluble B-complex vitamin that is essential for human growth and development. It is made up of three components: para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), glutamic acid, and pteridine. The latter two components explain the technical chemical name for folate: pteroylmonoglutamate. Because folate is one of the most chemically complex vitamins, it is also complicated in its interaction with your body. Most foods do not contain folate in the exact...
Asked in Health
Why are folate antagonists inactive in the presence of pus?
Folate antagonists work by inhibiting the nucleotide synthesis. Since pus provides an alternative source of nucleotides for the bacteria, the folate anatagonists can no longer work. ...
Asked in Nutrition
What is an expression of the nutrient density of food?
The Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) score, developed by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, measures calcium; the carotenoids beta carotene, alpha carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene; fiber; folate; glucosinolates; iron; magnesium; niacin; selenium; vitamins B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B6, B12, C, and E; and zinc, plus the ORAC score X 2. Most importantly, the ANDI scores are based on calories, not volume or weight of food, so a lower-calorie food with more nutrients scores higher than a calorie-dense food. ...
Asked in Vitamins and Supplements, Nutrition
Is folate best absorbed from foods or from supplements?
Folic acid is the supplemental form of folate, the body is able to absorb 90% of it. Whereas the food-form, folate, can only be absorbed by 50% due to its structure. ...