Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to:

explain the types of evidence that link diet with the diseases of affluence; describe and explain the guidelines for a prudent diet and explain the recommendations concerning dietary fat and carbohydrate; explain what is meant by a free radical, how oxygen radicals cause tissue damage and the main sources of oxygen radicals;

describe the main antioxidant nutrients and explain how they are believed to protect against cancer and heart disease;

describe the various protective non-nutrient compounds that are found in a variety of foods and explain their protective actions.

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100 Weight Loss Tips

Make a plan If you want to lose weight, you need to make a plan for it. Planning involves setting your goals both short term and long term ones. With proper planning, you would be able to have an effective guide on the steps that you want to take, towards losing pounds of weight. Aside from that, it would also keep you motivated.

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