Blog Series for NNW2017: Part 3-Nutrient-nutrient interaction

Author : D J Nithya
Published Date : Wednesday, September 6, 2017
This is the third and final blog as part of the special series for National Nutrition Week in IndiaNutrient-nutrient interaction may affect bioavailability in a positive or negative way - i.e their interaction may either enhance or inhibit nutrient absorption or utilization.Relative proportion of nutrient present in the diet may be the most important in determining impact of nutrient interaction on the nutritional status. Eg, in the case of zinc-calcium-phytate, although calcium and phytate...

Blog Series for NNW2017: Nutrients-non nutrient component of foods

Author : D J Nithya
Published Date : Monday, September 4, 2017
Nutrient –nutrient interaction and nutrients – non nutrient component of foods can alter bioavailability of nutrients in the human body.The food we eat is the main source of nutrients, but also contains compounds that have no nutritional function. These compounds however, act as anti-nutritional factors interfering with the utilisation of nutrients present in food. Many foods, particularly those of plant origin, contain wide range of anti-nutritional that interfere with the...

Blog Series for National Nutrition Week in India: Bioavailability of nutrients

Author : D J Nithya
Published Date : Friday, September 1, 2017
September 1 to 7 is celebrated in India as National Nutrition Week, and attempting to raise awareness around nutrition absorption and consumption, LANSA research is running a blog series to enlighten readers on simple nutrition science facts.Part 1: Understanding bioavailability and nutrient interactions in our bodyNow-a-days, people are more conscious about the food they eat and its effect on their health. We are now faced dealing with double burden disease and triple burden disease. By...

Bringing the spotlight on women agriculture workers and their nutrition condition

Author : Sangeetha Rajeesh
Published Date : Monday, July 31, 2017
LANSA successfully hosts South Asia policy dialogue at ANH Symposium in Kathmandu, NepalOn July 12, the plenary session hosted by LANSA at the 2nd Agriculture, Nutrition, Health (ANH) Academy Week and Feed the Future Nutrition Innovation Lab Scientific Symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal, brought together researchers, policymakers and policy influencers to discuss ‘Improving Nutrition Through Recognising, Protecting and Promoting the Rights and Wellbeing of Women Agricultural Workers in South...


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