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Nutrients and Anti Nutrients

Dt. Divya Chadha 91% (117 ratings)
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi  •  5 years experience
Nutrients and Anti Nutrients

Anti -nutrients

  • Everyone of you must known to nutrients but you people must not be aware of anti - nutrients
  • As nutrients maintain life, the anti nutrients are harmful to life. 

What is anti nutrient?

  • It is any substance that stops the beneficial nutrients being absorbed and used by the body like alcohol, cigarettes, man-made chemicals, pesticides, antibiotics and synthetic hormone residues can all be described as anti-nutrients.
  • Tap water in some areas may be described as an anti-nutrient. Tap water may contain nitrates, lead or aluminium, all are anti-nutrients.
  • Fried food, foods cooked on a barbecue and burnt food can all be classified as anti nutrient because they cause free radical damage to ourcells.
     
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