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Food lexicon

Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny - Reporter at The European Times News

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Do you know what zero diet, hyperglycemia or adiposis means? Our nutrition lexicon will answer these and other questions on topics related to health and nutrition.


Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that affect metabolism. They stimulate the growth and activity of certain types of bacteria in the colon and thus promote health. Prebiotics are foods to which ballast substances are added (for example, inulin or oligofructose).


Probiotics are live microbial food supplements that have a beneficial and beneficial effect on humans, improving and healing the internal microbial balance. Probiotic foods, such as yogurt for example, contain cultured bacteria. These include lactic or bifidobacteria, for example, which are resistant to stomach and bile acids. Thus, they can easily settle in the large intestine and exert their positive influence there.


Provitamins are the precursors to vitamins. They are converted in the body into active vitamins. For example, the source of the formation of vitamins A1 and A2 is the provitamin betacarotene. Vitamins D2 and D3 are formed from the provitamins ergosterol and dehydrocholesterol.

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