Notes On Food And Diet In Relation To Health

Paperback | May 19, 2012

byAlexander Pole

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 Excerpt: ... potatoes, and are accordingly used less frequently. They have the following composition in a hundred parts:--Flesh-forming constituents,...... 1.4 parts. Starch, Fat, and Sugar, 12-5" Salts, etc., 1"" Water, 85-1" 100 Carrots and Swedish turnips are also possessed of nutritive and succulent properties, which rank next in order to those of the foregoing, Common turnips are slightly inferior, but are in more general use, and less costly. Still less nutritious than either of these are cabbage, spinach, and other greens. The average proportion of the elements of nutrition contained in these succulent vegetables may be stated, thus:--Vegetable Albumen, etc. (flesh-formers), 1-3 parts. Starch and Sugar (heat-givers), 122" Mineral matter, 0-7" Water, 85-8" 100 Most of these succulent herbs and roots are liable to ONIONS AND GARLIC--VEGETABLES USED AS SALADS. 67 produce flatulence in the weak and dyspeptic; their use, therefore, ought to be very limited by such. ONIONS AND GARLIC Are more used as flavouring agents than as nutrients; and, from the stimulus they impart to the stomach, are often useful in promoting digestion, although in themselves they are not easily soluble in the gastric fluids. Hysterical females, and those who are a prey to nervous depression, may derive much benefit from a liberal use of these foetid herbs as an adjunct to their food. The aromatic leaves of parsley, eaten with or after onions or garlic, mask, in a great measure, the unpleasant odour which they communicate to the breath. VEGETABLES USED AS SALADS. Cresses, lettuce, celery, and endine are those in most general use. The various kinds of cresses are agreeable and stimulating, and are remarkably refreshing, especially in summer, after a full meal o...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 Excerpt: ... potatoes, and are accordingly used less frequently. They have the following composition in a hundred parts:--Flesh-forming cons...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:May 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217265820

ISBN - 13:9780217265829

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