Nutritional benefits of whey

Whey is a yellow/greenish liquid which is formed when we coagulate the milk by using some acid such as lemon juice, orange juice or vinegar to make paneer. It is also produced while making shrikhand, channa and yoghurt. Whey is an excellent source of protein and also contains vitamins, minerals and lactose and therefore, it…

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Oxalates – Anti-nutrient

Oxalates are anti-nutrients found in green leafy vegetables. Green leafy vegetables provide various health benefits as they contain vitamins, minerals, fibres and phyto-nutrients. Few green leafy vegetables such as spinach, leaves of rhubarb, leaves of beetroot, bathua (Chenopodium) have high levels of oxalates [1]. Spinach is rich source of iron but due to presence of…

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Lectins – Anti-nutrients

Beans are the major source of protein for vegetarians. Beans contain complex carbohydrates which are needed for gut health, vitamins and minerals for day to day functions and polyphenols which are very good anti-oxidants. Therefore, it is important to incorporate beans and legumes in our diet for their high nutritional value. But, along-with nutrients, beans…

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