The Effect of Supplementing a Basal Rice Diet With Wild Green Leafy Vegetables on the Retention of Nitrogen, Calcium and Phosphorus in Adolescent Girls


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  • Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College, Coimbatore, India

Abstract

Diets based predominantly on rice and containing only small amounts of milk and other protective foods are being consumed by a vast majority of the population in different parts of India.' Aykroyd and Krishnan^ showed in experiments with albino rats that poor Indian rice diets are deficient in calcium, vitamin A, certain vitamins of the B complex group and proteins.

Subject Discipline

Alternative Medicine

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