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7 Health Benefits of Dietary fibers

7 Health Benefits of Dietary fibers

Also known as Roughage are mainly non-starch complex carbohydrates found in vegetables, fruits and grains that cannot be digested but serve to keep a healthy bowel movement.
Broadly dividing , they can be Celluose and non-cellulose fibers. Further they are classified as Non-soluble and soluble fiber.

Non-soluble includes cellulose, hemi-cellulose and lignin.
Soluble includes pectin,gums and mucilages.

Pectin and gums are however digested …

Understanding Lupus: For Beginners

Understanding Lupus: For Beginners

Lupus or systemic lupus erythrematosus (SLE) is an inflammatory connective tissue disease affecting multipe organs of the body. SLE is a type of autoimmune disease characterised by widespread activation of the immune system, with Tcell-Bcell interaction, auto-antibody generation, immune complex formation and deposition and deposition.
Research is still going on studying the causation for lupus. While …

Dissociative Fugue: “Lost”

Dissociative Fugue: “Lost”

As defined by DSM-IV, Dissociative fugue formerly called psychogenic fugue is a rare condition characterized by sudden, unexpected travel away from home or one’s customary place of work, with inability to recall one’s past, confusion about personal identity, or the assumption of a new identity, or significant distress or impairment. It is one of the least understood and yet …

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