FAT: Calorifically enhanced.
FATTY ACIDS aid in oxygen transport
through blood to all cells, tissues, and organs. They help maintain resilience
and lubrication of all cells, and combine with protein and cholesterol to form
living membranes that hold body cells together. They break up cholesterol
deposits on arterial walls, thereby preventing arteriosclerosis. Fatty acids
are necessary for the function of the thyroid and adrenal glands.
FEEDBACK: The inevitable result when
your baby doesn't appreciate the strained carrots.
FIBER: Edible wood-pulp said to aid
digestion and prolong life, so that we might enjoy another six or eight years
in which to consume wood-pulp.
FISTULA refers to any abnormal
communication or passage between two internal organs, or from an internal organ
to the skin.
FRANGULIN FACTORS are a group of two
compounds consisting of frangulin A and B. They are found in
buckthorn, cascara sagrada and many other
plants. Frangulin A and B are anthraquinone glycosides. Frangulin A and B are
cathartic and act on the large intestines to increase peristalsis. Frangulin A
and B cause the cathartic action through stimulation of the appropriate nerves
after being absorbed in the bloodstream.
FLAVONE , a crystalline substance,
the 4-keto series of flavonoids, able to reverse increased capillary fragility;
numerous yellow dyes having similar properties are derived from it.
FLAVONOID , a generic term for a
group of compounds widely distributed in higher plants; one subgroup
(anthocyanins) account for most of the yellow, red, and blue pigmentation,
while another (bioflavonoids) are concerned in maintenance of a normal state of
FRUCTOSE (levulose) is a simple
carbohydrate widely distributed in organism, plants, and animals. It can be
found in fruit juices, honey, and sugarcane. Fructose in the body may be
changed into glucose by the liver and intestines. As glucose it is used by the
body in several ways, including as a source of energy. Fructose is the sweetest
of sugars. It is used therapeutically as a fluid and nutrient replenisher.
FUMARIC ACID is a plant acid found in
angelica root. It is used as a substitute for tartaric acid in beverages and
baking powders, and as an antioxidant. Fumaric acid is reported to have some
FUNGUS is a general term for a
relatively small group of eukaryotic protists. They are characterized by the
absence of chlorophyll and the presence of a rigid cell wall.