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How to Eat Healthy   Leave a comment

Eating Healthy Foods Matters

 

Eating proper foods for the main meals, which most people consider to be breakfast and dinner along with healthy snacks are very important to our health. It is most important to make sure children get the proper foods they need to aid in growth and healthy bones and teeth. The meals prepared at home if done according to our basic food groups, will provide for proper nutrition.

Having a daily form of exercise is necessary to have a healthy body and mind. The body is able to relax and the thought process is helped when both nutrition and exercise is used properly in daily family planning.

__ Ellen J. Barrier

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Posted July 10, 2014 by Ellen Barrier in Health & Personal Care

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Anorexia Nervosa: the Effects   1 comment

The Effects of Anorexia Nervosa, is done by the interference of starvation that disrupts the biochemistry makeup of the body’s systems.

                         The Effects of Anorexia Nervosa:

Hair loss, dull looking hair                                                     Constipation

Depression                                                                            Halitosis

Emaciation                                                                            Corroded teeth

Excessive fatigue                                                                  Slow pulse

Sleep disturbance                                                                 Brittle fingernails

Hormone imbalance                                                              Low blood pressure upon standing

Amenorrhea (lack of monthly cycles)                                    May have difficulty sleeping

Behavior of the Anorexia Nervosa  Individual

The characteristic behavior of Anorexia Nervosa is secretive and defensive. The individual is preoccupied with food and weight gain, that dominates their thought process. They often feels hungry but denies they are. They will normally wear larger clothes to conceal their body shape and weight loss.

The person suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, may resort to drugs and alcohol, to alleviate the feeling of hunger and depression. Having a relationship with someone is very difficult for this individual to do, because of the psychological state of their mind. Therefore, they are often in an isolated position, due to one or more failed relationships.

 

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Nutrition   1 comment

Nutrition

In order for food to be used by your body, all of the carbohydrates must be broken down into monosaccharides, simple sugars (glucose, fructose and galactose) in the stomach and intestines. They are absorbed in the bloodstream and can be used in various ways by the body.
Carbohydrates are chemical substances grouped together: sugars, glycogen, starches, dextrins, and celluloses, that contain only carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. Carbohydrates are one of the three classes of nutrients. They are formed by green plants which utilize the sun’s energy to combine carbon dioxide, and water in forming them.

Definitions:

1. Monosaccharides-a simple sugar which cannot be decomposed by hydrolysis (fructose, galactose, glucose)

How the Body uses Sugar from Food

I.  Glucose
a. Used directly by the body as a source of energy
II. How it is achieved:
b. The pancreas secrets Insulin (hormone)
III. Galactose and Fructose
c.  Converted into glucose in the liver

Note:
 Glucose can be converted into glycogen (Polysaccharide) stored in the liver or muscle for the body’s future energy requirements.

Fats
Provides energy in concentrated forms both visible and invisible.
Visible Fat: butter, lard, margarine and oils.
Invisible Fat: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, chocolate, nuts and legumes.

II. Transportation of Fats in the Blood
a. Carried in the bloodstream bound to protein, forming particles called lipoproteins.

Note: Most of the fats in food are triglycerides. (a combination of three fatty acids with glycerol)
Some foods contain small amounts of cholesterol. The fats in food eaten are dissolved in the intestine by the action of bile salts. This process takes place from the triglycerides split into glycogen and fatty acids entering into the walls of the intestine, and reconstructed into triglycerides which are absorbed through the lymphatic system and carried to the bloodstream.

At the same time the process of fatty acids are being absorbed, the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K are absorbed. One interesting point I will make, cholesterol can be absorbed into the lymphatic system without the need to be broken down prior.

Source of Information:

__Ellen J. Barrier
Medical Professional

Food and Nutrients   2 comments

Food and Nutrients - blog lg pictureThere are essential nutrients that we need to consume in order to have a healthy body. Protein provides amino acids for body growth and tissue repair. Vitamins produces varieties of processes, such as the production of energy inside body cells and the growth and division of cells. According to report on nutrition, a total of 13 vitamins must be provided by the diet.

Minerals are chemical elements, such as calcium and iron, they are needed for growth and to facilitate processes that occurs within the body. There is said to be 16 minerals that must be provided by the diet.

In the diagram we see fruits, vegetables, and fruit juice along with cheese. These are all good nutrients. Meat and poultry are also good food items to choose in our diet.

There are essential nutrients that we need to consume in order to have a healthy body. Protein provides amino acids for body growth and tissue repair. Vitamins produces varieties of processes, such as the production of energy inside body cells and the growth and division of cells. According to report on nutrition, a total of 13 vitamins must be provided by the diet.

Minerals are chemical elements, such as calcium and iron, they are needed for growth and to facilitate processes that occurs within the body. There is said to be 16 minerals that must be provided by the diet.

In the diagram we see fruits, vegetables, and fruit juice along with cheese. These are all good nutrients. Meat and poultry are also good food items to choose in our diet.

Meat and Poultry are Sources of Protein

These are other important sources of protein, minerals and vitamin B. To lower the fat intake from meat, removing the skin is recommended. Poultry contains less iron than red meat does, according to report on nutrition. Examples of lean meat: beef, lamb, pork and veal.

Poultry: chicken, duck, goose, and turkey.

Organ Meat:  liver, brain, kidney and sweetbread.

Eggs: (excellent source of protein)

Fish:  (good source of protein)

Note: Ocean fish is said to contain iodine and selenium in useful amounts. Darker fish such as salmon and tuna was reported to contain more fat than cod and flounder, the whiter fish. The fat in the oily fish is higher in unsaturated fatty acids, the desirable type for those having a high blood cholesterol level.

Source of information:

__Ellen J. Barrier

Medical Professional

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