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The Importance of Vitamin D in Your Diet   Leave a comment

The Importance of Vitamin D in Your Diet

 

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) is a fat- soluble vitamin. It is produced in the skin by the action of sunlight. It is also, found in animal products.

What is the Function of Vitamin D?

The function of vitamin D is to enhance the absorption of Dietary Calcium; helps to form bones and teeth. It aids the systems that require Calcium: circulatory, nervous, and muscles, and utilize Calcium and Phosphorous in blood and bone building.

 

What are the Food Sources for Vitamin D?

Food sources: nuts, fortified milk, cheese, butter, margarine, fortified cereal and breads, oily fish, liver, eggs, cod liver oil, dried peas and beans.

 

What are the Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency?

The symptoms of  Vitamin D Deficiency are bone diseases, rickets, caries, decay, and disintegration of bones or teeth.

 

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Preventing Childhood Obesity   Leave a comment

Preventing Obesity

Exercise:

From crib to adult years exercise is very important. When babies are placed on a quilt on the floor, they can move around easier, and have closer contact with the parents and family. This aids in crawling and walking a lot sooner. There are many things parents can do to help their children get the proper exercise they need.  The best encouragement for exercise is for parents to engage in an exercise program with their children.  Having exercise equipment in the home is profitable to both parents and their children.

Scheduling:

Having a set time for each meal is very important, it prevent snacking before meals that can prevent eating the most important food. If a child is not hungry during the meal because they are filled from snacks, they aren’t going to eat, or if they are encouraged to eat, this will add extra calories and will lead to weight gain.  And it sends a message to the brain to eat, even though the child isn’t hungry, that is carried throughout their teenage years and into adult years, which can result in obesity.

Good Health Habits:

As parents, we pass much of our cultural traditions to our children. We should choose things that are good to aide in preventing obesity in childhood, and to encourage good health habits in future generations.

How we prepare meals and scheduling are examples we set for our children.  Practicing good health habits includes proper hygiene, hand washing to prevent transmitting germs, and personality traits with respect for parents and others are a part of good health habits.

Written by Ellen J. Barrier

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Good Nutrition and Health   Leave a comment

 

Good Nutrition and Health

 

Vitamin A (retinol) function is essential for healthy eyes, skin, hair, organ linings, and bone formation. Vitamin A is a fat- soluble vitamin.

Food Sources: carrots, dark green leafy vegetables, cantaloupes, oranges, apricots, fortified milk products, eggs and oily fish.

Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) is essential for hemoglobin, maintain healthy skin, and regulate the function of cells in the nervous system.
Food Sources: bananas, dark green leafy vegetables, papayas, oranges, cantaloupes, beans, sweet potatoes and other potatoes, sunflower seeds, fortified cereals, poultry and fish.

I grew up on a farm of large fields of vegetables, and orchards with their beautiful trees bearing fruits and nuts. My parents also, raised animals; chickens, cows, pigs, horses and a dog. There were places to fish and hunt. The farm gave us back more than my parents put into it. We received good health and happiness.

 

Vegetables, fruits and nuts are much needed in our diets. It is difficult to get many of our young people and older ones as well, to eat green leafy vegetables. Exercise, without eating the proper foods will not produce a healthy and fit body. I have listed food products, and their nutritional values, sources of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and their functions in the body.

The Importance of Vegetables Fruits and Nuts in Your Diet : View Vitamins and Mineral and their food sources @

http://ellen-barriershealthandfitness.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-importance-of-vegetables-fruits-and.html Blog

Written by: Ellen J. Barrier

Flesh vs. Spirit: the War Within   Leave a comment

Whether trying to maintain a desired weight, remaining faithful to a spouse or reaching a goal, temptation exists – causing its victim to make a choice and sometimes several choices. When the individual feels guilty and want to do good by correcting mistakes, but finds themselves powerless against the temptation, the battle is within -thereby, causing the individual to become imbalanced. The flesh and the spirit are now at war.

Paul, the Apostle, clearly understood these things. He stated, ” For I know that in me [that is, in my flesh] dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but  the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.” Romans 7:18-20.

No human being, is empowered to live above temptation. But, we can find ways to control our fleshly desires, and to reach our goals. It is too difficult to fight these battles alone – to do so, often leads to self destruction. For more information, I recommend this book to inspire courage, hope and strength.

How To Trust God When All Other Resources Have Failed
Authors: George C. Barrier Sr., & Ellen J. Barrier
ISBN 978-0-9-794043-0-6
Copyright© 1994

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