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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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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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Protecting your Immune System   Leave a comment

 

Noni Juice

 

When we are vacationing or traveling for business purposes, it is difficult to get the nutritional foods our body needs. To stay healthy, we must protect our immune system by eating nutritious meals. To keep my immune system healthy while traveling, I drink nutritional supplements. I carry a bottle of ®Tahitian noni Juice and some nutritious snacks in my possession when I travel.

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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 @

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Recommended Food Groups for Proper Nutrition   Leave a comment

Protein is one of a class of complex nitrogenous compounds which occurs naturally in plants and animals, and gives amino acids when hydrolyzed. Because of the amino acid, they contain, proteins are essential to growth and tissue repair.

Proteins are a source of heat and energy to the body. They are essential for growth, the building of new tissue, the repair of injured or broken-down tissue, and the repair of the protoplasm of every cell. They are oxidized in the body, thus liberating heat.

 

Corn

Amino Acids are the building blocks of which proteins are constructed, and the end products of protein digestion or hydrolysis. Unused amino acids are converted into urea, the chief nitrogenous constituent of urine and the final product of protein metabolism in the body.

Corn is used frequently in our diets. It contains macronutrients, micronutrients, water, fiber, and other substances contained in a food; corn contains 74% of water. 20% of Macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins)  0.1% or less of Micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) 5%  Dietary fiber. Water and macronutrients form the largest part of most foods. While micronutrients are present in much smaller amounts. Fiber is present in varying degrees in those foods of plant origins.

 

 

Meat products are protein food sources.     

Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, Fish, Sardines, Tuna, Macerel

 

Seeds products are protein food sources.

Sesame, Sunflower, Pumpkin, Soy bean, Quine, Guava

 

Nuts are products containing sources of protein.

Pecan, Walnut, Safflower, Peanut, Hazel, Cashew, Brazil, Pistachio, Pinon, Coconut, Almond

 

Fruits are Products containing sources of protein.

Apples, Eggplants, Oranges, Olives, Tomatoes, Dates, Guavas, Mangoes, Bananas, Papaya, Grapes, Plums, Raisins, Nectarines, Grapefruit, Zucchini, Tangerines, Strawberries, Persimmons, Raspberries, Peaches, Blueberries, Cherries, Lime, Watermelon, Squash, Pineapple, Kumquats

 

Vegetables are products containing source of protein. 

Cabbage, Mustard, Peas, Dandelion, Beets, Spinach, Greens, Celery, Turnip, Broccoli, Collard

 

Section 2 of the Vegetable products.           

Asparagus, Radishes, Cauliflower, Romaine lettuce, Turnips, Watercress, Artichokes, Green beans, Rutabagas, Green onions, Brussel sprouts, Garlic, Chard, Split peas, Bean sprouts, Peppers, Carrots, Dry beans, Cantaloupe, Dry peas, Sweet potatoes, Cucumbers, Parsley, White potatoes

 

Other Sources of Protein                        

Milk, Eggs, Cheese

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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