|What is nutrition? Why is nutrition essential to our daily lives? | | Nutrition is the science that links food to health and disease. It includes the processes by which the human organism ingests, | |digests, absorbs, transports, and excretes food substances. A appropriate dose of nutrition helps ensure we are prepared with all| |that we need to be active and productive on a daily basis.
Associate Program Material Appendix F Outline and Thesis Statement Guide What is your thesis statement? ___I think that eating healthy and exercise are the most important for losing weight. Introduction Two ways of Losing Weight I. First main point Here are some fact that can help you make a choice. A.
| |The connection between nutrition and health is that if the body is not receiving the proper nutrients for their health. Good | |nutrients ensure a person’s health and everyday functions. Food gives us the fuel to think and the energy to move our muscles. | |The micronutrients, the vitamins, the minerals are there so that our bodies can function. It is important to keep your body | |functioning properly with nutrition and making sure your health is good.
|What is nutrition? Why is nutrition essential to our daily lives? | |Nutrition is The process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth. Nutrition as it applies to our daily| |lives means that we take in what we need to maintain our body’s healthy state. Nutrition has become an important word thanks to | |the involvement of the USDA in our daily food requirements, and the FDA’s involvement in determining what is and is not dangerous| |for us to consume.
The term Optimum Nutrition is defined by a person consuming the right foods at the appropriate times in their life cycle with relevance to their age, physical activity and individual needs as dietary requirements vary between individuals. Nutrition is defined by what a person ingests and how their body digests, absorbs and metabolises the food or liquid ingested. Optimum nutrition is required for adequate growth, repair and maintenance within the body. If the balance of nutrition is in any way inadequate or excessive it may lead to chronic disease. Good nutrition is the balance of an adequate diet combined with with regular physical activity and is essential for good health.
This will create the metabolism to enter a state of ketosis or “Burn” of the internal fat we store in the body. This way of dieting is under constant criticisms for the health risks associated with this way of eating. For instance, one who eats this much saturated fat might be at a higher risk for a heart attack. Another issue is the complication of heart disease and cardiovascular disease. In defense of his diet Dr. Atkins stated, “That saturated fat is an overrated nutrition problem and that the bigger problem is actually the tran’s fats in the development of vascular diseases.” Overall this diet seems to be taking the meat lover’s extreme way to weight loss.
Part A Nutrition and Diet To stay healthy our body needs a diet of nutrients found within foods. Macronutrients Carbohydrates Split into simple sugar molecules and complex starch and fibre. Proteins These ensure body growth and repair. And found richly in meats, fish and dairy products. Fat This helps provide energy and supports the immune system.
It should supply enough energy for each day activities. A balance diet consists the following food requirements: * Carbohydrates and lipids to provide energy for all the activities in the body * Protein to build new tissues for growth and repair damaged tissues * Vitamins to prevent diseases and for normal healthy development * Mineral salts which are essential for normal healthy growth and development * Fibres as roughage to stimulate peristalsis and prevent constipation * Water which is needed as medium for all chemical reactions in the cells. It helps to transport substances that are needed by the cells and remove metabolic wastes. It also helps to distribute and regulated body
Healthy eating and nutrition Task 1 MU2.8 4.1 Carbohydrates provide our main energy supply for the body to help keep you and your organs functioning. They help to regulate blood sugar levels, prevent use of protein for energy as it is important for other functions, they give the feeling of full which is important for weight control and they help protect against heart diseases. They are found in foods such as cereal, bread, flour, rice, pasta, potatoes and cereal. Protein in our diet builds new cells, maintains tissue and helps regulate cell function. It converts into enzymes to help digest food.
In contrast to anorexia a person suffering from bulimia may or may not be losing weight. Someone with this disease does not have to willpower to give up food instead they will binge on foodand after there binge will make themselves vomit or use a laxative to rid themselves of the food. This robs there body of key nutrientsand can lead to problems in the digestive system, throat and mouth which are not made for regular induced vomiting. This disease stems from fear of gaining weight and works like a cycle. The person suffering will eat more than they normally would in ashort period of time, then vomit or take a laxative to avoid weight gain, usually feel disgusted or ashamed of themselves, try to diet and then give into their cravings and the cycle begins all over again.