Understand Your Fats and Fibers SCI 241 April 24, 2014 Understand Your Fats and Fibers There are healthy and unhealthy fats such as monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are known as the “good fats” because they are good for your heart, your cholesterol, and your overall health. Tran’s fats, and Saturated fats, are used in the manufacture of food to help it stay fresh longer. They are known as “bad fats” because they increase your risk of disease and elevate cholesterol. Saturated fats and Tran’s fat raise the cholesterol in the human body. Saturated fats are fats that consist of triglycerides containing only saturated fatty acids.
Fiber, also known as roughage, contains many properties that aid our digestion tract, and allow us to process waste products more efficiently. According to Nutrition.gov (2013) fiber can be found in many of our favorite foods including whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibers dissolve in water, and when digested, “form viscous solutions in the intestines” (Grosvenor & Smolin, 2006). “Fibers that cannot be digested by bacteria in the large intestines are called insoluble fibers because they do not dissolve in water.” (Grosvenor & Smolin, 2006) High fiber diets can produce many benefits, including higher nutrient absorption levels, and better waste output.
For maximum nutritional value they can be sprouted and eaten with salads or in sandwiches. Hemp leaves can also be added to these. Hempseed can also be ground into flour for baking, or for adding to smoothies, or made into hemp milk which is a nutritious dairy alternative. Hempseed is high in natural oils required for good brain function and development and safer than other choices, such as fish which has had radiation and mercury in it. Hemp oil is beneficial to skin health and brain development because it contains naturally high amounts of GLA and EFA’s Hemp powder is an excellent complete protein which naturally contains all the essential amino acids required by the human body.
Vitamin C When you’re under extreme stress, you secrete more cortisol hormone. Vitamin C helps balance the cortisol spikes that happen to you under this stress. Besides being a good way to counteract a cold, Vitamin C is also essential for making carnitine, a compound used by the body to turn fat into fuel, making this vitamin your fat burning friend.If you’re going through an emotional crisis, stress from work, or a bad eating splurge, increase your vitamin C–it’ll help counteract the negative side effects. Try bell peppers, kale or kiwi fruits. These have even more Vitamin C than the famous Orange!
Milk is also said to help speed up weigh loss and reduce body fat, because of the indispensible mix of nutrients that appear to speed up metabolism and increase the body's ability to burn fat. Lastly, it was found that the people who had a greater intake of milk saw a decrease in the risk of ischaemic, inadequate blood flow, and stroke. Although in the past it appeared that milk consumed in high quantities was a healthy decision for any person, new research suggests that milk could be more detrimental than valuable for a diet. It has been shown that it can weaken a child's ability to absorb iron, and because milk has nearly no iron there could be a higher risk of iron deficiency. There is also new issues arising because
THE WAY CAFFEINE AFFECTS US Caffeine is a bitter substance found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, nuts, and certain medicines. It has many effects such as brightened mood, a feeling of more stamina/energy, more active mind etc on people. The purpose of this essay to discuss health (Physical, psychological, and socially) The first effect of caffeine drinks is psychical. Caffeine affects our body so much. It makes us more alert and energic therefore makes us more concentrated on the works we do, it boosts our metabolism so it helps us to burn more fat and prevents us from getting fat/obese.
Being active can increase levels of HDL, the good cholesterol. Exercise also gets the blood flowing throughout the body at a faster rate, which also works the heart. When the heart is being exercised, it gets stronger, which can prevent some cardiovascular diseases and risks. Some other health concerns that can be reduced by exercise are stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls (Mayo Clinic). Exercise improves mood.
Green compound has included various components such as chlorophyll, potassium, vitamin A and mineral, and is high in fiber as well. According to the five color you need you eat routinely… and why (n.d.), it has indicated that cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and brussels sprouts specifically have sulfurous compounds that help your liver detoxify harmful cancer and can also help protect woman from ovarian cancer. In addition, other green fruits and vegetables have potassium which is great for heart. Consuming green fruits and vegetables make people have better excretion since these fruits and vegetables have plenty of fiber. Dietary fiber add bulks to the stools and help them pass through the intestines, and out of the body faster.
Lastly, exercise increases macrophage production, salivary immunoglobulin A, and increase immune cell circulation improving the function of the immune system. Psychologically, they diminish anxiety and depression, control stress and minimize its negative effects on the body, improve self-esteem, self-concept, and body image, and improve cognition and problem solving. There are two types of fitness, aerobic fitness and muscular fitness, with their own benefits. Aerobic fitness pushes your body and forces it to adapt to adapt to the overload that the exercise is causing when trying to complete continuous tasks. This will later enable you to participate in harder workouts and exercise in the future.
Not only does past contain more calories but it also contains more unhealthy fat. It is also high in sodium. An average human needs a certain amount of salt in their body per day, however when eating fast food the person eats more salt then they are supposed to. Fast food also contains a lot of chemicals and additives that make the food not spoiled or look better. All the additives in our foods have been extensively tested before being added to our food, but it still makes sense to limit the amount of artificial chemicals we ingest.