The first example is the prophylactic us of antibiotics in fish farms. This has led to more resistance bacteria strains which can transfer resistance to human pathogens. This in turn has promoted the evolution and spread of genes that are resistant regardless of their origin. Although the use of antibiotics by humans is not the only reason for the resistance problems, you can find strains of antibiotic resistance in fungi and bacteria that are in the soil. Our pets are reservoirs for carrying strains of antibiotic resistance bacteria that can be transferred to humans.
Vitamin losses can occur through chemical reactions which lead to inactive products. With regards to food chemistry, the main concern is to maximize vitamin retention by minimizing aqueous extraction (leaching) and chemical changes such as oxidation and reaction with other food constituents for a small vitamin deficiency can already cause diseases in humans (Fennema, 1996). Vitamins are mainly classified into two based on solubility: the fat soluble vitamins and the water soluble vitamins. Fat soluble vitamins are composed of Vitamins A, D, E and K while
It also may be due to the development of a country, LEDCs and MEDCs both play an important role when seeking the differences in health all around the world. The government play a part also; they must choose whether to have a health system which is paid by taxpayers or to have a private health care system. The diets of certain countries also affect the health of the country. Japan for example has a common diet of fish and rice aiding them to be having good heath. Figure 1.
“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. Diets that tend to lack in fiber or are high in insoluble fiber tend to cause gastrointestinal irritation and constipation. People that experience these symptoms should consider reviewing their fiber sources, and water consumption
Food Irradiation and Its Effects on Consumer Health Food irradiation is a process that the food industry uses to reduce harmful, disease causing bacteria and increase the shelf life of foods by destroying decay causing microbes. While this process has been proven to be safe by the Center for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration, public misconception of the process has created doubts as to its safety and effectiveness. Through public awareness and education of this process, many concerns and misbeliefs can be dispelled. Food irradiation is performed using three different technologies, using three different kind of rays: gamma rays, x-rays, and electron beams. The different uses will depend on the food being irradiated as each technology has strengths and weaknesses.
As I have spoken previously, my favorite cleanser is dandelion root. However, I often use burdock root or yellow dock root when the system has been abused for longer periods of time. Burdock root tends to be more helpful for those who manifest cysts, boils, styes, mucus - any thing that gets stuck in the system. Those with severe bowel disorders may also do well with Burdock as it does allow us to eliminate more freely. Yellow Dock Root is connected to the lymphatic system and can be helpful for those with chronic mucus problems or alcohol or drug
Protein is needed in the diet for growth and repair of the body. Protein protects the body form infections and disease. Protein is also a good source of some vitamins and minerals. The best foods to be included in the diet to get protein into your body would be dairy products, meat, fish and eggs. Carbohydrates is needed in the diet for energy and warmth, once there is carbohydrates in the body it keep us going throughout the day.
Discuss the inter-relationship between diet and health/ill health Health is shaped by eating a balanced diet with the right combination and quantity of nutrients. Achieving optimum nutrition through a varied healthy balanced diet leads to health, wellbeing and normal development, but under- nutrition and over- nutrition can lead to serious health problems (Gibney, 2009, p. 4). Calories, macronutrients (in the form of carbohydrate, protein and fat) and micronutrients (in the form of vitamins and minerals) as well as fibre and water are essential components for a balanced diet. Nutrients are categorised into basic foodstuffs: bread, cereal rice and pasta: fruit and vegetables: dairy products: meat, fish and other sources of protein. A healthy balanced diet consists of sufficient quantities of each of these food groups in the correct proportions.
But they also tend to cut healthy high-fiber and vitamin-rich grains, fruits and vegetables. They allow protein and fat-rich foods, like meat, cheese, cream, butter and eggs, in unlimited quantities. Special considerations for people with MS * Fatigue—Ketones can curb appetite, but they can also cause fatigue. This can compound an already significant problem for someone with MS. * Bone health—Changes in mobility and periodic use of steroids may put people with MS at increased risk for osteoporosis, a state where the bones become porous and brittle. High–protein diets not only limit some calcium sources, they can cause the body to lose calcium.
The word ‘probiotic’ means ‘for life’ and is derived from the Latin ‘pro’, which means ‘for’, and the Greek ‘biotikos’, which means ‘living’. Preidis and Versalovic (2009) defined probiotics are “live microorganisms, which, when consumed in requisite amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. Probiotics are nonpathogenicorganisms (lactic acid bacteria) in foods that has a positive impact on the host’s health and modulate the GI tract (Babu et al 2009). Live microorganisms within foods or in the form of a supplement enhances the microbial balance of the intestinal tract. These are all gram positive, facultative bacteria that are normal inhabitants of the human colon and constitute a predominant part of the anaerobic flora.