It provides relaxation to the physical and psychological state of the individual. It enhances the performance and cognitive thinking of the individual. It helps in the maintenance of body weight. Thus, it averts a number of complications, such as obesity, atherosclerosis, and hypertension and so on. A balanced diet keeps blood glucose and cholesterol levels in the normal range, thereby proving beneficial to the system.
I could drink more milk because it is the best source of riboflavin in the diet. For Niacin, my DRI was 14 mg. My intake was 12 mg, which is an intake of 85%. Even though I am close to 100%, a deficiency of niacin can lead to the disease pellagra that has symptoms such as dermatitis, diarrhea, and dementia. In order to improve my intake, I could consume more chicken. For B6 (Pyridoxine), my DRI was 1.3 mg. My intake was 0.8 mg, which is an intake of 60%.
Let’s look at the advantages first. The foods eaten in a vegetarian diet are considered very healthy food choices, and ones that are believed to ward off many diseases. Those foods can include everything your body needs in the line of nutrition and vitamins. For instance, a vegetarian diet (which includes grains, nuts, cereals, seeds, beans, vegetables and fruits) is rich in fibre, folate and Vitamin C. Beans, tofu (which is made from soy beans) and seeds are good sources of protein. A good mix of vegetables and fruits can provide all the vitamins and minerals the body needs.
Understanding Food Labels SCI/241 August 17, 2012 Understanding Food Labels Nutrition food labels can help us choose a healthier diet and reduce the risk of related diseases. By understanding how to read the foods labels, this gives you information about the nutritional value of a food. Individuals who are dieting use the food label to keep track of their calories, fat, protein, and all other nutrient intake. The 5/20 rule helps you compare nutrients in similar foods and judge how a food’s nutrients contribute to what you eat each day. Five percent of daily value (DV) or less is low; choose foods with a low DV for nutrients such as cholesterol, saturated fat, and total fat.
nu Understanding Food Labels Kimberly Williams SCI/241 08/02/2013 University Of Phoenix Understanding Food Labels Discuss and define what the 5/20 rule is according to the “Food Label and You” video and include an example from your own pantry. The 5/20 rule for nutrition means that if your food has 5% or less of daily value (DV) of nutrient than it is not a good source of food for your body. A food that has 20% of a nutrient or higher is an excellence source for you. There are nutrients like sodium that we need which has 5% nutrients and there certain kinds an example of the 5/20 would be Campbell’s noodle soup it only has 3% DV but around 20% DV Sodium in it which is not at all beneficial. Discuss the six key food label facts presented in the “How to Understand Nutritional Food Label” article that can help consumers understand food labels more effectively.
Superfoods have been proven to help improve the immune system, aid in weight management, stabilise blood glucose levels, improve cardiovascular and bowel health, help detoxify the body, fight aging, and prevent other diseases such as cancer. And with winter looming, you can beat those colds by eating your way to good health and supplementing your diet with some of the following superfoods. Beans Beans are an excellent source of hearty, low-fat plant protein. Soluble fibre from foods such as beans, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Use in soups or add to salads.
It is not too limiting, all food groups are allowed. The diet is fairly balanced after the initial strict phase. It also permits occasional indulgence plus the food is delicious! This is a diet that won't make you hungry. Dieters are encouraged to eat regular portion sizes and healthy mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks.
Is the strategy well matched to market conditions in the food retailing industry? Yes, their strategy is well matched, as its main focus is supplying consumers with the healthiest products available. Their products are without pesticides, hormones, and other things that could affect health, community, and agriculture. The quality products at Whole Foods taste better and are preferred by the demands of health conscious consumers and the current trends of a healthy lifestyle. 3.
To meet your daily mineral needs you should choose foods from the four food groups: grain products, milk, meat and vegetables and fruits. The functions and sources of minerals are: • Calcium; helps keep teeth and bones strong, and then it slows bone loss as you age. Help heart work properly. Sources are; milk, cheese, tofu with add calcium, sardines and salmon w/bones, and calcium fortified orange juice • Iron; carries oxygen to all the body parts and keeps you from being tired. Food sources; Meat, fish, tofu, organ meat, iron fortified flour, pasta bread, cereal and molasses.
BALANCED DIET * A healthy diet is one that helps maintain or improve general health. * A healthy diet provides the body with essential nutrition: fluid, adequate essential amino acids from protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and adequate calories. * The requirements for a healthy diet can be met from a variety of plant-based and animal-based foods. * A healthy diet supports energy needs and provides for human nutrition without exposure to toxicity or excessive weight gain from consuming excessive amounts. * Where lack of calories is not an issue, a properly balanced diet (in addition to exercise) is also thought to be important for lowering health risks, such as obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cancer.