Instead, try some changes to your diet to include some of these stress-reducing foods. Stress-Reducing Foods Foods rich in vitamin B. These include oatmeal, lentils, chickpeas, quinoa, brown rice and other whole grains. Foods high in vitamin B have a calming effect on the body, helping to melt away feelings of stress and anxiety and enhance your mood. Foods rich in vitamin C. Citrus fruits, red peppers, spinach
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.
It is found in foods that come from plants. Starchy foods, such as bread, rice, potatoes and pasta, provide a slow and steady release of energy throughout the day. Fibre: is only found in foods that come from plants. Fibre helps keep our bowels healthy and some types of fibre may help lower cholesterol. Research shows diets high in fibre are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
“Diabetes can be tackled in different ways- by insulin and diet” (Rudy, 1999, page 19) Diet, when someone had diabetes it is best for their health to cut right down on the unhealthy foods, and stick to the health foods, this is due to the effectiveness of the medication you are on. If you eat junk food and do not eat healthy then your medication will not be as effective as it could be. Sticking to regular mealtimes is also another thing that could help you feel better as it will keep your “blood glucose levels under control”. (Rudy, 1999, page 20) There are 2 types of carbohydrates, 1 that is good for controlling diabetes and 1 that is really bad, these are starchy and sugary. Sugary- this is the 1 that people with diabetes should stay clear of, this is due to the “glucose getting into your bloodstream fast, this could cause a sudden rise in blood glucose levels”.
This contributes from the medicine they take and our unhealthy food habits. They compared this to Japans breast cancer rate. Which is less than 1%. Japans typical diet consist of sea food and a bunch of other organic foods. The foods they eat contain high counts of vitamins which helps reduce the rate of disease and cancer.
Soy milk is high in protein, and because it is made from beans, also contains considerably more fiber than cow's milk. Besides the extra protein and fiber, the biggest benefit in soy milk are the “isoflavones”. Isoflavones are actually chemicals similar to the hormone estrogen. Isoflavones are believed to prevent a number of health issues, with the most beneficial being the prevention of many cancers, heart disease, and
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.
Consuming the proper amount of macronutrients in your diet is essential for proper health and growth of your body. Proteins are needed to keep the body growing properly and cell growth. Eating too little will cause slow development and eating too many, the body will store the protein as fat. Carbohydrates give the body energy, like eating a snickers bar full of nuts will give the body a boost of energy. Eating the proper amount of carbohydrates will help the body to not store an excess amount of fat.
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.
Not all fats, carbohydrates and proteins are good, so it is critical to select the correct and healthy one for the athlete and public in general. Good sources of fat that can be beneficial for anyone but most likely for athletes are: salmon, tuna, and trout, soybean oil, olive oil, flax seed, walnuts and leafy green vegetables, nuts, avocado, safflower oil, sesame oil, and olive oil. For carbohydrates we have: starch vegetables, legumes, fruits, dairy and whole grains. Last but not least we have the proteins. Good sources of proteins for my athlete can include: meats, lean meats, poultry, seafood, nuts and seeds, eggs, beans and peas, and processed soy