Category: Nutrition

6 basic nutrients

On my plate: six basic nutrients

Today’s Special! Grilled Salmon and Brown Rice with a side of red peppers and snow peas A complete and healthy meal. The salmon acts as an excellent source of proteins and is packed with brain-boosting omega 3 fatty acids. There are 306 calories in a 6 oz or 170g serving. The brown rice (100 grams) provides...

lactose intolerance diet plan

Lactose intolerance

Lactose is a disaccharide sugar derived from galactose and glucose. This sugar is found mostly in cow milk and dairy products. The inability to digest lactose is called lactose intolerance and it is caused by a shortage in the body of lactase, an enzyme produced by the small intestine, which helps to metabolize lactose. The symptoms...

Fats

Human body stores energy as fat and glycogen. While glycogen can be stored in limited amounts, fat depots can vary dramatically from person to person. Usually, the minimum of fats the human body necessitates to function normally is 3% of the body mass for men and 12-17% for women. If the percent of body fat goes...

OTHER MICRO NUTRIENTS- MINERALS

Mineral nutrients (dietary minerals) are the chemical elements present in all body tissues and fluids, their presence being necessary for the maintenance of certain physicochemical processes which are essential to life. The mineral elements are separate entities from the other essential nutrients like proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and vitamins and they represent approximately 4% of the body’s...

The Food Pyramid: What is it and Where are you on the Healthy Diet Pyramid?

Before starting to eat your meal you should check your plate to see what’s in it. Do you think that your meal is nutritionally balanced? Think back at your meals from yesterday and try to remember how many servings of grains, vegetables, fruits, meat and fats were in your meals. If your answer does not include...

Water: physical and chemical properties

Thirst, headache, fatigue, weakness, constipation, dizziness, dry or flushed skin, rapid heartbeat, cramps, decrease in urine output, dark urine, low blood pressure, swollen tongue, unconsciousness and death, in the most extreme cases. These are some of the symptoms of water deprivation (dehydration). Once the percent of water loss gets higher and higher, these symptoms are getting...

Pumpkin Pasta

4 Reasons Eating a Pumpkin Provides Health Benefits

When it comes to managing your health, I would imagine you don’t quickly think of pumpkins. Pumpkins aren’t only for carving, pie, and seeds. They present the consumer with a tasty way to add nutrients into your body. Here are 4 reasons pumpkins can be a nutrient dense additive to your diet. Beta Carotene Foods rich...

conquer food cravings

Conquer Your Cravings, 3 Tricks to Try Now!

Are you trying to lose those last 10 pounds? If so, you’re not alone. At any given time, millions of folks are trying to make slight changes to the numbers on the scale. The reality is that if you’re almost at your goal weight, losing more weight can be trickier than you thought. In fact, the...