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Nutrition Vitamins

Date Added: August 07, 2009 11:13:08 PM
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Category: Food and Nutrition

As for as nutrition is concerned we know that diet is the sum of all constituents of food which has been consumed by a person or other organism. Proper nutrition requires the proper ingestion and moreover the absorption of vitamins, minerals, food calories in the form of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Dietary habits play an important role in health and mortality. For example a particular diet may be chosen to seek weight gain, weight loss, cardio vascular health, avoidance of diabetes and cancers. Going on diet can change the energy balance in the body and can increase or decrease the fat amount stored in the body.
Nutrition vitamins are generally considered very important to our lives. Few of the following nutrition vitamins are worth to mention.
Vitamin A: Vitamin A stimulates the production of white blood cells, takes part in remodeling bone. Beta carotene a part of vitamin A reduces the risk of cancer. It is present in carrot, breakfast cereals, juices and dairy products.
Others, Vitamin B1, B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin, B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pridoxin), B9 (folic acid), B12 (cobalmin) are included in vitamin B category. B6 and B12 are fight against heart diseases and some sort of cancers.
Vitamin C: It is a good nutrition source and it is recommended that one should take 12 to 24 oranges daily. It is well known that it prevents infections, and a powerful oxidant that can neutralize harmful free radicals, very helpful in producing collagen, a tissue needed for healthy bones, teeth, gums, and blood vessels. Normally 90 grams for men and 75gramms for women is a safety dose.
Vitamin E: It is present in safflower seeds, peanut butter, and dark leafy greens. A recent study showed a marked reduction in coronary heart disease.
Vitamin K: This vitamin is needed for blood clotting. Women who take 110 micrograms of vitamin K have a 30% less risk of hip fracture. Bone density is also improved with the use of vitamin k. This vitamin is present in dark green leaves like spinach and green veggies.
Health Nutrition: Better nutrition means stronger immune systems, less illness and better health. Healthy children learn better. Healthy people are stronger, are more productive and more able to create opportunities to gradually break the cycles of poverty and hunger. Good health defined in terms of state of complete physical, mental and social well being. Health Nutrition is the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary in the form of food to support life. Dietitians are health professionals who specialize in human nutrition, meal planning. A poor diet can have an injuries impact on health, causing obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.
Nutrition diet contains water, carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins and minerals.
Carbohydrates, present in plant foods like fruits and veggies, peas and beans also milk and its products. These are also main source of blood glucose, a major fuel of all body cells and the only source of energy for the brain and red blood cells. About 60% of total energy comes from carbohydrates. Select unrefined foods such as fruits, veggies and whole grains instead of refined like soft drinks, desserts, candy and sugar.
Proteins: It is essential for growth and development. It provides the body with energy needed for the production of hormones, antibodies, enzymes and tissue.
Fats: Although we much focus to reduce dietary fat yet the body needs fats. Fat is necessary for brain development.
Vitamins and Minerals: These are necessary, however they are referred to as micronutrients as needed in very small amount compared with other elements.
Increase your consumption of raw produce: The healthiest fruits and veggies are those that have been grown organically without the use of insecticides, herbicides, fertilizer (artificial). Also look of those fruits and veggies which are at the peak of ripeness. These contain more vitamins and enzymes.
Nutrition facts also known as nutrition information panels enable us to find information about different diets. Fast food nutrition facts give us information about diets available in McDonald, Burger king, diet advice. Foods highest in vitamins or minerals or lowest in carbohydrates are brought to notice of the user. Facts chart also provide information diets useful for heart health, diabetes, for losing or gaining weight, and nutrition supplements. They are so much beneficial as they can exactly give us values in calories for a certain serving size. It is sure by a certain degree one can enjoy good health by following these nutrition facts.
Nutrition guides represent a range of diets for onward meal planning. Meal plans are usually written for a single day. Other supporting material includes nutrition explanations, food lists and recipes. Nutrition guides also give ideas how much water, milk, whole grain, oil and ghee is needed for body requirement. Different nutrition guides are published by different publishers and your worthy comments are very important for onward discussion and suggestions. Latest discoveries are also part of these guides.  .

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