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  • Fats also known as LIPIDS. For eg. Proteins, vitamins and minerals need to be broken down first.
  • The zucchini or courgette is a summer squash which often grows to nearly a meter in length, but which is usually harvested at half that size or less. It is a hybrid of thecucumber. Along with certain other squashes, it belongs to the species Cucurbitapepo. Zucchini can be dark or light green. A related hybrid, the golden zucchini, is a deep yellow or orange color.[1]In a culinary context, the zucchini is treated as a vegetable, which means it is usually cooked and presented as a savory dish or accompaniment. Botanically, however, the zucchini is an immature fruit, being the swollen ovary of the zucchini flower.
  • You are what you eat!!
  • Healthy lifestyle choices and more

    1. 1. YOUR IS HEALTH IS YOUR GREATEST WEALTHMaking healthy lifestyle choices & moreby Orlanda Sebro
    2. 2. Basic Nutrient Groups • What’s your intake?
    3. 3. Being Proportionate
    4. 4. Important Nutrients• There is no right or wrong way to gaining the most of your basic nutrients. Energy is just one of the many elements that the human body needs. Two basic nutrients that provides such is fats and carbohydrates. There are other nutrients that help achieve this however, conversion must occur when nutrients are in excess.
    5. 5. WHO IS THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL?The Most Critical Nutrient! – Functions in transport, chemical reactions, temperature maintenance, lubrication, etc. – Water deprivation ---> dehydration ---> electrolyte imbalance ---> death. – Requirements vary from one species to another. For example, the desert rat requires very little, while the dairy cow may require 25-29 gallons/day. – Management problems leading to lack of water
    6. 6. Finding EquilibriumNutrient BalanceCarefully planned nutrition must provide an energy balance and a nutrientbalance.The nutrients are:Proteins - essential to growth and repair of muscle and other body tissuesFats - one source of energy and important in relation to fat soluble vitaminsCarbohydrates - our main source of energyMinerals - those inorganic elements occurring in the body and which arecritical to its normal functionsVitamins - water and fat soluble vitamins play important roles in manychemical processes in the bodyWater - essential to normal body function - as a vehicle for carrying othernutrients and because 60% of the human body is waterRoughage - the fibrous indigestible portion of our diet essential to health ofthe digestive system
    7. 7. • For instance, a kernel of corn contains all six basic nutrients. FRUITS AND VEGETABLES CONTAIN THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS OF WATER!AIM FOR A ―RAINBOW DIET‖.• ie. A diet rich in colourful foods. Also look at fibre for roughage hence proper digestion and excretion of excess as well as ANTIOXIDANTS to get rid of ―free radicals‖ in the body all due to toxins in our environments.
    8. 8. TYPES OF VEGETARIANSMany people give up eating flesh on moral or compassionate grounds, whilst others become vegetarian to improve their health and well-being. Vegetarian food is extremely healthy and provides all the important vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and fats for a nutritious, well-balanced diet. WHAT IS A VEGETARIAN? There are different kinds of vegetarians:-• 1. LACTO VEGETARIANS They eat no flesh of any kind. Their diet consists of fruit and vegetables and dairy products(vegetarian cheese only)• 2. LACTO-OVO-VEGETARIANS They eat the same as the lacto vegetarians but also include eggs in their diet.• 3. VEGANS They eat only plant food. They eat no flesh, no eggs and no dairy products. Some will eat honey but not others.• 4. FRUITARIANS They eat only fruits, nuts and seeds.(This includes the fruit of vegetables such as tomatoes and courgettes. However they never eat the roots of plants such as carrots and potatoes) HOW HEALTHY IS A VEGETARIAN DIET? All the research appears to confirm that if a well-balanced vegetarian diet is followed you will be eating healthily. 1. Its usually lower in saturated fats(found mainly in meat and dairy products) 2. Its high in complex carbohydrates which provide bulk for the diet. These are the unrefined or low-refined starchy food that should form the majority of the average vegetarian diet—bread,rice,other grains, pasta, potatoes, cereals, dried beans, peas, lentils, fruit and vegetables. There are many alternatives to obtain the protein found in flesh, such as nuts, seeds, legumes(beans and pulses) and some whole grains. These foods also contain fibre which helps the body stay healthy. The four main food groups 1. Beans, nuts and seeds. 2. Grains. 3. Dairy produce. 4. Fruit and vegetables. If something from each group is included in the daily diet, you will be sure of getting the nutrients you need for a healthy diet.
    9. 9. The Role of Nutrition & Good Health in the Human BodyNutrition is the study of how the human body utilizes the food it consumes.Knowing about nutrition will help you develop food habits that will support good health throughout adulthood.It is wise to develop good nutrition & good eating habits whilst you are young because healthy eating can stabilize your energy, sharpen your mind, even out your moods and give you a great foundation for prolonged health and longevity. And of course wealth!
    10. 10. Eating Disorders• Anorexia Nervosa-The term anorexia is Greek which means ―lack of appetite.‖ Anorexia is an eating disorder determined by low body weight and body image distortion. It is an obsessive fear of gaining weight...• Bulimia Nervosa-Bulimia nervosa is a type of eating disorder. It is often called just bulimia. A person with bulimia eats a lot of food in a short amount of time...• Binge Eating-A binge eating disorder is characterized primarily by periods of uncontrolled, impulsive, or continuous eating beyond the point of feeling comfortably full...
    11. 11. • Anorexia Athletica-Anorexia athletica is when a person no longer enjoys exercise, but feels obligated to do so...• Over Exercise-Over exercise, or compulsive exercising is a problem when the person is scheduling life around exercise just like people with eating disorders schedule their lives around eating or not eating...• Over Eating-Compulsive over eating is the excessive consumption of food (bingeing), often thousands of calories at a time...
    12. 12. • Night Eating-Night eating syndrome is characterized by a lack of appetite in the morning and overeating at night with agitation and insomnia...• Orthorexia-Orthorexia nervosa is one of a little-known group of eating disorders. Orthorexia nervosa refers to a fixation on eating proper food...• EDNOS - Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified-If a person is struggling with eating disorder thoughts, feelings or behaviors, but does not have all the symptoms of anorexia or bulimia, that person may be diagnosed with eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS)...
    13. 13. ―…since what we aimfor is not visible butinvisible . Visible thingsare transitory , butinvisible things areeternal‖ [2 Corinthians 4:18-NJB] Thank you for your attention!