Vegetarian For Life How to Eat Healthy, Avoid Disease and Love It Every Day
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  • ==== ====Special Limited Time Offer: Buy 1, Get 4 More Freehttp://chafic7338.firstclassrecipes.com==== ====As we grow and change throughout life, so do our nutritional needs. Lets take a quick look at thedifferent stages of life and how to adapt our diets (and those of our children) to best meeteveryones needs.Pregnancy - A vegetarian diet based on nutritious whole foods is a healthful choice for anypregnant woman. Growing a person is a lot of hard work for a womans body with strong generalnutrition needs and several specific needs that require special attention, including folic acid, iron,protein, b12, and zinc.Breastfeeding Moms - The first 30 days after birth is a time of critical adjustments to theenvironment outside the womb. Energy and nutrient needs are high to maintain basal metabolismand support growth. Compared to in-utero growth, the changes of infancy are slow, but they arestill demanding, as body weight increases threefold in the first year of life. This is a period of highnutritional demand during which energy and nutrient requirements per unit of body weight are twoto three times those of adults.Toddlers - The rapid growth and major changes in body composition early in life create highdemands for energy and nutrients. In fact, a toddlers requirements for many nutrients, perkilogram of body weight, are two or more times those of an adult. Obviously, any inadequacy inintake will have measurable and, potentially long-term, effects on the infants health and well€ÂÂÂbeing.Children - In terms of nutritional needs, children are not simply small adults. Every stage of growthis thought to be influenced by nutrition. After toddlerhood, a relatively slower but steady rate ofgrowth and development prevails through childhood. The amounts of nutrients children require tosustain normal growth and development often exceed those required by adults. For example,children need 50% more total calcium than adults to promote adequate bone formation. Thedietary intake needed by a 10â€ÂÂÂyear-old child to establish adequate body stores ofiron are as great as those of an adult male.Teenagers - Except for the first 2 years of life, there is no time when growth and development areas rapid as during the early teens. Puberty begins at different times for girls (8 to 13 years) thanfor boys (9.5 to 13.5 years) and at widely differing times among individuals. As a general rule,when you notice your teenager putting on a big growth spurt, offer a big selection of nutrient-densefoods. You can offer additional support by substituting whole-wheat bread for white, raw sugar forthe over processed stuff, and using more fresh produce. If you have a particularly Skinny Minnie,caloric density can be improved by emphasizing cereals, nut butters, and legumes.Adults - Growth and development gradually decline as the individual moves into early adulthood.
  • Some growth, such as that of bone, extends well into the third decade. The nutrient needs ofadults vary widely depending on the size and activity level of the individual. As a general rule,follow your appetite and energy level to gauge whether your nutritional needs are being met.When in doubt, add more fresh fruits and vegetables.Elders - To meet their energy and nutrient needs, aging adults need to consume a balanced,nutrient-dense diet containing a variety of foods of moderate to low fat content. As we get older,digestion becomes less efficient, partly due to the reduction in enzymes that help break downfoods and partly because of reduced kidney function, which can interfere with the excretion ofnutrients.Learn Vegetarian For Life - How to Eat Healthy, Avoid Disease and Love It Every Day by visitinghttp://www.vegieforlife.comhttp://www.vegieforlife.comArticle Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Lee_Xiao==== ====Special Limited Time Offer: Buy 1, Get 4 More Freehttp://chafic7338.firstclassrecipes.com==== ====