Tomas Bulgheroni, Tadeo Levy And Fabricio
a diagram that represents a healthy diet by placing food groups in a
pyramid according to the number of servings from each group to be
eaten every day.
What do we consider Healthy?
Foods considered "healthy" may be natural foods, organic foods, whole
foods, and sometimes vegetarian or dietary supplements, the
components of the healthy food have to be balanced, some of them are:
They have to be balanced for it to be a healthy nutrition.
For a healthy diet, limit the amount of added sugar that you eat and
choose whole grains over refined grains.Carbohydrates are one of the
main types of nutrients. They are the most important source of energy for
your body. Your digestive system changes carbohydrates into glucose
(blood sugar). Your body uses this sugar for energy for your cells,
tissues and organs. It stores any extra sugar in your liver and muscles for
when it is needed.
Protein is required for healthy muscles, skin and hair. In addition, it
contributes to normal chemical reactions within your body. Complete
sources of protein, primarily meats, contain the nine amino acids
essential for human health. If you do not eat meat, combining incomplete
proteins -- such as rice and beans -- provides your body with the nine
essential amino acids. Average adults need 50 grams of protein daily.
Despite the belief that fats are bad for you, they are required for general
health. Fats help your body synthesize fat-soluble vitamins, such as
vitamin fats include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Nuts,
olives and avocados are sources of monounsaturated fats. Fish and
seafood are primary sources of polyunsaturated fats. In addition,
vegetable oils, such as canola, contain both monounsaturated and
polyunsaturated fats. Certain types of fats are bad for your health,
however, such as trans-fat and saturated fat, both of which increase
your risk of heart disease.
Many vitamins are essential for health and thus considered primary
components of nutrition. Essential vitamins include vitamins A, B
complex, C, D, E, K and folate. A vitamin deficiency can cause
osteoporosis, scurvy, a weakened immune system, premature aging and
even certain cancers. Consuming too much of a vitamin can also result in
serious toxicity, such as vitamin B-6 or vitamin A.
Minerals are essential nutrients that are needed in small
amounts to keep you healthy. Minerals do not give you energy
or calories, but can help with other functions in your body.
Your body does not make minerals. To meet your daily needs,
minerals must be obtained through your diet.
The human body is composed of 60 percent water and your brain is
composed of 70 percent water. Water is necessary to maintain proper
bodily function. Most individuals should aim for eight to ten 8-ounce
glasses of water daily. It is possible to overdose on water, and in
severe cases, a water overdose can be fatal.
Effects of Fast food
If you eat fast food regularly, the effects on your health can be disastrous.
Studies have shown that people who eat fast food more than twice a week
drastically increase their chances of developing diabetes, cardiovascular
disease, and a host of other chronic problems.
Effects of candy
Most people like to indulge in a candy bar now and then, but doing so
regularly has negative effects on your health. Candy is high in sugar and
many types also contain unhealthy amounts of fat and calories. Sweets
often contain no nutrients, making them empty calories that contribute to
Soda is one of the most consumed beverages in the world second only to water. The
world drink 57 gallons of soda per person every year, as if it wasn’t full of sugary
calories. But what’s happening inside the bodies of soda consumers with each sip?
As soon as soda's swallowed, the pancreas is notified and rapidly begins to create
insulin in response to the sugar. Insulin is a hormone the body uses to move sugar from
food or drink into the bloodstream, where cells are then able to use sugar for energy.
Within just 20 minutes, blood sugar levels spike and the liver responds to the insulin by
turning sugar into fat for storage.
Negative effects of chocolate
The health effects of chocolate refer to the possible beneficial or
detrimental physiological effects of eating chocolate. Unconstrained
consumption of large quantities of any energy-rich food, such as
chocolate, without a corresponding increase in activity, increases the risk