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Healthy food

  1. 1. Healthy Food Tomas Bulgheroni, Tadeo Levy And Fabricio Fuentes Y7B
  2. 2. Food Pyramid 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.
  3. 3. 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: -Protein -Carbohydrates -Fats -Vitamins -Minerals -Water They have to be balanced for it to be a healthy nutrition.
  4. 4. CARBOHYDRATES 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.
  5. 5. 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. Protein
  6. 6. Vitamins 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.
  7. 7. Vitamins 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.
  8. 8. Minerals 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.
  9. 9. Water 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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 health problems.
  12. 12. Sodas 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.
  13. 13. 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 of obesity.