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The best food choices for your plates So healthy food for you might be different day by day, age by age, and might even be from other members of your family. Of course we cannot provide the best special offer for you, but fortunately we can give you suggestions on how to select the best food for your plate.
You might think sometimes, what's the best food for your plate, when you see different diets, different guidelines, especially if some diets make you starve.
There are always food guidelines that might suggest you harmful foods like low sugar foods which are tricky and bring you up the opposite results. When you want to choose your meal, you must know your body needs, your activity levels, your body style and size, then find the best choice for that day for yourself. If you're sick, suffering from a disease, of course the best food for you can't as same as other days. ...more
Harmful foods such as artificial oils, candies, sugar products and other, must be taken in as less as possible. You'd better always choose natural sugars, natural oils, and other natural foods. Artificial foods, produced in factories, may put you at risk of health conditions, such as cancer.
For each food, even healthy ones like vegetables, fruits, nuts and so on, there is a boundary to limit and if exceeds, can cause discomfort or illness. You must try to recover your body needs while avoiding the extra intake of food that can pile up fat in your body and you hardly can get rid of it later on.
Also you must consider the digestion process. Digestion is the most important part of the energy providing system, and if ignored, it can interfere with the overall function of the body. The correct definition of healthy food is not just filling your stomach with energy providing foods. Healthy foods are those that help and support your body entirely and in every stage of the digestion process.
So healthy food for you might be different day by day, age by age, and might even be from other members of your family. Of course we cannot provide the best special offer for you, but fortunately we can give you suggestions on how to select the best food for your plate.
Nutrition is important whereas we provide our body immediate or stored energy by food. How much food or in a better word nutrition we need to take in daily, is up to the energy we need. The amount of energy that we need, depends on our body size, daily activity levels, age, and other factors that affects on number of calories that we need. Of course our activity level might be different day to day and so is the same our needed nutrition. ...more
Choose your plates deliberately in each meal to take proper amount of nutrition that can recover your different needs and by this way maintain healthy and fit because extra nutrition can build up fat in your body and put you at risk of serious disease. What we call obesity, can affect on your body style and appearance besides our health. Our body style is important for being healthy, also it can affect on our social life and interaction with the others. It is for sure an anti-social appearance if someone is known with his bloated fatty belly!
There is a motto that you may have heard of it:
"Why don't you think of something you dump into your mind while you think of the things that you dump into your stomach?" And what funny if you are coming from a group of people who neither care about their stomach nor head! God bless you!
What is calorie?
A calorie is the amount of energy we need to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water to 1° Celsius.
How much calories do you need to consume daily?
If you take in more energy than you need regularly, of course you'll gain weight. If you take less energy than your needs, you'll lose weight, even muscle mass.
According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, women are likely to need between 1,600 and 2,400 calories a day, and men from 2,000 to 3,000. However, this depends on their age, size, height, lifestyle, overall health, and activity level.
The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend a calorie intake that ranges from 1,000 calories a day for an infant of 2 years to 3,200 for an active male aged 16 to 18 years.
As people get older, their metabolic rate slows down.
From age 19 to 25 years, the recommended intake energy for women is 2,000 calories a day, but after 51 years, this falls to 1,600 and 2,500 calories for men.
20% of this intake energy is normally consumed in brain metabolism.
You may take the same calories you need from different food but still the facts of healthy or unhealthy foods can guide you through to choose the healthier one whereas the definition of healthy food can't be derived just from filling the needed calories. 400-Calories taken from fruits and vegetables has more health benefits than 400-calories of small sweet snack or artificial juice.
How to calculate the number of calories that you need to take every day?
According to Medical News Today:
BMR is the number of calories a person burns by simply existing. BMR varies based on age, sex, size, and genetics. To calculate BMR, a person uses inches for height, pounds for weight, and years for age in the following formulas:
- For men: 66 + (6.2 x weight) + (12.7 x height) - (6.76 x age)
- For women: 655.1 + (4.35 x weight) + (4.7 x height) - (4.7 x age)
The results of the BMR calculation are then used to multiply against the average daily activity of the person. Points are awarded based on how active a person is.
Points for activity levels are as follows:
- 1.2 points for a person who does little to no exercise
- 1.37 points for a slightly active person who does light exercise 1–3 days a week
- 1.55 points for a moderately active person who performs moderate exercise 3–5 days a week
- 1.725 points for a very active person who exercises hard 6–7 days a week
- 1.9 points for an extra active person who either has a physically demanding job or has a particularly challenging exercise routine.
How what we eat is so important?
The amount of nutrients you need daily is limited to a range, based on your conditions. You shouldn't take more or less than your needs otherwise you might find yourself in an unhealthy condition or in medical clinics, where you never like to be unless you work in one of these units. ...more
Ok, we'll explain how much calories you need to take in every day, and how to blend your food choices later but let's talk about the importance of nutrition in this article and remind of a few diseases that may be a result of malnutrition in our daily life at first.
Nutritional disease, has known as any medical condition or illness caused by excessive or deficiency of ingested nutrients that must provide enough energy for body. These condition may refer to obesity, eating disorders, chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cancer, and diabetes or many other disease specially metabolic disorders. Nutrition disease might be rooted by hereditary disease, interaction of foods with drugs or food allergies.
Nutritional diseases can be prevented or treated by proper diet, some nutrition medicine supplies or appetite control medications, and change of lifestyle which can affect on daily nutrition consumption and balancing.
Nutrition deficiency- or under-nutrition is called to the condition of insufficient amount of nutrients for a body that can't provide enough energy for that human's needs. Human body needs enough energy for both voluntary and involuntary activities to stay alive and healthy to function and develop properly.
Nutrition-needs elevate along with the person's activity level.
Under-nutrition condition may lead to weight loss, muscle atrophy, chronic diseases, a drop in infant growth trend, loss of brain development and mind function specially in children or many other disease and conditions such as Rickets in children.
Whereas nutrition is necessary for human growth and development, nutrition must be considered vital for pregnant women. Fetus build up and development depends on enough nutrition and lack of it during pregnancy might end up with incomplete formation and a handicap child.
While most of us are trying to save ourselves from over-eating and to obtain physical fitness by losing fat, trying diets and exercise, some people including children are suffering from nutrition deficiency somewhere in the world at the moment.
Nutrition is one the most important factors for human growth, development and well being. Many disease even obesity, itself, might be caused by poverty, malnutrition or poor access to knowledge, information or enough medical and health supports.
Malnutrition refers to taking improper type or amount of food that may cause serious body malfunction or disorder if it's been followed for long time.
Nutritional disease might be a result of malnutrition, persist vomiting, impaired digestion, loss of appetite, some disease such as nervous system or hormone disorders, pituitary disorders, cancers or many other reasons.
In this page we focus on nutrition related matters and try to find better choices for our daily plates to maintain healthy.