Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding your newborn has many advantages. Perhaps most important, breast milk is the perfect food for a human baby’s digestive system. It has the nutrients that a newborn needs, and all of its components — lactose, protein, and fat — are easily digested. Commercial formulas try to imitate breast milk, and come close, but cannot…

The Micronutrients: Vitamins

The Micronutrients are incomplete without the vitamins. Vitamins are organic compounds that are essential in very small amounts for supporting normal physiologic function. We need vitamins in our diets, because our bodies can’t synthesize them quickly enough to meet our daily needs. Vitamins have three characteristics: They’re natural components of foods; usually present in very…

The Micronutrients

In our lecture we learned about macronutrients and micronutrients that are body needs to function well. Micronutrients are what are commonly referred to as “vitamins and minerals.” Micronutrients include such minerals as flouride, selenium, sodium, iodine, copper and zinc. They also include vitamins such as vitamin C, A, D, E and K, as well as…

High Crabs = High Risk

  Carbohydrate nutrients include digestible forms, or sugars and starches, and indigestible fiber. Your digestive system breaks down digestible carbohydrate into glucose, which travels in your blood to reach all your cells. Although glucose is an essential energy source, the amount in your blood and how quickly its level rises after you consume carbohydrates are…

A Healthy Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, eating healthy foods is more important than ever. You need more protein, iron, calcium, and folic acid than you did before pregnancy. It means that the foods you eat are the main source of nutrients for your baby. Sensible, balanced meals will be best for you and your baby.

Nutrition Guide for Toddler

Having difficulties on feeding your toddler with healthy foods may give imbalance nutrients in their bodies. Here are some tips to help you feed your little and adorable kids! Give them freedom to choose their own foods and let them feed themselves           Toddlers are learning to navigate their world, communicate, and…

The Macronutrients: Proteins

Proteins Protein contains 4 calories per gram. Animalia need protein in the diet to grow (mainly children, teens and pregnant women), sustain immune function, repair tissues and create essential hormones and enzymes. The body uses protein as a last resort to fuel itself. Protein is made up of different types of amino acids. There are…

The Macronutrients: Fats

Fats Fats contain the most calories by weight with 9 calories per gram. Fat is necessary in the body to absorb fat-soluble micronutrients like vitamin A, D, E, K and carotenoids. Fat maintains cell membranes and is important to facilitate growth and development. Stored fat helps keep our bodies warm and can provide extra energy…

The Macronutrients: Carbohydrates

  What are Macronutrients? Macronutrients are nutrients that give members of the animal kingdom energy. There are four different types of macronutrients. Three of of them are commonly talked about in nutrition: carbohydrates, fats and proteins. The fourth one is alcohol. Because individuals don’t normally consume alcohol to receive nutrition and isn’t necessary for survival, we’ll…

Going Vegan

Going for a vegetarian diet can be a whole new experience in trying to have a better lifestyle. Being a vegetarian is related to having higher consumption of fiber, folic acid, vitamins C and E, magnesium, unsaturated fat and other phytochemicals. This leads to  having lower cholesterol, being thinner, having lower blood pressure, and reduced…

The Total Green Package

Let’s eat some veggies! In this article we will show you the best nutrient packed and healthiest vegetables ever considered by dieticians and doctors. Now let’s know more about these vegetables and learn new tips on how to cook and prepare it!   1. Beets Not to be outdone by their tops, ruby red beets…

Healthy on the Go

Meal preparations can really be a hassle especially when you have busy or tight schedule. At times, you just want to eat something healthy but just don’t have enough time to make it. Worry not! but, here are some food recipes that you can do within just a couple of minutes and are health at…