Why is nutrition important ?

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1. Because it determent health in future! Relation between diseases and nutrition!

2. Because of the Energy level (Glucose level)

3. Because of the Mood and Vitality (Glucose and Vitamin related)

4. Articles about nutrition.

1. Determent health in future

"The amount and type of food eaten are fundamental determinants of human health." Dr. Hu Ching-Li OMS 1989

"Coronary Heart Disease, Cancer, Hypertension, Diabetes These chronic diseases are, in part, manifestations of nutrient excesses and imbalances in the »affluent« diet, so they are in principle, largely preventable." Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases, WHO, 1990, p. 14.

"A substantial amount of epidemiological and clinical data indicates that a high intake of plant foods and complex carbohydrates is associated with a reduced risk of several chronic diseases, especially coronary heart disease, certain cancers, hypertension, and diabetes." Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases, WHO, 1990, p. 99.

"Nutrition is coming to the fore as a major modifiable determinant of chronic disease, with scientific evidence increasingly supporting the view that alterations in diet have strong effects, both positive and negative, on health throughout life.

Most importantly, dietary adjustments may not only influence present health, but may determine whether or not an individual will develop such diseases as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes much later in life. However, these concepts have not led to a change in policies or in practice. In many developing countries, food policies remain focused only on undernutrition and are not addressing the prevention of chronic disease." Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases, WHO, 2003, page 2.

Why is nutrition important in the protection from many diseases?

Food protects against many diseases! In fact, 6 diseases of the 10 most common are nutrition-related. These diseases are:

• Coronary heart disease;
• Cancer;
• Stroke;
High blood pressure;
• Diabetes;
• Obesity.

2.Energy - Glucose level

If you drink one glass of water with sugar (=soft drinks), immediately goes up the glucose level in the blood, and then it has to be brought down, because if it does not be brought down, you are going to go in a coma.

So body response with enormous insulin release, to resolve the problem.

If you use natural sugars which are bound with fibers, fiber holds on to the sugar and released it slowly through the guts.

3. Mood and Vitality

Hypoglycemia: You are nervous, you are craving, that is the reason why you are obnoxious between the meals.
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Did you know: Glucose is the most important carbohydrate in body metabolism. Blood glucose below normal (80-120 mg/dL.) causes dizziness and weakness. Above normal: confusion and difficulty breathing.

Basic info about Nutrition

What are Nutrients?

• Substances that your body uses for growth, maintenance, and repair of its tissue.

• Think of yourself as a collection of carefully arranged atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, and organs-these move and change, but your outward appearances remain relatively constant.

Six classes of Nutrients

These substances the body uses for growth, maintenance, and repair of its tissues:
1. Carbohydrate
2. Fat
3. Protein
4. Vitamins
5. Minerals
6. Water

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