Nutrition (4)

Healthy diet
Nutrition

Healthy diet

Healthy diet contributes a lot to your general heath. What you eat, will define who you become. Here are a few points to note when considering your diet: First, let’s share what healthy-plate content should have; let’s say your plate is round; half of it should consist of vegetables, a quarter should have proteins and the other quarter should have carbohydrates. You should never eat fruits or drink water immediately after your meal; this will delay your digestion process of…
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How much food should a teenager consume?
Nutrition

How much food should a teenager consume?

Puberty happens during the preteen and teenage years. During this time, many people experience a growth spurt. The growth spur is accompanied by an increased appetite because your body needs nutrients to grow. It is still important to provide a balanced diet that matches the needs of a growing body. Typically boys require 2,800 calories everyday while girls only require 2,200 calories. It is important however to note that the amount of activity a teenager is involved in will also…
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Vitamin supplements
Nutrition

Vitamin supplements

Sometimes, we do not get all the nutrients that we need from the food that we consume. In these cases, we may choose ourselves or upon a doctor’s advice to consume supplements of one kind or another. Supplements literally supplement our diet so that we get all that we require for our bodies. A vitamin supplement supplements our diet, but it is not food. You cannot replace consumption of actual food with dietary supplements. There are several different types of…
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Balanced diet
Nutrition

Balanced diet

A balanced diet is an important part of nutrition, because nutrition is not merely consuming food, but consuming food that has all the nutrients that your body requires to grow and function every day. For an adult, a balanced diet contains fruit and vegetables, which should form the largest portion of food consumed by the person, at five portions a day. There should be very limited portions of free sugars, salt, and fat consumed in a daily balanced diet. For…
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