Twitter
YouTube
Facebook
ClickBank1
ClickBank1

Posts Tagged ‘healthy food’


What You Need to Know about Healthy & Safe Food Preparation

INTRODUCTION If you’ve always wanted to get in trouble with the law but don’t have the nerve for attempted robbery, the quickest way to get slapped with some criminal charges is to manage a restaurant without knowing anything about properly preparing safe, edible food. Over the last few years, the restaurant industry has become a […]

Read More...

What is Nutrition?

In a nutshell it is the study of the organic process by which an organism assimilates and uses food and liquids for normal functioning, growth and maintenance and to maintain the balance between health and disease. Also included is the idea of an optimal balance of nutrients and whole foods, to enable the optimal performance […]

Read More...

History and Recent Developments in Nutrition

This new science has rapidly expanded. Vitamins were first written about in 1912, by Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins, who was knighted and received the Nobel Prize in 1929 for his achievements. In the 20th century, after clarification of the nature and role of proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, it was thought that we had adequate […]

Read More...

Nutrition and Health

In the 18th Century, many sailors on long journeys died from scurvy; indeed, some naval ships lost more men through illness than through enemy action. The cause of this was not understood, until it was discovered that adding fresh limes to the ship’s supply of preserved food seemed to boost the sailor’s resistance to the […]

Read More...

Nutrition and Longevity

Lifespan is somehow related to the amount of food energy consumed: this was first systematically investigated in the seminal study by Weidruch et al (1986). A simplistic pursuit of this principle of caloric restriction followed, involving research into longevity of those who simply reduced their food energy intake. Perhaps not surprisingly, people found that cutting […]

Read More...

Lifestyle and Nutritional Needs

Adequate nutrition contributes to three outcomes which are necessary for the organism’s normal functioning. These are: Adequate energy levels Maintaining proper body structures and processes, e.g. muscle function, immune protection, bone density and strength Repair and development of all of the organism’s systems. In the case of humans, ‘normal functioning’ is affected by a range […]

Read More...

A Holistic Approach to Nutrition

There are many more nutrients than we know about in food, and the overall process of ingestion and utilization of nutrients is still poorly understood. Good nutrition is also part of, and depends on, such matters as healthy lifestyle, food policy, and public health. Such factors as longevity do not necessarily correlate to the developed […]

Read More...

Healthy Eating Pyramid

The healthy eating pyramid is a nutrition guide developed by the  Harvard School of Public Health, suggesting how much of each food category one should eat each day. The healthy eating pyramid is intended to provide a better eating guide than the widespread food guide pyramid created by the USDA. The new pyramid aims to […]

Read More...

Food Guide Pyramid

The food guide pyramid, informally known as the  food pyramid, is a nutrition guide created by the USDA. Released in 1992, it suggests how much of each food category one should eat each day. The food guide pyramid replaces the four food groups. In general terms the food guide pyramid recommends the following intake of […]

Read More...

Food Processing

Food can be made safer and more palatable through processing. Food processing therefore has a valuable role in contributing to good nutrition. However, some nutritionists advise caution. Food processing is sometimes seen as adversely affecting people’s health: polished rice was identified as a cause of beri-beri, when people realized that removing the skin of the […]

Read More...