Nutrition Made Easy
What is Nutrition?
Food and beverages, we consume that allow us to maintain life.
Macro-nutrients: Carbohydrates (glucose), Fats (fatty acids), Proteins (amino acids)
Micro-nutrients: Vitamins and Minerals
Why is Nutrition Important?
Well because we eat food EVERYDAY!
Human life depends upon proper nutrition.
Eating a well-balanced diet is vital for good health and overall well-being.
Food choices should be balanced, moderate, and adequate.
The food we eat give us energy for everyday functions and lifestyle
You are what you EAT!
Improve Cognitive Function
Combat Free Radical
EAT RIGHT, FEEL BETTER!
Be sure to read food labels.
A calorie is a unit of energy. Consuming to low or high amounts of energy can lead to health problems
The average caloric intake is based on a 2,000kcal diet
All three macro-nutrient are important for different bodily functions
Carbohydrates are important to supply blood glucose to the brain and provide 4kcals/per gram
Protein is important for repair and maintenance 4kcals/per gram
Fat is important for insulation of tissue is the body 9 kcals per gram
Individuals have different energy needs
No diet fits all
Physical activity can proved numerous health benefits.
Adults should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity. (According to ACSM standards)
Mindful eating, having awareness of the food we eat and how it affects are body and health.
Grocery shopping, meal prepping, and cooking can help make healthier choices.
Proper hydration is important for all body function. Drink up!
Fruit and Vegetable provide antioxidant benefits and filled Phytochemical
Eat your colors
Add a variety of colors into the diet
Add more fiber into the diet
Increase whole grains
Consume more Omega 3 fatty acids
Choice lean cuts of protein
Choice low fat dairy products
Drink at least 8 cups of water a day
Decrease consumption of saturated and trans fat
Reduce refined sugars