Nutrition and health by Gerald Wiseman

By Gerald Wiseman

Content material: power -- weight problems and weight keep watch over -- being pregnant and lactation -- Infancy (0-1 yr of age) -- kids (1-6 years) -- children (10-20 years) -- ageing -- disorder -- Anorexia nervosa and bulimia -- Vegetarianism and veganism -- nutrition choice -- find out how to interpret nutrition labels -- meals ingredients -- nutrients hypersensitive reaction and meals intolerance -- foodstuff toxicity -- averting food-borne sickness -- workout -- Protein -- Carbohydrate -- fats -- Alcohol -- Water -- nutritional fibre -- drinks -- ldl cholesterol -- supplements: common -- diet A -- diet B[subscript 1] -- diet B[subscript 2] -- diet B[subscript 6] -- diet B[subscript 12] -- nutrition C -- nutrition D -- nutrition E -- diet ok -- Folate -- Niacin -- Pantothenic acid and biotin -- Calcium, osteoporosis and phosphate -- Iron -- Sodium, potassium and chloride -- Iodine -- Fluoride -- Selenium -- Zinc -- Copper, molybdenum -- Magnesium -- Aluminium, cadmium, cobalt, germanium, manganese, nickel, silicon, strontium, sulphur and tin

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If the mother does succeed, the child is likely to become overweight as the extra food is not needed for the rate of growth at that time. For a child in good health its appetite is the best guide to how much food it needs. The variation in food intake during the second year of life is large: big, very active twoyear olds may consume as much as 2000 kcal per day, while small less active ones Children’s appetites vary greatly. may take only 1000 kcal per day. Vegetarian diets Many young children are not keen on eating meat, poultry or fish, or only in small amounts.

Such a diet is a healthy one at any age. Carbohydrate The metabolism of carbohydrate may become less efficient with advancing Dental health is very important for years and it is preferable to eat the daily good nutrition in the elderly. carbohydrate intake in several small meals rather than in three larger ones. Doing this reduces the need for insulin and lowers the blood cholesterol level. Frequent meals, however, especially if rich in carbohydrate, are likely to cause damage to the teeth unless they are kept very clean.

If bottled water has to be used it too should be boiled and cooled. Because bottled waters may contain too much dissolved salts to be suitable for infants they are usually best avoided. Fruit juices, useful sources of vitamin C, usually contain much acid and sugar and need to be diluted before use and fed from a cup and not from a bottle. If teeth have erupted, to avoid damage to them by acid and sugar, juice should be given only at meal times and never at bed time. When given with a meal vitamin C in the juice aids the absorption of iron into the blood.

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