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Nutrition Presentation - Women

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Sofia Garcia

on 23 August 2013

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Transcript of Nutrition Presentation - Women

The best nutrition for you!
WHY IS GOOD NUTRITION IMPORTANT?
Good nutrition throughout our life is important

It can help us have better energy, moods and quality of life

Additionally it can help prevent diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease
CONCERNS FOR WOMEN 50+
Women's risk of developing certain types of diseases increase with age:

Heart disease
Cancer
Osteoporosis
Breast cancer
Depression
Autoimmune diseases

CHALLENGES
Also..

Cooking for one
Transportation
Limited income
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
Carbohydrates - grain products, starchy vegetables, beans, fruit

Protein - found in animal products (meat, dairy and eggs), legumes, soy beans/tofu

Fats - help with absorption of some nutrients. Consume mainly polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.

Stay hydrated!!!
IMPORTANT MINERALS
Calcium and Magnesium- strong bones, decrease blood pressure, metabolic processes, cardiovascular health and diabetes

Potassium - muscle contractions and nerve communications, helps with fluid balance
IMPORTANT VITAMINS
DECREASING NEED FOR..
Iron - postmenopausal women have a reduced need, risk of hemochromatosis
ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTATION
Omega 3 - Reduction in heart disease risk and arthritis related to effects on inflammation, reduction in triglycerides, and memory loss
QUESTIONS?!
Sofia F. Garcia Degreed Nutritionist

Well Being Center Volunteer
THANK YOU!
Vitamin B2 - helps cells produce more energy, also helps with vision and skin

Vitamin B6 - boosts immune system and the regulation of blood sugar, reduces risk of heart disease

Vitamin B12 - important for nerve and brain development

Folic/folate - reduce homocysteine in blood, and protective against cancers

Choline - protective against memory loss

Vitamin C - antioxidant, protective against cancers, production of white blood cells to strengthen immune

Vitamin D - strong bones, protective against cancer

Vitamin E - antioxidant, reduces LDL

Vitamin K - helps with blood clotting, bone metabolism
Selenium - protective against
cancers and immune system booster

Chromium - regulate blood sugar, reduced cholesterol and triglycerides

Zinc - wound healing, metabolism, DNA production
Calories - due to increases in body fat and a reduction in LBM, 1600-1800 calories
Sodium - high blood pressure risk
Fiber - soluble helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar and insoluble promotes healthy bowel movement
Glucosamine sulfate combined with chondroitin sulfate, alleviates arthritis symptoms by rebuilding and preventing breakdown of collagen

GLA helpful for arthritis

Prebiotics and probiotics together these help fight infection, diarrhea, and allergies

Red yeast rice - cholesterol lowering, so effective, FDA tried to ban it as a medication
Melatonin - Aids in regulating sleep patterns
Coenzyme Q-10 - heart protective, reduces injury to heart, all other claims are unproven
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