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What is the daily recommended intake? The recommended daily intake of fibre for women is 20g and 30g for men. This can easily be achieved by eating wholegrain cereal products along with fruits and vegetables. What food is it found in? Fibre is found in most ingestable plants, cereals, grains, fruits and vegetables. The best way to get more fibre into your diet is to try and eat whole fruit instead of juice, try eating more beans, and look for foods that contain whole grains. Fibre plays a big part in our overall health. Fibre helps cleanse our intestines and keeps out digestive track healthy. Fibre also plays a part in weight control by giving a person the sense of feeling fuller for longer. There have been studies that indicate that having a high fibre diet can help lower cholesterol and by doing so, lowers the risk of heart disease. What is Fibre? Fibre is a carbohydrate which is found in indigestible parts of plants, cereals, fruits and vegetables. They pass relatively untouched through our digestive system to keep it healthy. Nutrition Negative effects of excessive consumption? There are some negative effects if someone eats too much fibre. Some people can experience wind and abdominal pain associated with increasing their fibre intake beyond recommended levels, also there have been instances where too much fibre in the system can inhibit vitamin and mineral absorption, leading to deficiencies in the body. The best way to increase fibre intake, is to slowly introduce more over time as to avoid these unpleasant side effects from occurring. What foods it’s found in? Vitamins are found in living plants and animals, minerals are found in the earth and water and then are absorbed by plants. Another way of ingesting minerals is by drinking mineral rich water which can be found in various places around the world. It is pumped up from wells deep underground and it has many different health benefits. Hepburn springs is a famous town known for its mineral rich water. Thousands of tourists go there to "take the waters" for health benefits. Good nutrition is important for everyone, it plays a vital role in the body's development and it keeps us from developing health threatening diseases. The following pyramid outlines 5 vital nutrients that your body needs for optimal health and well being. Super Foods Protein Fats Fibre Vitamins and Minerals Benefits to your overall health? Daily recommended intake? Benefits to your overall health? Negative effects of excessive consumption? What are Vitamins and Minerals? Vitamins are an organic substance usually make by plants or animals, and minerals are compounds that are found in the earth and water which are absorbed by plants. When we ingest these plants or animals, the vitamins and minerals are released into our system helping our body grow and develop properly, and help us fight disease. There is a daily recommended intake for all vitamins and minerals. There are some vitamins and minerals that become toxic to a persons system if their dosage is too high. The following table outlines the appropriate dosage for an adult who is over 19 years of age and isn't pregnant or breastfeeding. Conclusion References What is a super food? Super foods are nutrient based foods that contain high levels of phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are the natural colour occurring elements that are found in most fruits and vegetables, giving them a vibrant appeal. Super foods have always existed in regular diets, only we have just come to realise and understand the importance of these valued foods. Where can super foods be found? Super foods can be found in any bright coloured fruits, vegetables, proteins or grains. Oranges, spinach, goji berries, eggs and purple carrots are just to name a few in the ever growing list of super foods. What is the recommended daily intake of super foods? Because super foods are part of almost everyone’s daily diet, the recommended daily intake is based around 2 serves of fruit and 3 serves of vegetables to ensure we get those much needed vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to build up our resistance to diseases and colds. What are the overall benefits to your health? Because super foods contain high levels of nutrients, this helps to prevent the risk of heart disease, cancer and high cholesterol levels. Taken in the right consumption, it can also help with weight loss if desired. What are the negative effects of excessive consumption? Much like any diet, over consumption of super foods can have adverse effects to the goal you are trying to achieve. For example, if you are trying to lose weight by eating more fruits and vegetables listed as super foods, too much of any one vegetable like avocado, or excess broccoli, can add to weight gain and possible health problems depending on the food. Vitamins and minerals have a range of benefits to your overall health and well being. They are needed for overall maintenance of your body, they play a part in healthy organ functions, energy levels and the development of new blood cells. Synthetic versions of vitamins and minerals can help boost someones immune system and stand alone supplements like iron, can help someone who suffers from the iron deficiency anemia. Even though it seems like having an excess of vitamins and minerals is a good thing, the reality is that they can become toxic in your system.
Large doses of vitamin A can cause birth defects as well as liver, nervous system, bone and skin disorders and Iron can become toxic in the system if there is too much, leading to gastrointestinal upsets even comas or death.
When it comes to vitamins and minerals, it is better to consult a professional and abide by the recommended daily intake. http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Fibre_in_food
http://www.dietaryspecials.co.uk/coeliac-disease/important-nutrients/fibre/ Fibre Vitamins and minerals http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/vitamins_and_mineral_supplements?open
http://www.eufic.org/article/en/nutrition/food-labelling-claims/artid/Making_sense_of_Guideline_Daily_Amounts/ What is protein? What food is it found in? What is the daily recommended intake? What are the benefits to your overall health? Negative effects of excessive consumption? All foods made from meat, poultry,
seafood, beans and peas, eggs,
processed soy products, nuts, and seeds
are considered part of the Protein Foods
Group. The amount of food from the Protein Foods
Group you need to eat depends on age, sex, and level of physical activity. The chart below indicates a recommended daily amount of protein, dependent on gender and age. There are many health benefits of protein. Eating
enough protein is essential to maintain a healthy
body. If the body sustains an injury, such as a cut, protein helps with tissue repair. Along with carbohydrates, protein provides energy for the body which helps keep us from becoming fatigued.
Another one of the benefits of protein is helping the body fight off illness and disease and keeping the immune system functioning properly. Excessive protein in your diet can increase the risk of Osteoporosis and put strain on your kidneys. Excess protein in diets has been linked to the development of some cancers.
An excessive consumption of protein can cause failure of internal organs within the body.
The most concerning is the risk of nutritional deficiency. Protein makes up about half of the human
body's dry weight. Many of the foods we eat
contain protein, particularly flesh foods
(chicken, beef, lamb and fish) and legumes.
Proteins are digested to release amino acids.
In the body, amino acids are used to make
new proteins, converted into hormones such
as adrenalin or may be used as an energy
source. Protein Food pyramids are commonly used to teach individuals how to eat a healthy, balanced diet. There are no mandatory foods required for food pyramids, rather, a variety of choices are highlighted by food groups. Individuals should eat different foods from each food group to ensure they obtain all the nutrients their body needs in ensuring bodies receive the appropriate amount and benefits of each food groups. The information stated in the negative effects of 'excessive consumption' highlights the importance of a varied food diet, full of many foods groups, colours and varieties. Super Foods
http://www.life123.com/health/weight-loss/super-foods-weight-loss/when-super-foods-arent-super.shtml What are fats? In what foods is fat found? What is the recommended daily intake? What are the overall benefits to your health? What are the negative effects of excessive consumption? Fats Fat is a nutrient that supplies the body with much needed energy and it supports other nutrients to help our bodies function properly. There are many different types of fats that can be catagorised as 'good' or 'bad' fats, but as long as they are taken in moderation, they can be beneficial for your body. The three more common fats are saturated, unsaturated and trans fats. Saturated and trans fats taken excessively are the 'bad' fats and unsaturated fats are the 'good' fats for your body. Fats can be found in almost every food. Saturated fats are found in meat and dairy products and processed foods such as pastries and cakes. Polyunsaturated fats on the other hand are very good for your body if taken in moderation and is found in oily fish such as salmon and is also found in grape seed oil. Depending on your age will determine how much fat your body can generate in order for it to function properly and keep you healthy.

Children aged 2 to 3 - total fat limited to 30%-35% of total calorie intake.
Children aged 4 to 18 - total fat limited to 25%-35% of total calorie intake.
Adults aged 19 and older - total fat limited to 20%-35% of total calorie intake. Because fat takes longer to digest, it can make you feel fuller for a longer period of time and reduce the amount of food you eat. Omega -3 fats (found in polyunsaturated fats) help to give you energy and maintain a healthy mental state. Excessive eating of foods containing saturated and trans fats can lead to heart disease and high cholesterol levels. Consuming high levels of polyunsaturated fats can increase the risk of cancer. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/141442.php
http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_diet_fats.htm http://www.helpwithcooking.com/nutrition-information/protein-guide.html
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