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Carbohydrates - used for the production of energy and to keep warm.
Carbohydrates are grouped into two categories, simple and complex, referring to the speed at which they are broken down into glucose (the main source of fuel for the body). Simple carbohydrates have a high score on the glycaemic index (GI), while complex ones generally score much lower. For example, cornflakes score around 80 on the GI, while porridge comes in at just 49.
Simple carbohydrates are broken down very rapidly and include the sweet, processed foods that children seem to like, including processed cereals, sweets and juices.
Complex carbohydrates are the whole foods that are obviously less sweet - these include cereals, breads, pulses, rice and other grains, fruits and vegetables.
Carbohydrates should make up around 60 per cent of child's daily food intake, and should be combined with other food groups for an ideal balance.
Best carbohydrates for children
Fruit, vegetables, wholemeal flour, bread, biscuits and crackers, brown and wild rice, wholegrain unsweetened breakfast cereals and muesli, buckwheat.
These are the bricks and mortar of the body, required for the development of bones, teeth, nails, muscles, brain and nervous system.
Proteins contain amino acids, of which eight are considered essential and must come from food. The body creates the remaining 14 from the eight food-sourced amino acids (there are 22 in total). Protein is slow to be broken down by the digestive system, and thus slows down the conversion of the other foods with which it is eaten, so combines perfectly with carbohydrates.
Children need protein daily, but should not eat too much (no more than 25 per cent of any meal or snack) because it can create acidity in the body, which weakens bones and puts pressure on the kidneys.
Animal sources of protein are known as complete proteins because they contain all of the eight essential amino acids, whereas vegetable sources are often incomplete.
Best proteins for children
Milk, cheese, eggs, plain yogurt, meat, fish, poultry, pulses, soy and tofu, quinoa, millet and oats. Nuts contain protein but care should be taken when giving nuts, especially peanuts, to very young children.
Essential fats are required in all stages of life, and for children these include optimum brain development, nerve communication and hormone transportation. Children need fat, so low-fat versions of foods are not the best choice. They are often bulked up with additives and sugars and don't promote a feeling of satisfaction after eating.
Essential fats are so called because they must come from food and are used to create the type of fat that the body can use. Processed fats, which include trans and saturated fats, are of negligible value to children, and are found in processed foods and treats. Avoid anything with hydrogenated or even partially hydrogenated fats in it, which are widely used in the food industry. These contribute to cardiovascular disease, obesity and potentially slow development, and can hinder absorption of essential fats.
Omega-3 Salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel, linseed, pumpkin and sesame seeds, walnuts (see note on nuts, above).
Omega-6 Almonds, pine nuts , avocado, corn, sunflower seeds.
- Get Proper Sleep
- Indulge In Regular Exercise And Sports
- Practise Yoga
- Maintain Correct Posture
- Have A Balanced Diet
- Avoid Growth Stunting Factors like alcohol, caffeine, drugs etc.
- Develop A Strong Immune System
- Ask For Medical Aid, in case of abnormally less growth.
- Build Confidence
Keep yourself active for healthy bones
Regularly incorporating weight-bearing activities like jogging, walking, climbing the stairs, dancing, hiking, and playing volleyball or tennis for 20-30 minutes, 3-4 times a week is good for your bones, and also promotes overall physical and mental health.
Eat calcium-rich foods
In addition to dairy products, choose fish with bones such as salmon, sardines or whitebait. For additional benefits, serve them with a side of dark leafy green vegetables or broccoli. Almonds, dried figs, fortified tofu and soy milk are also calcium-rich choices,
Make other changes to your diet
A recent study showed that a Mediterranean diet may play a role in protecting bone density. Mediterranean diets include high consumption of olives, olive oil, vegetables, fruit, legumes, moderate consumption of dairy and fish, and a low consumption of meat and meat products.
Avoid excessive alcohol use
While it isn't exactly understood how alcohol affects bone, studies have shown that people who consume more than 3 ounces of alcohol (roughly 6 drinks) each day increase the likelihood of having more bone loss than those people with minimal alcohol intake.
Smoking also increases the risk of osteoporosis, specifically by reducing blood flow to the bones, slowing the production of bone-forming cells and impairing calcium absorption.
Osteoporosis and low bone mass are currently estimated to be a major public health threat. Adequate nutrition plays a major role in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis; the micronutrients of greatest importance are calcium and vitamin D. Calcium has been shown to have beneficial effects on bone mass at all ages, although the results are not always consistent. Higher doses than the current US recommendation (600 IU) of vitamin D in the elderly (age > or = 65 y) may actually be required for optimal bone health (800-1000 IU/d). The elderly can clearly benefit from increased vitamin D intakes; however, the potential importance of vitamin D in peak bone mass is just being investigated. Vitamin D has been related to falls, with supplementation reducing the number of falls. There are clear fracture benefits demonstrated in randomized clinical trials of calcium and vitamin D supplementation. The other micronutrient needs for optimizing bone health can be easily met by a healthy diet that is high in fruits and vegetables to ensure adequate intakes for magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, and other potentially important nutrients. Healthcare professionals need to be aware of the importance of adequate calcium and vitamin D intakes (easily monitored by serum 25(OH)D) for optimal bone health, as well as the prevention of falls and fractures. In addition, a healthy diet that includes 5 servings a day of fruits and vegetables should optimize the intake of micronutrients required for bone health.
Switching from whole milk to skim milk overnight might be more than most people's taste buds can stand. Like a low-salt, a low-fat diet sometimes takes a little getting used to. Here are some ways to train your taste buds to love leaner milk.
Try the "step down from whole" approach. Whole milk gets over 50 percent of its calories from fat. The next step down on the fat ladder is 2 percent milk (which is 2 percent of its calories from fat).
To start, mix a carton of whole milk with a carton of 2 percent milk. Drink the mixture in place of whole milk for several weeks, until you become accustomed to the taste. Actually, you might surprise yourself and barely notice a difference, especially if you buy low-fat milk with milk solids added.
After a while you can reduce the amount of whole milk you add until you become accustomed to 2 percent milk then you can gradually start adding skim milk to your 2 percent milk. Maybe one part skim milk to three parts 2% to start gradually working your way down to pure skim milk, which gets only a little under 5% of its calories from fat. That's well under that 30% calories from fat guideline endorsed by a number of Health Organisation, including the National Cancer Institute and the American heart association. The process might take several months, but it can probably lead to a permanent conversion
Go from skim-plus to skim. Add either dry non-fat skim-milk powder or canned evaporated skim milk to regular skim. Concoct, a mixture that tastes close to whole milk, tthen slowly reduce the amount of these additives over a period of weeks. Soon you'll be drinking pure skim and probably not even notice the difference.
The phytochemical β-crypto xanthin in papaya & mango has anti-oxidant properties & can be converted by the body in to vitamin A.
β-crypto xanthin is best absorbed when eaten with fat, so to maximize the benefit try to eat mangoes or papayas as part of a mixed meal rather than their own.
Drinking lemonade will decrease risk of kidney disease because Lemons have the highest concentration of citrate – a natural inhibitor of kidney stone formation.
At any given point in time, liver contains 10% of the total blood in the body. It filters around 1.4 liters of blood every single minute
People with diabetes are twice as likely to develop heart disease than someone without diabetes
Type-2 diabetes can remain undiagnosed for several years during which time the blood glucose levels are too high, causing and some of the complications of diabetes. People with Type-2 diabetes are often diagnosed as a result of having complications rather than because they suspect they have diabetes.