Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Eating for a Healthier You

Similar presentations

Presentation on theme: "Eating for a Healthier You"— Presentation transcript:

1 Eating for a Healthier You

2 OBJECTIVES Describe the factors that influence decisions about nutrition. List the six classes of nutrients, and explain the primary functions of each and their roles in maintaining long-term health. Discuss how to eat healthfully, including what is a healthful diet, how to use the MyPlate plan, information about supplement use, and reading food labels. Discuss the unique challenges that college students face when trying to eat healthy foods and the actions they can take to eat healthfully. Explain food safety concerns facing Americans and people in other regions of the world. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

3 Healthy Eating: An Overview
Hunger: The physiological impulse to seek food, prompted by the lack or shortage of basic foods needed to provide the energy and nutrients needed to support health Nutrients: The constituents of food that sustain humans physiologically: proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water Appetite: The desire to eat normally accompanies hunger but is more psychological than physiological Nutrition: The science that investigates the relationship between physiological function and the essential elements of foods eaten Digestive Process: The process by which the body breaks down foods and either absorbs or excretes them © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

4 The Digestive Process © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

5 Essential Nutrients for Health
Calorie: A unit of measure that indicates the amount of energy obtained from a particular food Kilocalorie: 1 kilocalorie is equal to 1,000 calories. Most nutrition labels use the word calories to refer to kilocalories. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

6 Water: A Crucial Nutrient
Humans can survive longer without food than without water. Dehydration can cause serious problems within hours, and death within a few days. Too much water, hyponatremia, is also a serious health risk characterized by low sodium levels. The body consists of 50–60% water by weight. Water is obtained through foods and beverages that are consumed. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

7 © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

8 Proteins After water, proteins are the most abundant substances in the body. Used to repair bone, muscle, skin and blood cells, and are key elements of antibodies. Proteins help transport iron, oxygen, and nutrients to all body cells. Structure and Sources of Proteins Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins; 9 of the 20 are essential because they must be obtained from food; the other 11 can be produced by the body. Dietary protein that supplies all 9 essential amino acids is known as complete (high-quality) protein. Proteins from plant sources lack one or more amino acids and are known as incomplete proteins. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

9 Complementary Proteins
© 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

10 How Much Protein Do I Need?
Few Americans suffer from protein deficiency. The average American consumes more than 78 grams of protein daily, mostly from animal sources. Recommended intake is only 0.8 grams protein per kilogram of body weight. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

11 Carbohydrates Are the best fuel source and provide energy quickly and efficiently. Carbohydrates supply energy needed to sustain normal daily activity. They are metabolized faster and more efficiently than protein. Carbohydrates are converted to glucose. They play an important role in the functioning of the internal organs, the nervous system, and muscles and are the best fuel for endurance athletes. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

12 Forms of Carbohydrates
Simple Carbohydrates Glucose (monosaccharide)—most common form Fructose (monosaccharide)—fruit sugar Sucrose (disaccharide)—granulated table sugar Lactose (disaccharide)—milk sugar Maltose (disaccharide)—malt sugar Complex Carbohydrates (polysaccharides) Starches—grains, cereals, and vegetables Stored in the body as glycogen Fiber—"bulk" or "roughage" © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

13 Fiber Insoluble Soluble
Found in bran, whole-grain breads, and most fruits and vegetables Found to reduce risk of several forms of cancer Soluble Found in oat bran, dried beans, and some fruits and vegetables Helps lower blood cholesterol levels Helps reduce risk of cardiovascular disease © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

14 Whole Grains versus Refined Grains
© 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

15 What Carbohydrates Should I Eat? Which Should I Avoid?
Whole grains and high-fiber diets can protect against obesity, colon and rectal cancers, heart disease, constipation, and perhaps type II diabetes. Choose foods such as brown rice, wheat, bran, and whole grain breads and cereals. Increase fiber intake to 20–35 grams per day. Eat fewer refined carbohydrates. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

16 ABC News Video: How Much Sugar?
Discussion Questions What is the triple threat from consuming too much added sugar? What are three tips for cutting out added sugar in your diet? What are the health benefits of cutting out extra sugar from your diet? © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

17 Fats (Lipids) Misunderstood but a vital group of basic nutrients that do the following: Maintain healthy skin Insulate body organs Maintain body temperature Promote healthy cell function Carry fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K Supply a concentrated form of energy Triglycerides make up 95% of total body fat. When we consume too many calories from any source, the liver converts the excess into triglycerides, which are stored throughout our bodies. Cholesterol makes up 5% of total body fat. Can accumulate on inner walls of arteries and contribute to cardiovascular disease. Ratio of cholesterol HDL/LDL helps determine risk for heart disease. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

18 Fat and Trans Fatty Acid
Types of Dietary Fat Saturated are mainly from animal sources and are solid at room temperature. Unsaturated generally come from plants and are usually liquid at room temperature. Avoiding Trans Fatty Acid Created by process of making liquid oil into a solid. Increases LDL levels while lowering HDL levels. Eating trans fat increases risk of coronary and heart disease and sudden cardiac death. Found in many margarines, baked goods, and restaurant deep-fried foods. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

19 Percentages of Saturated, Polyunsaturated, Monounsaturated and Trans Fats in Common Vegetable Oils
© 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

20 Is More Fat Ever Better? Moderation is key. No more than 7 to 10% of your total calories should come from saturated fat and no more than 35% should come from all forms of fat. Eat fatty fish. Use healthier oils (including olive oil). Eat green, leafy vegetables. Eat walnuts and use walnut oil. Eat ground flaxseed. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

21 Essential Nutrients for Health
To Reduce Your Overall Intake of Less Healthy Fats Read food labels. Use olive oil for cooking. Chill soups and stews and scrape off any fat that hardens. Hold the creams and sauces. Fill up on fruits and vegetables. Avoid margarine with trans fatty acids. Choose lean meat, fish, and poultry. Eat fewer cold cuts and less bacon, sausages, hot dogs, and organ meats. Choose nonfat dairy products. Use substitutes for higher-fat products. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

22 ABC News Video: Which Fish Is Safest to Eat?
Discussion Questions What types of fish have high levels of mercury and should be avoided by children and pregnant women? What types of fish are lower in mercury and are safer to eat? What is the greatest health danger of consuming too much mercury in your diet? © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

23 Vitamins Potent, essential, organic compounds
Promote growth and help maintain life and health Two Types Fat soluble—absorbed through intestinal tract with the help of fats. A, D, E, and K vitamins are fat soluble and tend to store in the body. Toxic accumulations may cause cirrhosis-like symptoms. Water soluble—dissolve in water. B-complex vitamins and vitamin C are water soluble. These are generally excreted and cause few toxicity problems. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

24 Antioxidants Antioxidants Carotenoids Vitamin D
Often in functional foods Most common are vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene. Free radicals damage or kill healthy cells. Antioxidants scavenge free radicals, slow their formation, and repair oxidative stress damage. Carotenoids Lycopene (in tomatoes, papaya, pink grapefruit, and guava) reduces the risk of cancer. Lutein (in green leafy vegetables, spinach, broccoli, kale, and brussels sprouts) protects the eyes. Vitamin D Formed when skin is exposed to the sun. Improves bone strength, helps fight infections, lowers blood pressure. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

25 Minerals Inorganic, indestructible elements that aid the body
Vitamins cannot be absorbed without minerals Major minerals are needed in large amounts. Sodium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, and chloride Trace minerals are needed in small amounts. Iron, zinc, manganese, copper, and iodine Excesses or deficiencies of trace minerals can cause serious problems. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

26 Sodium and Calcium Sodium Calcium
Necessary for regulation of blood and body fluids, transmission of nerve impulses, heart activity, and certain metabolic functions. Recommended consumption less than 1 teaspoon of table salt per day Calcium Plays a vital role in building strong bones and teeth, muscle contraction, blood clotting, nerve impulse transmission, regulating heartbeat, and fluid balance within cell. Most Americans do not consume the recommended amount of 1,000 to 1,200 mg/day. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

27 Iron The most common nutrient deficiency globally
Women aged 19 to 50 need about 18 mg per day. Men aged 19 to 50 need about 10 mg. Iron-deficiency anemia—body cells receive less oxygen, and carbon dioxide wastes are removed less efficiently. Iron toxicity—ingesting too many iron-containing supplements Men who consume excess iron have a higher risk of gallstones. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

28 DRIs: Recommended Intakes for Nutrients
Dietary Reference Intake (DRIs): a list of 26 nutrients essential to maintaining health Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs): the reference standard for intake levels necessary to meet the nutritional needs of 97–98% of healthy individuals Adequate Intake (AI): the recommended average daily nutrient intake level when there is not enough research to determine the full RDA Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL): the highest amount of a nutrient that an individual can consume daily without risk of adverse effects Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range (AMDR): the range of intakes for carbohydrates, fat, and protein associated with a reduced risk of chronic disease, that provides adequate levels of essential nutrients © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

29 How Can I Eat More Healthfully?
What Is a Healthful Diet? A healthful diet should be Adequate Moderate Balanced Varied Nutrient dense © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

30 Trends in Per Capita Nutrient Consumption
© 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

31 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010
MyPlate plan Balance calories Enjoy your food, but eat less. Avoid oversized portion. Foods to increase Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Make at least half your grains whole. Switch to fat-free or 1% milk. Foods to reduce Compare sodium in foods such as soup, bread, and frozen meals – choose foods with lower numbers. Drink water instead of sugary drinks. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

32 MyPlate Plan © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

33 How Can I Eat More Healthfully? (cont.)
Understand serving sizes Eat nutrient-dense foods Reduce empty calorie foods Cakes, cookies, pastries, and donuts Sodas, energy drinks, sports drinks, and fruit drinks Cheese Pizza Ice Cream Physical activity © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

34 Serving Size Card © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

35 Read the Labels % Daily Value (%DV) Other claims include
Nutrient content claims Structure and function claims Dietary guidance claims Qualified health claims Health claims © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

36 Reading a Food Label © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

37 Vegetarianism: A Healthy Diet?
Strict vegetarians, or vegans, avoid all food of animal origin. Lacto-vegetarians eat dairy products but avoid flesh foods and eggs. Ovo-vegetarians add eggs to the vegan diet. Lacto-ovo vegetarians eat both dairy products and eggs. Pesco-vegetarians eat fish, dairy products, and eggs. With proper information and food choices, vegetarianism provides a superb alternative to meat-based cuisine. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

38 Supplements: Research on the Daily Dose
Dietary Supplements Products taken by mouth to supplement existing diets Include vitamins, minerals, and herbs FDA does not evaluate supplements prior to their marketing; companies are responsible for their own monitoring. A multivitamin added to a balanced diet will generally do more good than harm. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

39 Eating Well in College If you must eat fast food
Ask for nutritional analyses of items. Order salads, but be careful about what you add to them. Avoid lard-based or other saturated-fat products and trans fats. Avoid giant-sized portions, and refrain from ordering extras. Limit beverages and foods high in added sugars. At least once per week, add a vegetable-based meat substitute into your fast-food choices. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

40 ABC News Video: You Are What You Eat
Discussion Questions Do you think it is a good idea for restaurants to post calorie content for the food on their menus? Would knowing the calorie content of a particular food keep you from ordering it? What are the goals of including calorie content of foods on restaurant menus? Why are "healthy" options in danger of being removed from restaurant menus? How can restaurants respond responsibly to progressive laws such as the one requiring the posting of calorie information on menus? © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

41 Eating Well in College (cont.)
In the dining hall try this Choose lean meats, grilled chicken, fish or vegetable dishes. Avoid fried foods. Hit the salad bar and pick leafy greens, beans, tuna or tofu, and avocados or nuts. Choose baked potatoes with salsa, or add grilled chicken to your salad. At the made-to-order section, hold the butter, mayonnaise, sour cream or cheese, or cream-based sauces. Avoid seconds, and pass on high-calorie, low-nutrient sweets. Ask the food services manager about providing additional healthy options. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

42 Is Organic for You? Organic foods are those grown or raised without the use of synthetic pesticides, chemicals, or hormones. A review of published literature found no evidence that organic foods are nutritionally better than traditionally grown foods. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

43 ABC News Video: Going Green
Discussion Questions What relationship exists between the loss of local farmland and the quality of food in supermarkets? What is the primary goal of green markets? What are some benefits of purchasing food at green markets? © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

44 Food Safety: A Growing Concern
Food-borne pathogens sicken over 48 million people and cause 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths per year. Signs of food-borne illness Cramping Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Symptoms occur from 30 minutes after eating to several days or weeks later. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

45 Contributing Factors to the Increase in Food-borne Illnesses
Moving to a heart-healthy diet has spurred demand for fresh foods not in season most of the year. About 70% of fruits and vegetables eaten here come from Mexico. Food can be contaminated by tainted water, animal fertilizers, by people who have not washed their hands properly after using the toilet, or because the food was not subjected to the rigorous pesticide standards in the United States. Introduction of pathogens to new geographic regions Insufficient education about food safety Globalization of the food supply, climate change, and global warming © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

46 Avoiding Risks in the Home
Unsafe handling of food in the home results in more than 30% of all foodborne illnesses. To reduce risk Wash hands, and wash all produce before eating. Avoid cross-contamination by using separate cutting boards and utensils. Ensure refrigerators are set to 40 degrees or less. Cook meats to recommended temperatures. Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Eat leftovers within 3 days; when in doubt, throw it out. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

47 Food Sensitivities Food Allergies Food Intolerances
Abnormal response to a food triggered by the immune system Symptoms include rapid breathing or wheezing, hives, rash, eczema, runny nose, facial swelling, or respiratory problems (anaphylactic reaction). In 2004, Congress passed the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA), which requires food manufacturers to clearly label foods containing ingredients that are common allergens. Food Intolerances Less dramatic reaction than food allergies Not the result of immune system response Generally show as gastric upset Lactose intolerance is common and also happens in response to food additives (MSG, sulfites, gluten). May have psychological triggers © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

48 Genetically Modified Food Crops
Genetic modification involves the insertion or deletion of genes into the DNA of an organism. About 75% of the soy and about 40% of the corn used in processed foods are genetically modified. The World Health Organization states that no effects on human health have been shown from the consumption of GM foods. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc.

Download ppt "Eating for a Healthier You"

Similar presentations

Ads by Google