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My Nutrition Booklet

By : Marbelyn Clara Herman

- Carbohydrates: These provide energy for your body.

- Proteins: These help to build and repair tissue in your body. 

- Fats: Fats are essential and we need these because they give our bodies energy and support the growth of our cells. Fats also help produce important hormones and keep our bodies warm.

- Minerals: This is not only important, but beneficial for us because they help us grow, develop and stay healthy. Not only that, some minerals are also used to help us maintain a normal heartbeat. 

- Vitamins: Vitamins are an extreme necessity. Of the many roles that it has, here are a few : help bones grow, help heal wounds, help bolster our immune system and converts food into energy. 

- Water: Water helps to maintain the balance of body fluids. 60% of our bodies are composed of water.

Water

What are the 6 important nutrients and how are they beneficial for our body?

Vitamins

Protein

Carbohydrates

Minerals

Fats

- Too much intake of water can lead to over-hydration. 

Too much carbohydrates can result in weight gain, poor heart-health and poor overall nutrition.


- Often, when one consumes high doses of protein, it causes side effects such as increased bowel movements, nausea, thirst, bloating, cramps, reduced appetite, tiredness and headaches. 

- When one consumes too much fat, they could very much suffer from weight gain, developing cardiovascular disease's, type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases.

- High concentrations of minerals can have ill effects on your health. 

- An excessive intake of vitamins can very well hurt the body, just like any other. Too much vitamins could cause nausea, diarrhea and stomach cramps. 

How can it hurt the body?

How much should one have of this nutrient?

- The minimum water that a person should drink in day is 8 ounces. 

- It is recommended that one consumes about 10 to 15 milligrams of iron and zinc per day. 

- One should consume at least 1000 milligrams of calcium per day. 

- Depending on how old you are and how much you weigh, results in how much you should have. A woman who is 130 pounds should consume at least 48 grams of protein.

One should consume at least 90 grams of fat per day.

- One should only consume 2000 calories a day.


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