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We all need some level of potassium in the blood, since this mineral we get from various foods allows the body to function normally. Currently, people who have suffered a heart attack are advised to check your potassium level is kept within a certain range, but a recent study questions the ceiling and suggests keeping a little lower. In this article we tell you more about this finding.
“Not too much, or so so”. This traditional, popular saying that means finding a balance is again tested in our diet. In this case it is the potassium, a mineral the body needs to function normally because, for example, helps nerves and muscles to communicate and work together, allowing nutrients to flow into cells and helps expel waste them, and to offset some of the harmful effects of sodium (salt) on blood pressure. To make matters worse, aid in protein synthesis, metabolism of carbohydrates and is essential in the heart’s electrical activity.
A recent study has shown that patients who have suffered a heart attack whose levels of potassium in the blood are maintained within a certain range, are less likely to die than those whose levels of the mineral are below or above that range. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you interested in healthy eating but also care you are interested in the economy of your home? You do well. You can prepare the dishes you like and you like your children and family, achieving your goal. Here in Life and Health’s how.
These days, due to the slow economy, we are all watching our pennies. But when it comes to cooking do not want to sacrifice taste and quality of our food. Follow these tips and save at the supermarket.
- Plan ahead. Prepare the menu for the week and make a shopping list. This will prevent you buy food impulsively do not need. And remember that it is better to go alone.
- Buy in bulk. Good choices are grains, pasta, tomato sauce, nuts and dried fruits. The savings you will see long term, but see! Read the rest of this entry »
Milk and dairy: All except those listed in the section on ‘limited food’
Meat, fish, eggs and dairy products: Poultry and lean meats (chicken and turkey without skin, lean beef, pork loin, rabbit, pork tenderloin or beef, horse), liver, fish (white and blue) and eggs.
Cereals, potatoes and vegetables: All. Prefer to refined grains, although it depends on each person’s diet.
Vegetables: All, preferably a daily ration raw (salads)
Fruits: All except those listed in ‘limited food’
Beverages: Water, defatted broth, tea, unsweetened juice
Fats: Olive oil and seeds (sunflower, corn, soy …), butter and margarine, nuts
Other: Jams, honey …, sauces and side dishes made with vegetables … Read the rest of this entry »
WHAT IS NUTRIENTS?
Substances are usable by the body that make life possible and found in foods unevenly distributed: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Water and fiber are not fed, but they play an important role for the proper functioning of our body.
Nutrients have the following functions:
- Get the energy needed to perform vital functions (heart pumping, breathing, maintaining body temperature …) and development activity in general.
- Carbohydrates: simple (sugars) and complex (starch)
- Fats and lipids
- Build and sustain organs, tissues, and our defense system against external agents and infections
- Protein: complete (animal) and incomplete (plant) Read the rest of this entry »
WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HEALTH FOOD?
Today, food is a topic of controversy and that is on everyone’s lips. The spectacular advances that have experienced food science and nutrition in recent decades show the importance of conducting adequate food as one of the best ways of promoting health and physical and emotional well.
The discovery of nutrients and the roles they play within our organization has allowed us well many of the properties of the foods that until relatively few years, sensed or were part of popular wisdom.
Scientific advances bring us deep into the world of food and the relationship that eating habits to maintain health. Every study, every investigation, we reaffirmed that the idea that the best diet is one that takes into account all the conditions that characterize us as people educated in a particular culture, with specific eating habits, tastes, health, customs and ideals, physical activity and lifestyles. Read the rest of this entry »