Good Nutrition: Learn To Love Your Body!

Niger: reinforcing nutrition care in Tahoua district
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One million Nigerien children under five – more than 1 in 4 – are at high risk of acute malnutrition in 2013. ECHO field experts carry out a monitoring of Concern Worlwide programmes in Tahoua district. The NGO provides support to the district hospital of Tahoua in order to improve care for severely undernourished children. It also helps run integrated nutrition and health care services at the community level, often in remote villages hardest hit by drought and increased food prices.

Do you know much about nutrition? Is there a plan in place when it comes to nutrition? If so, have you ever thought about improving upon it? Is it appropriate for you? The advice below will help you improve your nutrition, if you have said no to any of these questions.

You should eat a lot of protein each day. Eating proteins helps keep the parts of your body in good working condition. These also help you to metabolize energy correctly. Proteins are important to your body’s immune system. There are many great proteins available, like fish, dairy products, and even chicken.

Make sure you eat at least 8 ounces of lean meat daily. This will ensure that your nutrition level is up to par. That works to give you the protein and iron you need. A few good meats to eat are bison, venison, and other types of lean meats.

Even if you’re eating right, taking a daily multivitamin is a great way to supplement what you’re getting from food. Ideally you would get everything you needed from your diet, but that’s not always the case. Think of multivitamins as insurance for days when you don’t eat as well as you’d like.

Microwave dinners are not a good food choice, so if you eat too many of them, consider cutting down. Meals that can go in the microwave tend to have lots of sugars and fats that you want to avoid. Purchase fresh produce and meat and cook them yourself to extract the greatest health benefits.

You should ensure that you are getting enough selenium in your diet. Selenium is a wonderful mineral that can increase your skin elasticity and precent your skin from premature aging. Selenium is also is beneficial to the skin, protecting it from damage from the sun. There are many foods which contain the mineral selenium. Eggs, garlic, tuna, and brown rice are just a few that can easily be added to your daily diet.

When cooking with nuts, always use almonds. Out of the entire family of nuts, these contain the most nutrients, help regulate cholesterol, add valuable protein and keep the blood healthy. They should also be more affordable when compared to other nuts.

Choose chocolate that is dark instead of the white or milk varieties. The flavonoids that you will find inside dark chcolate can also help to lower your blood pressure. The antioxidants will boost the “good” cholesterol while the rest of you wander the past. Eat some chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa for better results. Of course, you shouldn’t go overboard. Chocolate still has a lot of calories and is best enjoyed in moderation.

When trying to stick to a diet, finding nutritious foods that you enjoy eating can be difficult. When you eat foods that you have a well-established taste for, you will usually skip healthy ones. In reality, if you start the habit of eating healthier foods, you will see that comfort foods will have no appeal to you anymore. This can help you eat nutritiously instead of for a better emotional response.

Try adding baked foods to your diet in place of fried ones. These come with lower oils and carbs, which can make you feel better during the day. You will also be more energetic in the daytime if you eat baked foods daily.

Do you feel more prepared to handle your nutritional needs? Have you made significant improvements to your nutrition plan? Are you able to make changes in your plan to suit your needs? Is your plan working for you? By considering the information above you will have good answers to your questions.

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