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Let’s Eat Well (Nutrition)

Health Promotion Ideas focuses on whole person wellness.  All of our decisions influence our body, mind, and spirit.  Life goals differ for everyone, so our blog provides information to assist others in their pursuit of whole person wellness.  We encourage everyone to Eat Well.  Look here for information why healthy nutrition is beneficial in the pursuit of whole person wellness.

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Let’s Eat Well (Nutrition)

Health Promotion Ideas focuses on whole person wellness.  All of our decisions influence our body, mind, and spirit.  Life goals differ for everyone, so our blog provides information to assist others in their pursuit of whole person wellness.  We encourage everyone to Eat Well.  Look here for information why healthy nutrition is beneficial in the pursuit of whole person wellness.

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Let’s Eat Well (Nutrition)

Health Promotion Ideas focuses on whole person wellness.  All of our decisions influence our body, mind, and spirit.  Life goals differ for everyone, so our blog provides information to assist others in their pursuit of whole person wellness.  We encourage everyone to Eat Well.  Look here for information why healthy nutrition is beneficial in the pursuit of whole person wellness.

Let’s Get Healthy: Let’s Eat Well!

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Let’s Eat Well (Nutrition)

Health Promotion Ideas focuses on whole person wellness.  All of our decisions influence our body, mind, and spirit.  Life goals differ for everyone, so our blog provides information to assist others in their pursuit of whole person wellness.  We encourage everyone to Eat Well.  Look here for information why healthy nutrition is beneficial in the pursuit of whole person wellness.

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Let’s Eat Well (Nutrition)

Health Promotion Ideas focuses on whole person wellness.  All of our decisions influence our body, mind, and spirit.  Life goals differ for everyone, so our blog provides information to assist others in their pursuit of whole person wellness.  We encourage everyone to Eat Well.  Look here for information why healthy nutrition is beneficial in the pursuit of whole person wellness.

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Let’s Eat Well! (January 29, 2016)

Let’s Eat Well

Promoting healthy dietary choices.

           Each day we are all bombarded by recommendations for healthy eating choices.  We are told what we should eat, when we should eat, how we should eat, & even where we should eat.  Every day there are messages sent to us through the news, our television programming, on social media, & even the radio about what is or is not healthy eating.  We have advertised suggestions provided to us for everything from which food labels are safe, where to find the best food prep instructions, & what other activities combined together with our food choices will make us healthy.  Sometimes the advice we receive even comes as a package deal, with someone else making a majority of the healthy food choices & another person serving as a fitness coach.  

          No matter what choices we make for healthy living, the choices need to be tailored to our own needs.  Our genetic makeup is not our only difference, but rather we also have differing activity levels & routines, which change often.  The function of our bodies varies significantly, too, as certain foods are better tolerated or enjoyed by some compared to others.  The availability of food choices certainly warrants consideration as well.  Needless to say, the number of available healthy food choices is just as numerous as the amount of variables influencing our decisions.

          Sometimes it may be easier to have a simple & concise healthy eating recommendation to provide to many people, than it is to assist someone in their efforts to ensure that they are getting the proper nutrition.  With all the healthy lifestyle coaches, nutritionists, dieticians, & health professionals who specialize in optimizing our bodies’ ability to absorb the nutrients that we need, we should each consider what our own needs are in order to make healthy dietary choices.   Whether one person prefers using a coach, one person recommends using a book, or one person tries out a phone app is irrelevant, since they goal is figure out how you can make healthy choices for yourself.  So, how do you promote success in your dietary choices to be healthy?

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Let’s Eat Well! (Aug 14, 2015)

Let’s Eat Well

Promoting healthy dietary choices.

           With so many healthy food options out there and so much information on the benefits of healthy eating, why not consider learning a new healthy food fact every day?  When it comes to our other activities, we are constantly learning.  What work each of us does requires that we learn from each day to the next.  Relationships require that we learn from the past.  Why not apply the same concept to making healthy food choices every day?  Whether it is at the food market, at the grocery store, in our garden, in our kitchen, or online during our leisure time, I challenge everyone to learn about healthy food choices.  What beneficial nutritional experiences have you tried?  What has worked in the past to promote healthy eating?  What are you doing now that is healthy?  What are you planning for today, tomorrow, & for your future healthy nutrition plans?  If we all spent as much time preparing our food choices with the intent of achieving healthy results, what a difference all our lives would be.  

I love pictures like the one attached below.  I find it helpful to review the benefits of vegetables and fruits, before grocery shopping or preparing the next meal.  For my family and I, this seems to lead to more salads and fresh fruits and vegetables in our diet for the next meal and sometimes several days in a row.  With so many different options, combinations, recipes, and preparations, there must be a way for each one of us to find healthy foods that we can have fun finding, making, preparing, serving, & sharing.  

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Let’s Eat Well (Feb 22, 2014)

Let’s Eat Well

Promoting healthy dietary choices.

            Measuring dietary protein quantity and quality is important for health recommendations to individuals, populations, and countries.  The Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) measure of evaluation utilized for the last 20 years warrants reconsideration to improve dietary protein quantity and quality measurement, as well as health recommendations. Current research supports changes in recommendations for individuals, with potential future research offering changed recommendations for population groups. 

            The current PDCAAS measurement of evaluation determines the total protein in feces, provides a scoring value for digestibility of proteins, and calculates the bioavailability of proteins digested (Leser, 2013).  The newly presented measurement of evaluation, the Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score (DIASS), better determines individual protein quantity rather than total protein and calculates the amount digested by the end of the small intestine rather than from feces in order to eliminate inclusion of bacterial protein quantities resulting from feces (Leser, 2013).  The DIASS improves the value score of dietary protein ingested, allowing milk and soy proteins to have a score, as well as meat, fish, and eggs to have improved value scoring (Leser, 2013).  The DIASS increases calculation of necessary bioavailable protein, rather than destroyed lysine, required for absorption of calcium and connective tissue collagen formation (Leser, 2013). 

            The individual, high-protein dietary recommendations, for weight management and maintenance of muscle mass, historically is 0.83 grams of protein per kilogram per day or total daily protein intake of 20% (Leser, 2013).  The 2013 Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations report, supported by 33 published scientific papers in the British Journal of Nutrition, recommends 0.99 grams of protein per kilogram per day with the new DIASS evaluation (Leser, 2013).  Defining and measuring protein quantity and quality allows each of us to understand how to support our own health and avoid chronic disease (Leser, 2013). 

            Several additional population groups will benefit from further research for dietary protein recommendations.  Modified dietary protein recommendations for groups such as the elderly, the immune-compromised, as well as the chronically inflamed or ill, consider the burdens of aging and disease (Leser, 2013).  Modified recommendations, specific for gender, athletic training, and weight loss programs, achievable with the DIASS evaluation, take physical activity and dietary habits into consideration (Leser, 2013).  Public health initiatives, enhanced with new dietary protein recommendations and considerations for physical activity expenditures, can better prevent age-related muscle-mass loss, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and particularly obesity (Leser, 2013). 

An improved evaluation process of protein quality and quantity measurement influences individual health decisions.  Funding and support for further research could lead to food industry product development and marketing strategies directed at individuals (Leser, 2013).  Changed nutritional standards also affect food assistance programs for the most vulnerable individuals (Leser, 2013). The DIASS evaluation provides a better measurement tool that shows not all protein has the same value. 

Reference:

Leser, S. (2013). The 2013 FAO report on dietary protein quality evaluation in human nutrition: Recommendations and implications. Nutritional Bulletin, 38(4), 421-428. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12063

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From Galakitchen.com (2013). Where do you get your protein? Retrieved from  http://galakitchen.com/2013/08/27/where-do-you-get-your-protein/

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Let’s Eat Well (Nutrition)

Health Promotion Ideas focuses on whole person wellness.  All of our decisions influence our body, mind, and spirit.  Life goals differ for everyone, so our blog provides information to assist others in their pursuit of whole person wellness.  We encourage everyone to Eat Well.  Look here for information why healthy nutrition is beneficial in the pursuit of whole person wellness.

Let’s Get Healthy: Let’s Eat Well!

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