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Methods of Farming Intensive Livestock Farming vs. Organic Farming Organic Farming: Pros Intensive Livestock Farming: Cons The meat does not contain potentially harmful toxins. The meat may contain pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, or other potentially harmful elements The environment is protected by the process. The environmental impact is substantial. The animals are treated humanely prior to slaughter. The farm animals may suffer greatly before slaughter. Intensive Livestock Farming: Pros Organic Farming: Cons The meat costs less to produce, and therefore is cheaper to buy. The meat costs more due to increased production costs. The production is on a larger scale, so meat is more available. The meat may not be as easily available as with other types of meat. Bibiliography http://organic.lovetoknow.com/Intensive_Livestock_Farming_vs._Organic_Farming Balanced Diet We all need to eat a balanced diet to maintain good health. It is vital that athletes have all the nutrients they need to help them perform at their best. ...read more.


Helps concentration. Staying calm, making quick decisions Fresh fruit and vegetables Minerals eg Calcium - to strengthen bones Iodine - for energy production Iron - prevents fatigue Helps release energy from food. Helps decision making When training hard and competing Fruit, vegetables and fish Fibre Can't be digested. Fills you up and keeps you 'regular' Healthy digestion, (no constipation) helps in sport. Also helps with weight control. Fresh fruit, vegetables and wholegrain cereals Water Maintains fluid levels Whenever you sweat. It prevents dehydration The tap! It's all you need most of the time. Bibiliography http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/pe/performance/0_performance_nutrition_rev1.shtml What do vegetarians and vegans eat to maintain a balanced diet? Carbohydrates - Bread, Rice Fat - High-fat foods, which should be used sparingly, include oils, margarine, nuts, nut butters, seed butters, avocado, and coconut. Protein - limited to dairy products but can include other sources of protein such as pulses (for example, lentils), nuts and seeds, eggs, Soya products such as tofu (and Quorn), and vegetable protein foods. ...read more.


Manganese: Food Source: Whole grains and cereals, brown rice, wheat germ, cooked oatmeal, almonds, nuts, seeds, legumes, black beans, cooked kale and spinach, avocados, strawberries, pineapples. Molybdenum: Food Source: Beans, cereals, breads, cooked spinach, strawberries. Phosphorus: Food Source: Cereal grains, bread and baked goods, pinto beans, nuts, almonds, dried beans, lentils, peas, peanuts, brown rice, avocados, spinach, vegetables, yeast. Potassium: Food Source: Bananas, raisins, potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, winter squash, raw cauliflower, raw and cooked spinach, tomatoes, avocado, kiwi, dried fruits, dried apricots, melons, oranges, grapefruit, strawberries. Riboflavin: Food Source: yeast, whole grains and cereals, beans, wheat germs, broccoli, mushrooms, spinach. Selenium: Food Source: Whole grains, brazil nuts, kidney beans, yeast. Zinc: Food Source: Whole grains and cereals, pumpkins seeds, legumes, peas, lentils, garbanzo beans, soy products, sunflower seeds, nuts, yeast, wheat germ, maple syrup, spinach, raw collard greens, corn. Fibre - Wholemeal or whole-wheat bread, biscuits and flour. Fruit and vegetables. * NOTE: Vegans cannot eat any of the above dairy products * The Poster below is a recommended eating list, designed by 'VeganPyramidFood' in fact for vegetarians and vegans ...read more.

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