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Nutrition case study. Overall, I think Emma should have a well balanced diet. Her body will get all the nutrients it needs to function correctly. I suggest that she snacks on healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables, simply anything that is not too high

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BTEC National Diploma in Health Studies Nutrition for Health and Social Care Assignment 2 TASK 1 (P4) a) Emma L. is a 20 years old British female. She studies at University. She is 162 cm tall and weight of 68 kilos. Her Body Mass Index is 25.9 which mean that Emma is overweight. Emma has sitting life style. She spends the most of her time on studying. At free time she watches TV and surfs on internet. On Saturday she goes with her friends to pub. When Emma goes out she drinks alcohol such as beer or drinks with vodka. She smokes around 7 cigarettes a day. Her personal food preferences are not really healthy. Often she doesn't have time for proper meals because she is in hurry between lectures and studying. When she get home she is too tired to make a healthy meal for her self, therefore she does take aways. b) Emma L. DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 List and description of foods and drinks 2 slices of white toast with cheese and ham, Chocolate bar, double espresso, oil fried chicken, chips, coleslaw, cane of fizzy drink, white bread sandwich with tuna, mayo and sweetcorn, caf� cappuccino, glass of orange juice, doughnut. 2 slices of white toast with strawberry jam, Double espresso, Cooked pasta with roasted tomatoes and mushrooms, raw lettuce with tomato, cucumber and mayo, white coffee, fizzy drink, chocolate brownie, Pack of chips, can of coke. Oil-fried scrambled eggs, two slices of bacon, baked beans, double espresso, white baguette with ham and cheese, caf� latte, Pack of chips, oil fried meat kebab, coleslaw, white coffee, pack of chocolate biscuits, glass of orange juice. The food we consume determines our physical and psychological health. Emma diet is not healthy because she consume too much fat, eat small amount of fruits and vegetables, drinks fizzy drinks and alcohol. Having too much saturated fat in diet increase the amount of cholesterol in the blood, which increases the chance of developing heart disease. ...read more.


A glass of water is a essential nutrient in the human body, because our body is made up of 60 -75% water and water is used by every cell of the body. A coup of green tea is a good antioxidant, preventive agent against cancer also green tea help to build up immune system, Dinner Starter: Vegetable soup Main course: Roasted potatoes, steamed chicken with garlic sauce, steamed mixed vegetable salad (tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce and onion), a glass of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and a cup of camomile tea. Glass of water Chicken is an excellent source of protein, and with the vegetables and potatoes, this is an excellent example of a healthy balanced diet. Steamed chicken and vegetables are healthier and valuable for Emma body because they were cooked on steam therefore they have save all essential minerals and vitamins, which are often lost in process of cooking. Chicken is an excellent source of protein. Protein is used in our bodies to help growth and to repair muscles; they are also used to make blood. Dinner was made up of potatoes chicken and vegetables. Potatoes are a carbohydrate and also recognised as starch. Potatoes it contains potassium, fibre, 220-240 kcal and zero grams of fat, however this can vary. The vegetables are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and fibre. Vegetable soup is low in calories, but high in fibre. Vegetables help to control weight. They are a natural source of energy and give her body the many nutrients it needs to keep going. Emma is a smoker therefore I will recommend her drinking or eating grapefruit because it have been proven that drinking three glasses of grapefruit juice a day reduce the activity of an enzyme that activates cancer-causing chemicals found in tobacco smoke. A cup of chamomile tea in the end of day helps to relax. TASK 3 (D2) A balanced diet it is very important to our body in order to keep us healthy and provide adequate intake of energy and nutrients. ...read more.


It would be a great start in the morning. Emma diet is poor in fiber which play important role in her body. Great source of fiber are raw fruits (apples, bananas, berries, citrus fruits and pears), vegetables (broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, corn, peas, potatoes with skin, pumpkin and squash) and starches (beans, bran cereals, lentils, popcorn, whole grain breads and cereals). I have recommended to each meal portion of vegetables or fruits (or in bigger meals both). This simple combination will give Emma enough vitamins, minerals and fiber to keep her body healthy and strong. This diet will give Emma a lot of strength helping her with her studies. She won't feel anymore tired and useless. Vitamins and Minerals combination will help her body to maintain healthy. It also has been proven that fiber helps to decrease the risk of colon cancer. Overall, I think Emma should have a well balanced diet. Her body will get all the nutrients it needs to function correctly. I suggest that she snacks on healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables, simply anything that is not too high in sugar. Emma should continue to eat regular and often and this will help keep her metabolism up and she won't find the need to snack of unhealthy fatty foods. She also should try not to snack on fatty, sugary foods, as the calories are empty of any nutrients. Too much sugar is extremely bad for your body and can often leave you feeling tired or irritable. She should also cut her alcohol intake and exchange it to healthy smoothies and juices. As you can see a balanced diet is imperative to maintaining a healthy body. Vitamins and minerals are required in small amounts to carry out a variety of essential specific functions, fat and carbohydrates are the main fuel that the body runs on, whilst protein is needed in large amounts for growth and repair. The diet must also provide adequate quantities of essential fatty acids and amino acids which are required for the body to metabolise into proteins and are fundamental for health. ...read more.

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