Nutrients and Substances Found in Food ~ Kwentology

Kwento of Nutrients

What are Nutrients?

Let's dig in! One of my favorite part of life. None but our meal time. I know eating habit must be control or else we get more bigger that is not really good for our health. But you have just finished eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. As your body digests the meal, the bread, peanut butter, and jelly are broken down into carbohydrates, fats, protien, vitamins, minerals, and water. These nutrients, substances found in food that you need to live, are then absorbed into your bloodstream where they are carried to the cells in your body.

The amino acids in the protien build, repair, and help maintain all the cells in your body. Meat, fish and poultry are good sources of protien. So are eggs, beans, and nuts.

Marathon runners fuel up on big pasta dinners before they race. That's because our body gets most of its energy from carbohydrates found in bread, pasta, rice, other starches.

Besides supplying energy, fats make up important part of many cells. Your body draws these fats when food is scarce. Fats also insulates your body and helps keep you warm. Not all fats are good for you.
Saturated fats, found in butter and meat, should be kept to minimum, and stay away from trans fats that are found in processed foods. Mono-saturated fats, such as olive oil, are healthy choice.

Vitamins and Minerals
Your body doesn't need large amounts of most vitamins and minerals. But they are necessary to keep your body working in top shape. Calcium, found in milk products, is a mineral your body needs to make sure your teeth and bones stay healthy. Carrots, sweet potatoes, and leafy green vegetables are rich in vitamin. A, which is necessary for good eyesight.

Your body could last weeks without food, but not without water. Water found in every cell and tissue in your body. It carries nutrients to cells and gets rid of waste products.
Kwento of Superfoods


Superfoods are packed with nutrients that may keep your immune system strong and help you stay healthy. They are foods that many people include in their diets as much as possible. Here are just a few:

Sweet Potatoes
Also known as Kamote or Camote, one of the most nutritious vegetables around, sweet potatoes contain potassium, vitamins C and A, and iron.

Whole Grains
Whole grains such as oatmeal, brown rice, and quinoa are a great source of minerals, carbohydrates, vitamins B and E, and a healthy dose of fiber.

Yougurt has calcium, protien, carbohydrates, and vitamin B. The kind that contains live active cultures is a good for digestion.

Besides being tasty and low in calories, blueberries are rich in antioxidants—nutrients that may help prevent certain diseases.

A good source of protien, eggs provide you with more than a dozen vitamins and minerals.
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