Nutrition Glossary

Nutrition Glossary

Nutrition is about eating a healthy and balanced diet. Food and drink provide the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. Understanding the following nutrition terms may make it easier for you to make better food choices.
Calories: In a nutritional context, the kilojoule (kJ) is the SI unit of food energy provided by energy-containing nutrients of food-carbohydrates, fats, proteins

Carbohydrate:

A sugar or starch such as pasta, bread, fruits. Vegetables, beans, or dairy that the body uses as its main energy source. Carbohydrates have 4 calories a gram.

Cholesterol:

Vital for building hormones and cell membranes. Cholesterol is listed under the fat information on a nutrition label. Person should consume less than 300 mg of cholesterol daily.

Daily value:

The percentage of a certain nutrient in a food, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. It suggest a food’s nutrient contribution in diet; 5% or less is considered low for that nutrient, 10% to 19% is good, and 20% or more is high.

Dietary fiber:

The part of plant foods: Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds contain fiber. Fibers are not digested by body. It helps to lower cholesterol.t least 25 to 38 grams daily.

Enriched:

Nutrients added to replace those lost during food processing. For example, B vitamins are lost when wheat is processed into white flour, so these nutrients are later added back.

Fortified:

Fortified foods have nutrients added to them that weren’t there originally. Milk, for example, is fortified with vitamin D, a nutrient that helps you absorb milk’s calcium.

High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS):

A sweetener that is often used instead of sugar in food manufacturing. Hydrogenated. Hydrogenation turns a liquid fat such as vegetable oil into a semi-solid, more shelf-stable fat, such as margarine. Most oils are only partially hydrogenated, which creates harmful Trans fats that can raise cholesterol.

Lecithin:

Added to chocolates, baking products, cosmetics, lecithin is used as a thinner, preservative, or an emulsifier. Egg yolks, soy beans, fish, and other foods naturally contain lecithin.

Vegetables:

get the nutrients needs by eating a variety of color vegetables. Try colorful fresh & seasonal vegetables. Two and half cups are needed in a day.

Grains:

Your body quickest energy source comes from grains products. Like bread, pasta, oatmeal, cereals, and tortillas. It is always healthy to use Whole-grain foods like whole-wheat bread and brown rice. Daily requirement for grains is about six Ounces.

Protein:

Protein is essential for building and repairing muscle. Quality protein sources comes from plant based foods. Beans, peas (Kidney, pinto, white or black beans), spilt peas (Chickpeas), Soya products, unsalted nuts and seeds like almonds. Use about Five Ounces a day.

Dairy:

Foods like fat -free and low-fat milk, cheese, paneer, Yogurt, and fortified soymilk help to build and maintain strong bones. Preference should be given to cow and goat milk made dairy products. Daily requirement is about three cups.

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Skin Cancer Awareness & Screening Event

Skin Cancer Awareness & Screening Event

The vision of ParamCARE foundation is to work for healthy America in which all the citizens, irrespective of their background, heritage, socioeconomic status, should live healthier, happier, active, longer lives with enhanced cultural and social values for wellness of societies and our country.

To enhance the improving the quality of life of all needy individuals and disease prevention in communities, we promote strategies and activities to raise healthcare education and awareness on health maintenance and disease prevention, in a culturally sensitive manner. we not only outreach the people through healthcare educational & awareness seminars like holistic approach for healthy life style, workshops on cancer awareness and disease prevention, etc., but we also support the similar events conducted by other organizations for the benefits of the society. We believe that by creating healthy behavior among the population through social learning, people shall get closer to build a healthier community and the country.

ParamCARE Foundation was invited by the Mayor and Health Educator of Woodbridge Division of Health & Human Services, to provide Skin Cancer Awareness & Screening, on Woodbridge Township Public Health Day. The event was took place at Woodbridge Township Public Health Center, 2 George Fredrick Plaza, Woodbridge, NJ. On April 07, 2018. Number of participants inquired about the skin cancer and took the advantage of our screening services.

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