How Food Can Help Us

DID YOU KNOW?

Most people still aren't properly informed about what exactly is in processed foods or what natural foods can do for us.

Being properly informed with information in the days of the internet can be stressful and we completely understand that.

In order to help inform and educate about the wonders of using our food as the first form of medicine, we have sourced our information from a variety of local certified Doctors, Nurses, Naturopaths, Nutritionists, Fitness Trainers & Other Health Care Workers.

Here is a quick introduction to nutrition that can help make it easier to read the nutritional information on the backs of packages provided by our local food stores.

Nutrient

  1. Protein
  2. Carbohydrate
  3. Fat
  4. Water
  5. Fibre
  6. Vitamin A
  7. B Vitamins
  8. Vitamins C
  9. Vitamin D
  10. Vitamin E
  11. Vitamin K

What it Does

  1. Body's main structural ingredient, all muscles are made from it & is also used in our immune system
  2. Body's preferred energy source that supplies fast energy to muscles
  3. Used for energy storage while also being a source of energy for low intensity activity
  4. Essential for all bodily functions. 70-80% of the body is made of this essential fluid.
  5. Indigestible & helps move food through the digestive system. Fibre also helps us feel full for longer
  6. Helps with night-vision and colour distinction. Helps make our body grow & gives us healthy skin.
  7. Helps the body make energy and use it. Also involved in making red blood cells. 
  8. Helps our body heal, resist infection & keeps our muscles and gums in good shape
  9. Helps absorb calcium, is involved in making strong bones & teeth.
  10. Helps cells act like glue and stick together to stop bleeding (clotting) 
  11. Maintains body tissues like the eyes, skin and liver. Provides protection to lungs from air pollution. Also helps in the formation of red blood cells. 

 

Food Sources

  1. Hemp, Eggs, Tofu, Fish, Beans, Soy
  2. Grains, Pastas, Cereals, Breads, Vegetables, Fruits
  3. Oils, Butter, Margarine
  4. Water
  5. Whole Grains, Fruits & Vegetables
  6. Some Plant Based Milk Alternatives, Orange Fruits & Vegetables, Dark Leafy Greens 
  7. Whole Grains, Fish & Other Seafoods, Eggs, Dairy Free Alternatives, Leafy Greens, Beans & Peas 
  8. Citrus Fruits, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kiwi, Sweet Red Peppers & Green Bell Peppers
  9. Dairy-Free Milk Alternatives, Fish, Egg Yolks, Fortified Cereal
  10. Leafy Greens, Coconut Milk, Broccoli
  11. Whole Grains, Wheat Germ, Leafy Greens, Sardines, Egg Yolks, Nuts & Seeds

 

 

Did you learn something about the way food works in our bodies?

Tell us what you learned in the comments below!

 

Be Genuine, Be Kind, Be Authentic.

xoxo, The Janadian


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