Nutritional requirements for the Body Systems

Top 6 – most important nutrients

  • What does our body needs  for  proper  nutrition?

1.Water

2.Carbohydrates

3.Fats

4.Proteins

5.Vitamins

6.Minerals

In order to have good health, we must have good blood; for the blood is the current of life. It repairs waste and nourishes the body. When supplied with the proper food elements and when cleansed and vitalized by contact with pure air, it carries life and vigor to every part of the system. The more perfect the circulation, the better will this work be accomplished.  {MH 271.2}

Since that time increased light upon health reform has been given. In grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts are to be found all the food elements that we need. If we will come to the Lord in simplicity of mind, He will teach us how to prepare wholesome food free from the taint of flesh-meat.  {1SAT 354.1}

Sources of Carbohydrates 

Breads and Cereals

These foods have a  high complex  carbohydrate content  and provide the body  with energy  sources: whole grain  bread, hot cereals,  pasta, and brown rice.

 

Types of legumes include beans, lentils and  peanuts. Legumes provide fiber, folate,  potassium and iron. Legumes are also  recommended as a healthy alternative to  animal-derived foods because of its high-protein content.

Sources of Minerals and Vitamins 

A diet high in fruits and vegetables has been  linked to many health benefits, including:

  • Healthier body weight
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Less risk of diabetes
  • Certain cancers
  • Better digestion
  • Heart health
  • Clear skin
  • Shiny hair

Fats and Oils

Those which occur naturally in plant foods. Good whole food sources of fats are whole grains, nuts, beans, seeds, avocados, and olives. If oil is  used, less refined and fresher oils(coconut,  Grape seed, and olive oil) are better in small  quantities.

Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables constitute the diet  chosen for us by our Creator. These foods prepared in as  simple and natural a manner as possible, are the most  healthful and nourishing. They impart a strength, a  power of endurance, and a vigor of intellect, that are not  afforded by a more complex and stimulating diet. {CD  310.2}

Seeds –Fats and Lipids

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