By: Ashley Williams, Jarel McGill, and Jon Perez

What is Nutrition?

Nutrition is the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.
(food ; nourishment)
Nutrition Song

Healthy Recipes Filled With Nutrition

Carla's Baked Bananas

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • 7 ripe bananas

How Does Fast Food and Soda Impact Your Health? How Bad is it For You?

Fast food contains loads of fat and calories which can lead to obesity and heart problems. A double quarter pounder meal with a coke for example, contains nearly 1800 calories. Considering the average person needs 2000 calories daily, that one meal has already reached the required limit of calories for the day and no other food is needed. Consuming any other meal after this would put a person over the daily recommended value. When you consume fast food most of the food you are consuming is red meat. While red meat is not unhealthy, an unbalanced diet is. When you eat too much fast food you are depriving your body of important fruits, vegetables, and the nutrients it needs to survive. An unbalanced diet like this can increase your risks of health problems. Another thing to worry about at fast food restaurants is soda. Soda contains A LOT of sugar and caffeine that can ultimately be unhealthy for your body. Too much sugar can cause you to gain loads of weight and to a higher extent have diabetes.

Healthy Fitness Exercises

Nutrition Fitness Workout

How Do Vitamins and Minerals Help Your Body?

What are vitamins and minerals?
Any of a group of organic compounds that are essential for normal growth and nutrition and are required in small quantities in the diet
Minerals: A solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence

Vitamins and Minerals are required for proper metabolism. They also boost your immune system, support normal growth and development, and help cells and organs do their jobs. There are two different types of vitamins, fat soluble and water soluble. The fat-soluble vitamins consist of vitamins A, D, E, and K. These types of vitamins dissolve in fat and can be stored in your body. The water-soluble vitamins consist of vitamins C and the B-complex vitamins. These types of vitamins need to dissolve in water before your body can absorb them. Because of water soluble vitamins, your body can't store these vitamins. Any vitamin C or B that your body doesn't use as it passes through your system is lost when you go to the bathroom. You need a fresh supply of these vitamins every day.
Vitamins are organic substances that are made from plants and animals, minerals are inorganic elements that come from the soil and water and are absorbed by plants or eaten by animals.
Vitamins and Minerals provide you with nutrients and calcium to help your body stay healthy and strong.

The Fruit Flush Diet

The Fruit Flush Diet, often referred to as simply the Fruit Diet, is getting a lot of attention by promising an astonishing 9-10 pound weight loss in just three days. What makes this quick weight loss plan different from others is that it includes lean protein to spare the body’s muscle and help burn fat, "When you eat fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean protein for 36 hours, you go into a fat-burning mode which preserves your muscle mass," he says.He acknowledges that about half of the 9-10 pound weight loss you can expect during the 3-Day Fruit Flush will come from water, especially if your diet is very low in sodium. (Some experts think this percentage could be even higher.) But Robb says the fast weight loss is a great motivator for anyone starting a long-term weight loss program.The Fruit Flush Diet requires only two steps. On the first day, you drink protein shakes. This is followed by two days of eating fresh fruit every two hours, plus a dinner meal of raw vegetables and a small amount of lean protein or a protein shake.