CHEAP HEALTHY FOODS CAN PROVIDE NUTRITION FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN POVERTY.
|WCG101 CHEAP HEALTHY FOODS CAMPAIGN
The goal of our research was to gain insight into the daily food and diets intakes and the Health benefits of people living in abject poverty. Women Care Group101 Non-Government Organizations’ (WCG101 Nonprofit) has decided to raise an awareness and a special campaign to support her free education and feeding program. We have shared our opinions toward the value of healthy nutritional food for poor women therefore we are building an innovative food support program which will benefit the poor and achieve our support for the United Nation Millennium Goals for the poor.
Our focus it to develop and educate women about the benefits of certain foods which are cheap and affordable for the poor, and to further demonstrate the need to improve their livelihood by providing and equipping them with our special education/feeding program.
A Solution to World Hunger?
Eating snails solve the problem of malnutrition in poor communities world wide especially in developing countries like Africa and Asia and other third world countries? Researchers are optimistic that these common mollusks could provide much needed nutrition to people living in developing countries where inexpensive sources of protein are hard to come by. According to a study published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health snails may actually be superior to beef in terms of nutritional value, taste acceptability, and cost.
Is Eating Snails Nutritious?
Snails are surprisingly nutritious – high in protein and low in saturated fat. One ounce of snail has five grams of protein and is an excellent source of essential fatty acids. They’re also a good source of vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin K, magnesium, iron, and selenium.
Eating snails has been a culinary custom for thousands of years and is a delicacy in many Asian countries. In France cooked snails are referred to as escargot and served as a gourmet appetizer. To prepare them, the snails are removed from their shells, cooked, and placed back into shells along with garlic, hot butter, or sauce. They’re then eaten with a special snail fork.
The Dangers of Eating Snails
Even if this sounds appealing, we also teach our women the the dangers of eating snails or slugs out of your own garden. In Australia, a man was diagnosed with a rare form of meningitis after eating two slugs from his garden. The man survived, but was unable to return to his normal activities for five months after this culinary experience gone awry. Snails and slugs can be infected with a parasite known as A. Cantonensis which can cause a rare form of meningitis called eosinophilic meningitis if ingested. We educate our women to make sure the snails are well boiled. Eating snails is healthy and appealing however we make sure we advice our women to make sure they’re well cooked even so every food we teach how to wash them properly with clean water more especially vegetables which is often the cause of some virus out breaks which spread through unclean food.Maintaining an overall healthy diet not only offers your body the energy and nutrition that it needs to function, but offers several health benefits as well.Below is a list those foods that are the best for you body, and the health benefits that those foods provide.
Fruits and Vegetables
Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables as an overall healthy diet may:
reduce risk for stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
reduce risk for type 2 diabetes.
protect against certain cancers, such as mouth, stomach, and colon-rectum cancer.
reduce the risk of coronary artery disease.
help decrease bone loss and reduce the risk of developing kidney stones.
No fruits or vegetables have cholesterol, and most are naturally low in fat and calories.
Vegetables are a great source for potassium, dietary fiber, folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin C.
Fruits are a great source for nutrients such as potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C and folic acid.
Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure.
Dietary fiber helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber is important for proper bowel function. Fiber-containing foods such as vegetables help provide a feeling of fullness with fewer calories.
Folic acid (folate) helps the body form red blood cells. Women of childbearing age who may become pregnant and those in the first trimester of pregnancy should consume adequate folic acid, including folic acid from fortified foods or supplements.
Vitamin A keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect against infections.
Vitamin E helps protect vitamin A and essential fatty acids from cell oxidation.
Vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps teeth and gums healthy.
Vitamin C also aids in iron absorption.
Grains, especially whole grains, provide several health benefits. Grains provide essential nutrients and helps reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases.
Eating a diet high in grains, especially whole grains, as an overall healthy diet may …
help with weight management.
reduce the risk of coronary artery disease.
Grains provide many nutrients such as dietary fiber, B vitamins and minerals.
Dietary fiber may help reduce blood cholesterol levels and lower risk of heart disease.
B vitamins are essential for your metabolism by helping your body release energy from protein, fat and carbohydrates.
Folic acid helps the body form blood cells and is especially important for women of childbearing age who may become pregnant.
Magnesium from whole grains helps build bones and release energy from muscles.
French researchers found that a flavanoid called phloridzin that is found only in apples may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and may also increase bone density. Boron, another ingredient in apples, also strengthens bones.
One recent study shows that children with asthma who drank apple juice on a daily basis suffered from less wheezing than children who drank apple juice only once per month. Another study showed that children born to women who eat a lot of apples during pregnancy have lower rates of asthma than children whose mothers ate few apples.
The pectin in apples supplies galacturonic acid to the body which lowers the body’s need for insulin and may help in the management of diabetes.
Breast Cancer Prevention:
A Cornell University study found that rats who ate one apple per day reduced their risk of breast cancer by 17 percent. Rats fed three apples per day reduced their risk by 39 percent and those fed six apples per day reduced their risk by 44 percent.
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