Nutrizone Zambia

Providing Professional Nutrition advice and coaching on Weight loss management,and diets in management of Non-communicable diseases to the General Public

[05/03/19]   Natural Cure for Stomach Ulcers
Ulcers are caused by a bacteria called helicobator pylori.It feeds and thrives in sodium.
Reduce on SALT intake through food to starve the bacteria.

[01/18/19]   WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING ON OUR DIET IN 2019.
Experts from Havard university and London school of Tropical medicine in a bid to have a healthier population and environment issued the following diet recommendations.
500g of fruit and vegetables/day.
230g of cereals
28g of fish
Eat beef once per month of 14g.
This is a public health recommendation thus individual variations on quantities apply.
The point is..we should limit intake of red meat and replace it with legumes, Eat more vegetables & fruits more than cereals.
My perspective is that civilization has led to consumption of "alleged food" (ice cream, cakes, sugar,carbonated drinks a.k.a soft drinks ,excessive alcohol etc) and we are forgeting that our bodies need vitamines and minerals from real food to function well.We are ready to pay money for weight loss program but we dont want to change our eating habits and inactive lifestyle.

Happy life starts with good thoughts.

PEANUTS & HEALTH
Are nutritious nuts high in protein,contains oleic acid good for your heart,has anti-cancer effect, rich in B vitamins good for your brain and memory.
However,peanuts are highly susceptible to fungi Aspergillus which produces aflatoxin.Aflatoxin is poisonous chemical which causes cancer of the liver and stomach.Additionally aflatoxin slows growth in children leading to stunting.Furthermore, aflatoxin reduces ones immunity making one susceptible to infection.
WHAT TO DO
Dont swallow any grondnut with visible signs of rottin as in picture shown or tastes bitter/rotten.
Unfortunately for peanut paste in shops,its not possible for consumers to know, hope processing company removes all infected nuts before milling.

Happy life starts with correct pieces of truth.

[09/18/18]   TRUTH ABOUT TAMARIND JUICE
Has high level of tartaric acid which gives it sour taste.Tartaric acid is an antioxidant, which is a health benefit.However, take it with caution coz acid can damage your teeth just like lemon.
Secondly, it has minerals, common in fruits.
In conclusion, it will not cure your diabetes, BP, heart dizz,diarrheoa as claimed but is a "healthy food choice" healthier than "carbonated sugar water" we call drinks.

Happy life....
Starts with healthy food choice.

[08/25/18]   HEALTH ALERT
While we are promoting fish consumption for its health benefits,consumers of fish from L uangwa should worry for their health instead.
I learned the bad news with sadness that all fish samples from Luangwa was this year JUNE, 2018 found with ORGANOPHOSPHATES.
Luangwa District Commissioner Ngoni Moyo shared the analysis report by ZABS with luangwa fishermen who confirmed the use a named pesticide to preserve fish.They further added that it is a common practice among fishermen including fishermen from a named neiboring country.
Organophosphate is toxic chemical known to damage nervous system if taken in large quantities, aside other effects like diarrhoea, nausea, body rash, and general body weakness.Worse still, organophosphate is carcinogenic.

Happy life...
Knowledge is power.

[08/21/18]   SLEEP PROBLEMS?
Not having enough sleep(insomnia) can be annoying and makes you irritable, loose focus during day,develop memory problems and likely to have accidents.Lack of sleep predisposes one to weight gain and obesity.
WHAT'S CAUSE OF INSOMNIA?
1.Late dinner of carbs and protein, 2.stress and 3.bright lighting in bedroom including cellphone light.
Lack of sleep increases secretion of appetite hormone ghrelin, making you to eat more consequently gain weight.
4. Gender: Women are more prone than men due to hormonal changes during menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause.
5. Working in rotating shifts sends sleep clock off balance.
WHAT'S SOLUTION
1.Eat light early meals for dinner.2.Exercise during the day, exercise reduces all forms of stress.
3.Avoid day time naps.
4.Avoid high caffein drinks.
5.Avoid use of cellphone or laptop in bed, the light will affect your sleep.Your room should have good ventilation and right temperature.
GOOD SLEEP REDUCES SECRETION OF APPETITE HORMONE AND INCREASES SECRETION OF LEPTIN, A SATIETY HORMONE(you feel full and eat less).
An adult is supposed to get 7 hours of sleep every day.

HAPPY LIFE...

[08/18/18]   HEALTH ALERT!
Chewing gum is unhealthy.Gum is made out of synthetic rubber which is plastic.Research has shown that plastic in contact with our food is toxic to our health.Additionally, plastic polutes our environment.

HAPPY LIFE.

HAPPY LIFE..

[08/15/18]   "MAN BOOBS"
It is a common sight in zed but what's the cause?
Let's get to science.The hormone Estrogen is the cause.It is mistakenly thought by many that estrogen is women-centric, the truth is,both man and woman have estrogen,necessary to support life.The problem comes when there is an imbalance of this hormone such that you have too much of it than required in your system.
The unwanted effects of having too much of estrogen include;
1.FOR MEN:"Man boobs",importence, and infertility.
2.FOR WOMEN: Irregular menstruation.
3.FOR BOTH: Anxiety, Moody,difficult sleep and weight gain (fat).
WHAT CAUSES ESTROGEN IMBALANCE.
1.Poor diet and foods high in estrogen such as soya and milk.
2.Inactivity.
3.Chemicals in our food chain which disrupt our normal hormonal functions, I.e Bisphenal A in plastics disrupts insulin function, it's even carcinogenic.
Knowledge is power, eat wisely.
HAPPY LIFE starts with good thinking and Nutrition.

[08/07/18]   TIP
Your whole lifestyle affects your heart health, eat a fruit today..

ABOUT BLUE BAND VIDEO
Natural fats are in three categories,
Fat, oil and waxes.Fat is a solid at room temperature and is from animals.Oils are liquids at room temperature and are plant based together with waxes though they are solids.
The food industry alter chemical structure of oils to change its physical property and come up with a product of choice such as shortenings, lard and margerines.
The processs include hydrogenation,interesterification,isomerization.
The result is change in physical properties of oil, one of them is melting point. The change is brought about by any of the following.
1.change in configuration of structure from alpha, to beta and beta'.
2.Double bonds converted to single bonds or saturation.
3.A short chain converted into a long chain.
4.Cis configuration changed to trans (location of hydrogen atoms in structure changed).
All these result in increase in melting point of a fat and can range from 100-300 degrees celcius.The melting range is called 'plastic range' and it differs among products.
Additionally, emulsifiers are used to enable oil mix with water to come up with a fat of desired consistency (common knowledge oil and water don't mix).Emulsifiers also have an effect on increasing melting point of oil.
This is how we have butter, lard margerines with wide range of uses such as baking and confectioneries.
Therefore, it's very normal for blue band not to melt in water, that is how the product was manufactured, to withstand high temperatures.
From health point of view, vegetable oils modified into solid/fats are not good for you.Do a self check, How much are you consuming these fats in form of baked foods or spread.

Happy life starts with healthy thinking,body, mind.

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The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are critical for future growth and development. At this year’s #NutritionSummitZAM we will be looking at the latest guidance on tackling malnutrition, for a healthier more prosperous Zambia #EarlyMomentsMatter. @NFNCZambia

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MINISTRY OF LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES ERECTS NEW GOAT MULTIPLICATION CENTRE | The National Food and Nutrition Commission Of Zambia

nfnc.org.zm MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND LIVESTOCK SAYS THE CONSTRUCTION OF A GOAT MULTIPLICATION CENTRE WILL IMPROVE GOAT DISTRIBUTION UNDER THE SUN PROGRAMME IN SAMFYA

[10/23/17]   Tip
Managing stress is an important way to lose/manage your weight.Chronic stress facilitates formation of hormone cortisol which promotes abdominal fat deposits.

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WISE NUTRITION
We know that junk foods are not good for your health, and yet junk food is selling the most.We are living life as a function of our appetites and not our conscious.Let's wise up and stop mindless eating of junk foods as well as overeating.
As Dr. Stephen Covey put it in one of his books,"Nothing tastes as good as thin feels".However, unguided dieting is not good for your health too.
Wise nutrition should be supported by consistent exercise and getting enough rest.

Happy life

THIS WILL WORK FOR YOU
I was delighted to see our president do push ups when he launched National health week.
As we celebrate health week ladies and gentlemen, lets try this healthy diet.
Fill half your plate with vegetables at each meal 1/4 with cereal and other 1/4 with meat or a legume.
Replace fizzy drinks with water.
Eat at least 3 different fruits each day.

Healthy lifestyle, Healthy Nation.

Solution to good health and happy life is raw food 🍲 with more of fruits,vegetables and legumes.

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[01/19/17]   ALCOHOL & KIDNEY STONES
They are very painful, usually require surgery as solution.
Kidney stones get formed as result of concentration of minerals such as calcium, oxalate, phosphorous, struvite and uric acid from food we eat.Concentration of these minerals and acid is brought about by DEHYDRATION.
So how does alcohol affect formation of kidney stones?
To start with,ALCOHOL is a DIURETIC.It encourages passing of urine.This function helps in excretion of these excess minerals through urine before they concentrate into stones.
However, when alcohol is taken in excess, makes a person to pass a lot of urine consequently lose of body water leading to dehydration.Note that dehydration is the reason you have that 'hangover headache' in morning after a good nite out.The 2013 Lancet studies indicate that moderate drinking especially red wine reduces risk of kidney stones by 28% while excessive drinking increases risk by 32%.
If you dont drink make sure to stay hydrated whole day.If you drink, remember to moderate and stay hydrated all the time.Take PLENTY OF CLEAN WATER.

Happy life in 2017

IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN POWER
It's everyone's need to have good memory power and an awsome mind.
To enhance your mind, planting good THOUGHTS is key, and this should be backed by 'MIND foods'.
A mind diet contains proteins from legumes everyday, fish and poultry at least twice a week, whole grains,at least four servings of fruit per day and lots of dark green leafy and other colored vegetables, preferably RAW but safe.All nuts and berries are great foods for brain power.
Legumes are better in nutrition value and health benefits when soaked or sprouted before cooking.Sprouting removes anti nutritive factors, increases Vitamin and mineral content and improves digestibility of the bean by release of enzymes during germination process.In sprouted beans are also AFLATOXIN free.
The mind hates diet rich in processed foods,fried foods, red meat, cheese,butter & margarine and excessive alcohol.

Happy life in 2017 and beyond.

[11/23/16]   HOW DETOX YOUR LIVER.
Hepatic cells (Liver) may get damaged by Alcohol, herbal medicines, drugs especially over the counter and toxins from food i.e mycotoxins from fungi.
If you think your liver needs detox you should include garlic and lemon in your diet. LEMON activates liver function, improves digestion thus it's healthy practice to FLUSH your liver with lemon juice.The rind also has essential oilss,so its better eaten with the rind.Garlic is well known for its medicinal and anti inflammatory qualities which are of benefit to the liver too.

Happy life..

[09/30/16]   ALCOHOL & HEALTHY LIVING.
Studies indicate that alcohol when taken in moderation has health benefits and was concluded that moderate drinkers are less stressed, have less risk of developing hypertension and heart conditions compared to non drinkers.
Moderate drinking is one drink per day for ladies while for men it's not more than two drinks per day.
However,most drinkers find it difficult to be within limits,most Times, a NIGHT OUT is characterised of more than recommended intakes (excessive drinking) putting drinkers at higher risk of above mentioned health problems PLUS obesity and diabetes when compared to non drinkers.
Drink if you can and don't if you cannot control your limits.

Happy living..

[09/02/16]   POOP IN YOUR BREATH?
Fundamentals of life is to eat,digest food,effectively utilize the nutrients and empty our bowels.All other things remain optional.
Failure to go to the toilet (constipation) is the biggest health problem we have and is the underlying cause of most health problems we experience.
One of them is bad breath.When you are constipated,gases from feacal matter in large intestines get absorbed in blood and eventually find themselves in lungs and get excelled in breath (poop in breath).
Eat your vegetables and drink plenty of water to prevent constipation.

HAPPY LIFE

[08/12/16]   COLOR OF YOUR PEE
Colour of urine is a reliable sign of how much hydrated you are.Staying hydrated all the time is one of health habits we should undertake to avoid ailments as such Kidney stones.If your PEE is coloured,it means you got toxins your body needs to get rid of and definitely you are not drinking enough water to enable this process.DRINK WATER to stay hydrated and you will know by color of urine which,it should be CLEAR.

STAY HYDRATED & HAPPY.

EAT THESE FOODS TO REVAMP YOUR ENERGY LEVELS
Eating living foods such as bean sprouts,juices and smoothies has a lot more health benefits than dead foods.There is no way you can obtain optimal health and performance be it intellect or physical activity if your diet is full of dead food.Sprouts on the other hand are loaded with energy from the sun and have minerals and vitamins for your vitality...

[05/14/16]   Cooking tomatoes makes the lycopene in form which is readily available for use by the body.
Tomatoes for prevention of ill health.
LIVE A HAPPY LIFE.

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IS IT A LOCAL SUPER FRUIT OR VEGETABLE?
Tomato when ripe contains lycopene,a pigment which gives it its red colour.Lycopene is a caroteinoid and a power full antioxidant that neutralizes free oxygen radicals.Therefore,eating ripe tomatoes will give you the following benefits;
Protection against many forms of cancers,namely cancer of prostate in men,breast,skin,and lung.
Reduces the risk of macular degeneration.
Protects against atherosclerosis by reducing Low density Lipoprotein Oxidation.
Now to answer the question whether tomato is a fruit or vegetable,it just depends on perspective you looking at it.
In terms of taxes,it is taxed under fruits category.
In botany,it is a fruit since it grows from an ovary while in food industry,it is a vegetable since it is eaten together with meat.

HAPPY LIFE

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[04/29/16]   LOCAL SUPER FOODS
Papaya is one fruit which produces fruit all year round in Zambia.It is rich in Vitamin C,vitamin A and B vitamins. Hence, papaya has traditionally been used in treating ailments such as macular degeneration,inflammation,heart and prostate health.
Papaya contains an enzyme papain which is beneficial in improving digestion and production of human growth hormone for
cell rejuvenation of liver,muscle and bones.

HAPPY LIVING WITH LOCAL FOODS.

[04/20/16]   HOW TO STAY HEALTHY WITH UNHEALTHY BODY WEIGHT
Non communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death in the world.The sad thing is that,according to WHO 2015 publication on Guidelines of sugar intakes, 3/4 of these deaths happen in middle and low income countries(82%).Obesity,an independent risk factor for NCDs is the result of poor diet and Physical Inactivity.The reason is obese people have high cholesterol levels in their blood which bring about damage to circulatory system and initiation of cascade of problems.
The food am going to recommend in this post are high in fat content am sure you know the implications.
As stated above, Avocados and groundnuts are high in fat but it is ''good fat'' that lowers cholesterol levels in your blood just like olive oil.The good thing is that both Avocados and Groundnuts are locally available and at affordable price.

YOU ARE BIG AND HEALTHY
CAUTION:Attaining your ideal body weight is the best healthy living.

[04/03/16]   PROTECT YOUR EYES
Ultraviolet light and visible blue light do produce oxidative stress which damages the retina of our eyes.Consequently,a person whose diet is deficient in antioxidants such as Vitamin C is likely to develop cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.Vitamin C is highly concentrated in fluid of eye and is important antioxidant of retina and thus protects your eye from damage and loss of vision.Other important nutrients for this function is vitamin E and beta carotene.
Additionally,invest in high quality synglasses with UV protection.

HAPPY HEALTHY LIFE TO YOU.

[03/11/16]   Vitamin A in Pregnancy
Pregnancy brings joy to family and friends.For a woman it also brings about food craving.Vitamin A is important in Pregnancy and women are encouraged to include vitamin A rich foods during pregnancy.
However,high intake of Vitamin A is dangerous to the unborn baby.Therefore,Pregnant women should not take any vitamin A supplements and should avoid foods like LIVER which are high in Vitamin A.
ALL THE BEST AND GOOD DAY.

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