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Nutrition for Health and Development

Nutrition for Health and Development

Kolkata, Oct 12 (UNI) Nutrition is an input to and foundation for health and development.

On its own, breast milk provides all the nutrients and fluids that babies need for their first 6 months of healthy growth and development. Exclusively breastfed babies have better resistance against common childhood illnesses such as diarrhoea, respiratory infections and ear infections.

In later life, those who were breastfed as infants are less likely to become overweight or obese, or to suffer from noncommunicable diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Eating a variety of whole (i.e. unprocessed) and fresh foods every day helps children and adults to obtain the right amounts of essential nutrients. It also helps them to avoid a diet that is high in sugars, fats and salt, which can lead to unhealthy weight gain (i.e. overweight and obesity) and noncommunicable diseases.

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is especially important for young children's and development; it also helps older people to have healthier and more active lives.

Vegetables and fruit are important sources of vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre, plant protein and antioxidants. People whose diets are rich in vegetables and fruit have a significantly lower risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain types of cancer.

Fats and oils are concentrated sources of energy, and eating too much fat, particularly the wrong kinds of fat, can be harmful to health. For example, people who eat too much saturated fat and trans-fat are at higher risk of heart disease and stroke.

Trans-fat may occur naturally in certain meat and milk products, but the industrially produced trans-fat (e.g. partially hydrogenated oils) present in various processed foods is the main source.

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20 Oct 2018 | 9:29 PM

Hyderabad, Oct 20 (UNI) All India Congress Commitee (AICC) President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday evening participated in 'Shadbahavana Yatra' at the historic Charminar here.

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Rally to be organised in district jind on Oct 21 would prove to be milestone for development: FM

20 Oct 2018 | 9:27 PM

Chandigarh, Oct 20 (UNI) Haryana Finance Minister Capt.

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Haryana fixed time limit for disposal of Paper Under Consideration (PUCs)

20 Oct 2018 | 9:21 PM

Chandigarh, Oct 20 (UNI) With a view to ensure work efficiency in government offices, the Haryana government has fixed time limit for the disposal of Paper Under Consideration (PUCs) and files.

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Ensure timely disbursement of compensation to beneficiaries: Jammu Div Comm

20 Oct 2018 | 9:08 PM

Jammu, Oct 20 (UNI) Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma on Saturday directed for timely disbursement of compensation to beneficiaries whose land is being acquired for NHAI projects.

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