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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 8, 1973)
'You are what you eat'
"You are what you eat."
But few people eat a meal and think
about the nutrients being shoveled into their
bodies. Ask what they are eating and the
answer will be asparagus, bread, pork chops
and milk, not vitamfn A, carbohydrates,
protein and calcium.
But it's the vitamins, minerals, proteins,
carbohydrates, fats and water-collectively
known as nutrients-which make-up your
body. And food helps by transporting these
nutrients into the body.
When the body receives these nutrients In
such as infancy and adolescence. Pregnant
and nursing women need more than the
normal amount of nutrients to maintain the
fetus and produce milk.
All nutrients, with the exception of
carbohydrates, are active in the regulation of
body processes. Fatty acids, proteins,
minerals, vitamins and water each perform
essential regulatory functions such as moving
fluids, coagulating blood, activating enzymes
and maintaining normal body temperature.
. Fruits and vegetables, often overlooked in
today's short-order world, are the best
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the proper amounts, the result is good
nutrition. Some benefits of good nutrition
are recognized readily. Good posture, firm
muscles and vitality.
Nutrients in foods have three
physiological functions: to provide energy,
to build and maintain cells and tissues and to
regulate body processes.
Carbohydrates, fats and proteins are the
nutrients which are converted into energy,
otherwise known as calories. Carbohydrates
in cereals are the major energy sources. (Rice
and wheat provide 41 per cent of the world's
Adequate calorie intake is determined by
three things: basil metabolism (the amount
of calories used during physical, digestive
and emotional rest), body temperature
regulation and physical activity.
Protein builds and maintains cells. The
best protein sources are meat, fish, dairy
products and lentils. Minerals and water also
Adequate intake of building and
maintenance nutrients is especially
important during periods of rapid growth,
sources of the body regulating vitamins and
Not only are these nutrients necessary for
body regulation, but vitamin and mineral
deficiences also can result in disease.
Vitamin C will prevent scurvy. The B
vitamin, thiamine, prevents beriberi. A lack
of vitamin D results in rickets. Too little
iodine causes a thyroid condition known as a
Fortunately, most nutrients are
sufficiently met in American diets to prevent
the common occurence of these diseases.
But their contributions to body regulation
still are important to your well-being.
Space does not permit a detailed
description of vitamins and minerals, their
functions and food sources. If you are
interested in learning more about vitamins
and minerals, as well as the other nutrients, I
suggest you contact the Extension Office in
the East Campus Information Building.
And when you eat dinner tonight,
translate the food into nutrients. The body
translates the nutrients into the physical
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Mick Jogger in Performance
Performance it sat in contemporary' London and it a
story of the underworld and a probe into love and hate. The
The music is mostly written by Jack Nituche and conducted
by Randy Newman with vocals by Buffy Sainte Marie, Merry
Clayton, and the last poet. Mick Jagger and James Fox are
Jane Fonda in Kbte
Klute is the story of a terror-ridden New York call girt
hunted by a psychopathic killer. Jane Fonda won an oscar
for her poigant portrayal. . .cynical, yet sensitive. Donald
Sutherland (MASH) plays the small-town detective
who leads the hunt for the killer. Sutherlands low-key
portrayal is a perfect balance for Ms. Fonda's intensity.
PERFORMANCE SATURDAY HENZLIK HALL
KLUTE FRIDAY 7:00 and 9:30 P.M.
you don't see?
How much do you really know about the ICEBERG
LETTUCE CONTROVERSY? Want more facti? Safe
way urges you to watch thii week's program on edu
cational TV, THE ADVOCATES.
The lettuce controversy is a Union controversy. Safe
way Stores, Incorporated does not grow nor harvest
lettuce. Safeway purchases from growers or.ly tho best
lettuce available. More than 80 is Union harvested.
Farm workers should be guaranteed freedom to choose
between Unions or non-Union affiliation.
thursday, march 8, 1973
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