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 The most influence person in my life

 

In our life, we will have many contacts with other people like parents, relatives, tutors and friends. Everyone will have their most influential person. In my life, Jack is the most influential person. He is my boyfriend and we met almost five years ago. My life and world view are changed because he always makes me a happy girl.

Jack, who is an active guy, is my past colleague’s friend. We make a very good friendship. After one year, we became lovers and talked about everything in our daily life. Although he still is a college student, he is very versatile and he is an intellectual. At the beginning, because of him my attitude was changed when I was dealing with my parents. It is because my mother wanted to control everything for me when I was young still does now. Even though I go to make friends and go out to take a rest, my mother likes to control, too. As a result, I don’t like my mother very much and always argue with her because she thinks that she is always right and doesn’t want to listen to other’s opinion. Jack taught me not to argue with my mother so much and try to control myself. That is because nobody wants to argue with their family frequently. If the family lives in harmony, everything can be well-done and I will be happier to stay with my family. He explained to me that although he does not agree with my mother’s method, we can not choose our parents for ourselves. And there is only one mother in our life. So, I will try my best to control myself to live with my family because of him. Unfortunately, my mother only thinks what she does is good for her daughter but never thinks that something she did might be wrong. So, he taught me to try to consider the things from my mother’s side and if my mother is still doing that, then try to explain to her and not quarrel.

Jack changed my view on this modern society. I don’t like this society, because I feel a lot of things made me unhappy. The main reason is when I want to introduce a new friend to my mother, she will ask many questions about the background of my friend and make my friend very confused and shocked because of her contents of the conversation. So, I don’t have any friends because everyone is afraid of my mother. At school, my classmates bullied me everyday. I told the teacher what my classmate did, but the teacher didn’t believe me. When I came home, I told my mother and she just would tell me that is my destiny. It will be very difficult for me to make friends.

But when I met Jack, he introduced his friends to me. His friends are very nice. He taught me there are many different kinds of people in the world and their personalities are all different. So, I should not change my view because of them. And he taught me there are many other interesting things in the world.

Finally, he taught me many other things, too. For instance, I didn’t know anything about computers because my mother doesn’t like me to use computers. She thought computers were only for play. Jack told me the computer is very important in our future, so he spent a long time to teach me that and still does. He would teach me all the things which he knows. If he knows that I can learn some skills from doing something which my mother doesn’t allow me to do, he will let me do it and give me support. And when I do something wrong, he will angry and teach me the right way.

In short, Jack is the most influential person in my life. He has changed my life in many ways. My attitude with my parents and my view of this society was changed. And I learned many other skills from him. He made me be an active girl. He wants me to be a happy girl everyday. He still always teaches me what I have to do to make my life better.

Diet And Nutrition

 

      Diet and Nutrition play a big role in our lifestyle. They are so important in our body. We need balanced meals in order to stay healthy. We can’t be short of diet and nutrition. Food is essential for life as it is the source of energy and nutrients. Nutrients are substances obtained from food and used in the body for releasing energy, promoting growth, maintaining, and repairing body tissues and sustaining all life processes. Nutrients are classified into two groups, macronutrients and micronutrients. Nutrients are the basic necessity for our existence. If we don’t look after our diet and nutrition, we might have eating disorders.

Food is the main energy for our life. Nutrients are chemical components present in food. When consumed in adequate amounts, nutrients fulfill all the functions of food in the body. Body needs each and every nutrient in a specific amount everyday. Our diet should include appropriate calories and various nutrients. The diet must supply plentiful energy to support our growth. Body weight depends on our control of the balance between energy intake and energy expenditure.

Macronutrients include water, fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Water is a vital food substance. Water makes up 85 percent of blood, 70 percent of muscles, and about 75 percent of the brain in our body. We must drink the equivalent of eight to ten ounces of water everyday to replace such losses. Water includes the soup, soft drinks, tea, coffee and other drinks we take. They contain mainly water. Fruits are good sources of water, too.

Fats are made up of three elements of Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen. These elements are arranged together will define the characteristics of the fat and will determine whether it is saturated and unsaturated. Fats act as a food reserve. Fat is a concentrated energy source, which provides nine kcal for each gram of fat. Fat can be divided into saturated fat and unsaturated fat. Saturated fats include the butter, cheese and meat. Unsaturated fats include corn, sesame and sunflower oils.

Proteins are large molecules which contain carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen atoms. Proteins are important for growth. One gram of protein provides four kcal. The basic units of proteins are amino acids. The amino acids supplied from dietary protein are needed for synthesis of body proteins in muscles, organs, bone and skin, and for synthesis of enzymes, certain hormones, antibodies. Proteins are found in many foods, such as fish, eggs and milk. Deficiencies of protein or of one or more of the indispensable amino acids will lead to reduced growth in children or loss of muscle mass in adults and lack of B6 and B-12 may cause anemia, smooth tongue, muscle twitching. Carbohydrates are food substances which contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms in a fixed ratio. Carbohydrates are the principal dietary source of energy. They are comprised of simple carbohydrates, complex carbohydrates and dietary fibers. Carbohydrates provide us with energy for metabolism. Carbohydrates are found in the foods such as sugars.

Micronutrients often refer to minerals and vitamins. Minerals are needed to maintain the delicate cellular fluid balance, to form bone and blood cells, to provide for electrochemical nerve activity, and to regulate muscle tone and activity. Minerals provide the elements we need for our body. These elements include sodium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, iodine, potassium, magnesium and chlorine. Vitamins help to control the metabolism, so they are important for health. Vitamins are present in a large variety of foods. Vitamins can be divided into fat soluble and water soluble. Fat soluble include vitamins A, D, E and K. Water soluble includes vitamin C and B-complex. Vitamin A plays a central role in tissue development and maintenance. It keeps of normal vision, growth/repair and cell differentiation, health of epithelial cells, fetal development, protection against infection, lower cancer risk. Vitamin D is useful for preventing and treating vitamin D-deficiency bone diseases. Vitamin E is an essential fat-soluble vitamin. Vitamin K is necessary for the conversion of osteoclasis to its active form. Vitamin K includes dark leafy greens such as spinach, broccoli, sprouts. Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid. It is needed for the synthesis and repair of connective tissue. Vitamin B-complex are B6 and B-12, which help make red blood cells and maintain nerve cells.

Humans provide their bodies with too many or too few nutrients or without control, they might develop eating disorders. Anorexia and Bulimia are examples of the eating disorders. Anorexia is an eating disorder where people starve themselves. Anorexia usually begins in young people around the onset of puberty. Individuals suffering from anorexia have extreme weight loss. Weight loss is usually 15% below the person's normal body weight. People suffering from anorexia are very skinny, but are convinced that they are overweight. Weight loss is obtained by many ways. Some of the common techniques used are excessive exercise, intake of laxatives and not eating. Actually those common techniques also for Bulimia, too. Bulimia is a disorder that is characterized by recurrent episodes of binging and purging, in which the sufferer often channels emotional problems through food. They feel a lack of control during the eating binges.

In short, diet and nutrients are very important for us. They support our health. Food is important in our life. It is the origin of energy and nutrients. Nutrients are assorted into macronutrients and micronutrients. They are very important in our bodies because they help us to build bodies and be healthy. If we don’t control our diet and nutrition, we might develop eating disorders.