Medical Signing Lesson 06 Lifeprint.com. X. CONSUME: The concept of "consume" when discussing nutrition is generally expressed as "EAT." .
The sign is often modified by using both hands alternately and a bit larger movement that moves past the mouth and down a short distance as if showing the food going down the esophagus.
CALORIES: In 1890, the USDA appropriated the term "calorie" for a report on nutrition. A calorie was defined as the unit of heat required to raise 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius.
FAT: There is a version of the sign "FAT" that means overweight. When discussing "fat" as a food type I recommend you spell just spell: F-A-T.
METABOLISM: The sign for "metabolism" is done by holding both hands in "5"-handshapes palm back in front of the chest. Move the hands down, out to the side, up, and back in toward the center a bit.
"Energy that we use for “shipping and handling” (processing) of fuels in our body is known as the thermogenic effect of food and is equal to approximately 10% of daily caloric intake.
High energy density means that there are a lot of calories in a little food. Low energy density means there are few calories in a lot of food."
"Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that eating five or more servings of white rice per week was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
Replacing 50 grams of white rice (just one third of a typical daily serving) with the same amount of brown rice would lower risk of type 2 diabetes by 16%.