Balance & Moderation:
There are so many healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, meat, fishes, eggs which are most essential for everyone’s healthy life.
It is very important for health to have a balanced diet & one that does not focus on one specific type of food.
Fruits & Berries:
Fruits are a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C & minerals. Fruits & berries are among the world’s most popular health foods.
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Apple, Avocados, Oranges, Bananas, Blueberries, Strawberries, Grapes, Grapefruit, Cherries, Olives, Peaches, Pears, Pineapples, Mangoes, lemons & Raspberries are some healthy fruits & incredible in taste also.
People who eat fruits regularly, have a reduced risk of Chronic diseases. Fruits are important source of many nutrients including Potassium, Fiber, Vitamins, Folic Acid & many more.
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Eating a diet rich in fruit may reduce risk of stroke & other cardiovascular diseases & may protect against certain cancers.
Fruits helps to maintain Optimum health.
1 to 2 1/2 cups of fruits are recommended each day depending on how many calories someone’s need.
Fish meat & eggs:
Fish & other sea foods are very healthy & nutritious. They are especially rich in Omega 3 fatty acids & Iodine.
People who eat the most sea foods tend to live longer & have a lower risk of many diseases including heart disease, dementia & depression.
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Salmon, Sardines, Shell Fish, Shrimp, Trout & Tuna are different types of fish.
All types of fish are incredibly popular due to excellent taste & high amount of nutrients including Protein.
Sardines are small, oily fish that have majority of nutrients which is required by the human body
Shrimp tends to be low in fat & calories but high in Protein, Selenium, & Vitamin B12.
Trout & Tuna are another type of delicious oily fishes similar to Salmon.
Meat have many nutrients & contains Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Iron, Zinc, Selenium & Various other Vitamins & Minerals.
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Meat is also loaded with healthy fats. There are many claims about meat being able to contribute to serious diseases like cardiovascular disease & diabetes.
However, this myth has actually been debunked quite thoroughly in recent years. Studies now show the saturated fat in the meat is not linked to heart disease.
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Meat contains high quality Proteins & Amino Acids. If you want to gain or maintain muscles then the Protein in meat can be beneficial for you.
Eggs are also a very good source of inexpensive high quality Protein. Egg white have Vitamin B2 & lower amount of fat & cholesterol than the yolk.
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Egg whites are rich source of Selenium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 & minerals such as Zinc, Iron & Copper.
Fresh vegetables have almost all of the nutritional benefits that our body requires. Vegetables are good source of Vitamins, Minerals, Antioxidant elements & dietary fiber.
Vegetables are low in calories & fats. All the green vegetables are rich sources of Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Beta Carotene, Vitamin B_Complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin A & Vitamin K. Vegetables are good for healthy immune system.
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There are a long list of vegetables whose calories are less than 20 per 100g such as cabbage, egg plant, spinach, bitter melon, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, garlic, onions, tomatoes, cabbage & mushrooms.
Eat at least 5-7 servings of fresh vegetables everyday. Seasonal vegetables should be encouraged. Bring variety in the choice of vegetables in your everyday diet. Yellow & orange color vegetables are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B, carotenes, zea_xanthins & crypto_xanthins, whereas dark green vegetables are good source of minerals & phenolic, flavonoid as well as anthocyanin anti oxidants.
Further more, human body spends a considerable amount of energy for the metabolism of foods when you add lots of vegetables nutrition in your everyday diet. Infact you set to lose more weight than you would gain.
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Important thing you need to do is that wash vegetables thoroughly especially green leafy vegetables, before use. Rinse in salt water for few minutes & gently swish in cool water that is perfect way to use vegetables with complete benefits.
Nuts Seeds & Peanuts:
Nuts & Seeds are super healthy foods. They are a great natural source of Vitamins, Protein, Fat & Fiber.
All nuts are the healthiest with the nutrients that body need. Almonds, walnuts, peanuts, coconuts all have much Calcium as milk, & contain Magnesium, Vitamin E, Selenium & lots of fiber. Almonds can lower cholesterol level & help prevent cancer.
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Walnuts contains the amino acid which offers multiple vascular benefits to people with heart disease. Walnuts are best antioxidant that are so powerful that may help prevent chemically induced liver damage.
1 quarter cup of walnuts provides more than 100% of the daily recommended value.
Nuts & Seeds are wonderful gifts for all of us that are crunchy yet buttery & wonderfully delicious in taste.
Nuts & Seeds contain a wide spectrum of micro nutrients including:
Circulation _ promoting arginine (an amino acid).
LDL cholestrol _ lowering phytosterols. Minerals, including potassium, calcium, magnesium & Selenium.
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Antioxidants, including flavonoids, resveratrol, tocopherols (Vitamin E) & carotenoids.
Nuts should not be eaten to excess. Nuts & Seeds are high in nutrients but also high in calories so they should be eaten in small quantity.