for another list, since it has been a while since we did one. Today, we will be
presenting you with one of our fan’s list of healthy foods. We would be lying
if we said we came up with this list. But we do find it useful. Enjoy!
eating and physical fitness go together, but there are no magic foods that
cause you to be one hundred percent healthy by just eating the one food. No,
you need a variety of foods from each of these food groups each day.
important to watch the portion size so as not to overeat. Make your mealtimes
pleasant and relaxed occasions and your healthy foods will work effectively
with your healthy emotions to give you a healthy body.
You may like all types of berries or just one or two favorites, but you can never go wrong by adding a few fresh berries as a quick energy snack or frozen berries made into a luscious smoothie in place of calorie laden desserts. Berries are high in vitamin C across the board, but some are high in other nutrients as well.
blueberries for vitamin C and heaps of anti-oxidants for the health of your
circulatory system. Gogi berries are less well-known but are wonderfully rich
in many of the nutrients your body needs to be nutritionally and physically fit.
The foods of
the citrus family are widely recognized as a valuable source of vitamin C.
Choose fully ripe citrus fruits for the best nutritional value and choose
citrus as near to the tree as possible. Tree ripened fruits picked at the peak of
perfection and consumed with hours of picking give you the top nutritional
rating. Try grapefruit for breakfast. Add a dash of fresh squeezed lime to your
salad as a dressing and enjoy slices of orange with coconut in a light honey
dressing for dessert.
of vegetables is amazing. For people who are vegetarian or vegan, choosing
vegetables to be part of a nutritionally sound diet is a way of life. Your
vegetable group provides many of the minerals required in a good diet. For
example, you may realize that potassium is necessary for healthy nutrition.
claim the benefits of potassium found in a single banana. But did you know, you
can also get adequate potassium in your diet by eating a stalk of broccoli? Try
a salad of fresh young spinach topped with pine nuts and stirred with lightly
cooked penne’. Feta cheese and a light vinaigrette dressing to create the
perfect light luncheon meal.
Like many other of the best foods, choosing only one type of whole grain for your meals doesn’t provide all the variety you need to be nutritionally sound. Often, mixing two or more whole grains together will give you complete proteins. For example, brown rice and wheat kernels with a spicy seasoning are a popular dish in many countries.
lean fish and nutritionally one of the best fish choices. It is rich in Omega-3
oils that are noted as helping improve the functioning of the brain. Salmon
baked whole with just lemon or lime as a seasoning makes a fantastic main dish
or a hearty luncheon featured menu item. Salmon is also commonly found in
chilled seafood dishes.
A legume is
the name for a variety of fruits with a single dry seed. Legumes are sometimes
called pods. Examples of edible legumes are soybeans, peas, dried beans and
peanuts, among others. Legumes are rich in iron and high in fiber, making them
excellent nutritional choices. Peanuts are a type of legume that have been used
to make hundreds of different products some edible and others with various
types of helpful uses.
Nuts and seeds
Nature has packed a lot of goodness into small packages. Most everyone has heard of walnuts and pecans which are very good nutritional products, but did you realize that flax seeds are brain food–containing critical non-meat sources of the Omega-3 oil.
here is lean. Americans eat far too much protein compared to the rest of the
world. Cut down of portion sizes–three ounces will provide all the needed
protein needed for your day. Also, trim
all visible fat from your protein source. Alternatively, use non meat
substitutes such as the complete proteins found in vegetable dishes like beans
and brown rice.
the type of tea you prefer, you can get an energy boost from a cup of green
tea, or the calming effect of chamomile tea. Get going with mint teas or start
your day with Earl Grey Breakfast Tea. Herbal teas are soothing, tasty and good
for you. Non herbal teas will help you to stay alert when you need help to
Olive oil is
probably the healthiest substance you can use to keep fat in your diet. You can
use it on your salad, mix it with a little vinegar to create your own, or fry
other foods in the hot oil. Just make
sure that the temperature is not too hot so that the oil is broken down.”
Nice list, isn’t it? Of course, it is just a list, and is not exhaustive. You know, learning about basic nutrition isn’t really too hard if you have the right resources. Otherwise it can be a struggle. We have done you all a favour and come up with a list that can help you. Check these out:
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