Today most of us strive to maintain our body weight, size, and health, to do that we have to understand what we are cooking and eating. It is very vital to provide not only ourselves but also our families’ healthy meals. Healthy meals help us to grow both physically and mentally. Healthy foods can boost our body immune system and also protect us from server illness such as diabetes, cancer and heart diseases. Eating too much or too frequently does not mean that one is eating healthy, the best to make sure you are eating healthy is to observe and choose your diet; make sure you are eating a balanced diet.
What is a balanced diet?
A balanced diet is a diet that comprises all the right nutrients your body requires. The right nutrients include Vitamins, Carbohydrates, and Proteins. Eating a balanced diet helps the body to grow faster, run smoothly, improves mental abilities, reduces the risk of getting sick, and helps the body to relax and sleep well.
What is a healthy food?
There is a lot of information all on the internet about healthy foods, with all this information, sometimes it can be hard to know what is true or false. Definition of good food is quite confusing, but healthy food is food that rate high on Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) scale. Most or all healthy food contain antioxidant ability; they are low in salt, sugar and Trans fats.
The importance of varying your diet.
Most people consider that healthy eating should include 5-7 portions of fruits and vegetables a day that is not true; eating only vegetables does not also mean that one is eating healthy. A healthy balance diet should be 3-4 vegetables and 2-3 fruits 2-3 grains (such pumpkin seeds, ground nuts, cashew nuts, brown rice and whole grain barley) and finally a 2-3 portion of low fats protein such as fish and skinless chicken. It is common for people to have favorite meals that are not bad just remember that one food cannot make you healthy on its own, try and vary and balance your diet.