One basic article on nutrition
This article on nutrition is simplification of the basic advices necessary for healthy lifestyle and preventive.
The original diet consisted of fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts. Only later, after the flood, was the option of flesh food given.
Scientific research has proven that the basic original diet is still the most healthful. By eating foods in their natural state, unrefined and without additives, many diseases can be prevented and often even reversed.
Eat with pleasure. Food should have eye appeal as well as be flavorful. Our diets should include a variety of foods every day. By combining different types of food we are assured that we are getting all the necessary nutrients needed for good health.
Protein can be obtained from many sources other than meat. Peas and beans are excellent sources, especially when eaten with a whole grain such as brown rice, whole wheat, oats or corn.
Nuts are also rich in protein, but should be used in smaller quantities due to their high fat content. Even vegetables such as broccoli and potatoes contain protein and are high in vitamins and minerals too. Many myths exist about protein needs.
Most people consume far more protein than needed, which can overwork the kidneys and produce kidney disease.
Carbohydrates are an important source of food energy. It is best, however, to limit the simple carbohydrates (table sugar) found in most desserts, candies, soft drinks and sweetened cereals.
Complex carbohydrates are much better for us. Good sources include potatoes, brown rice, whole grain breads and whole grain cereals.
Limit fats in the diet. Lard, shortening, butter, fish, meat, poultry, margarine, fried foods, cream, mayonnaise and cheese contain unhealthy saturated fats.
FiberFiber is like scrub brushes in our bodies to keep our digestive system clean and functioning well. High fiber foods are fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains. Meats, milk products and refined foods have no fiber and tend to clog the digestive system, leading to disease.
Research has shown that a high fiber diet decreases the risk of many forms of cancer.
Sodium (salt) is hidden in many foods such as meat products, pickles, canned foods, baked goods with baking soda or baking powder and even many breakfast cereals.
It promotes high blood pressure and heart disease. Be aware of sodium and try to limit amounts in your diet.
What should I eat?
A balanced vegetarian diet is the best. Every day we should enjoy liberal portions of vegetables and fruit.
Eat whole grains - they have all the fiber, vitamins and minerals that are lost by refining. They also help prevent overeating and obesity as they are much more satisfying. Be sure to include legumes and nuts in your diet.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! A good breakfast should contain the most calories of any meal.
Choose foods high in protein and complex carbohydrates. Don’t forget the fruit.
Try to eat a good lunch and a very light supper. This will give you energy for the day and a better night of rest.
For healthy bodies and lots of vitality, eat a variety of good food in the most natural form possible and in moderation.
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