Thursday, 16 October 2014
Health and food: Making an informed choice of food items part I
Eat healthy and eat plenty of nutritious food. Eating unhealthy food will lead to a host of diseases and sometimes death. As a rule of thumb, eating packaged foods and fast foods is bad.
Pick out vegetables and fruits you are safe there. Vegetables and fruits have lots of essential minerals and vitamins that your body ordinarily does not process. You also need your daily dose of carbohydrates and proteins in addition to fats. Make sure you choose healthy fats that are monounsaturated fats and not trans fats or saturated fats. Olive oil, nuts and fish contain good fats while deep fried foods and animal meat contain bad fats.
Many reasons exist why one should avoid packaged foods and fast foods. The fast foods contain plenty of sugar and additives, preservative and coloring many of which are not good for your healthy existence. They have lots of trans fats and saturated fats.
Food must contain enough carbohydrates because these are metabolized within the body and become energy. The proportion of this energy source must be 30 –40% while proteins that take part in the tissue building process must be 25 – 35 %. The rest of your food is made of fats. Fats are important because they play a significant role in metabolizing of vitamins and in synthesis of hormones.
Remember, you need at least 2453 Calories of food (for men), otherwise your body goes into starvation mode. For women, the minimum is 1963 Calories.
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