What is Healthy Nutrition?
When we read, watch or listen to nutritionists and experts on healthy eating, we get the impression that any food is beneficial or detrimental to something. If foods for particular person with particular health and physical condition are useful, easily can be detrimental to a person with opposite predispositions.
For example, foods that are high in protein are useful for a person who want to reduce the percentage of fat in the body and increase the percentage of muscle mass, but is harmful to people who have certain kidney problems.
So do not “blindly” stick to the recommendations and advices that you often hear from the media, but educate yourselves and find what could be defined as healthy or beneficial nutrition for you.
How to consume the most prevalent food products and not make a mistake?
- Fresh fruit. Try to consume no more than one kilogram daily. Although most fruits are light, with a large percentage of water, vitamins and minerals, yet they contain sugars. The excessive consumption of fruits can also lead to a bigger belly.
- Milk and dairy products. For a healthy body, milk and milk products can be a great source of valuable food ingredients. However, the same rule applies for these products. They are also great for everyday healthy diets.
- Crops. Cereals are an essential food product for humans in the last ten thousand years, so in some way over evolution we are best suited to exploit cereals. Try to consume cereals in other ways, not only as bread. Several roasted or boiled corn-cobs a week may pleasantly surprise your body.
- Meat. The meat should be very carefully handled. Our esophagus is more similar to the esophagus from animals that do not eat meat, than the ones that eat meat. You can’t go wrong if you treat meat as a supplement to the main meal. In slightly larger amounts we can consume lean meats such as roast chicken.
- Nuts. Lately much is written and discussed about nuts which glorify their nutritional characteristics. In general the data is correct, but be careful not to consume more than fifty grams per day and preferably raw and without additives like salt or other spices.