Are you feeding your body with all the essential nutrients?
It is practically impossible to be able to provide your body with all the zillion nutrients through your daily diet. But still, you can cover almost a majority of them if you follow a balanced and quintessential diet. A balanced diet will have a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grain, pulses, nuts, dairy products, poultry, red meat and fish. One should always choose a diet which is high on nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and low on calories.
High Nutritive Value Foods:
Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts
Carrot, Sweet Potatoes
Almonds, Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Peanuts
Oats, Brown Rice
Pulses (Lentils, Kidney Beans)
Seeds (Flax, Sesame, Sunflower)
Mackerel, Salmon, Sardines, Prawns
Red Meat, Chicken
Also keep in mind the following factors for a healthy and nutritive living:
Adequate Amount of Water
Water is the base of all nutrition. A well hydrated body accepts all kind of nutrition and minerals. Moreover, consumption of optimum amount of water, makes your skin glow and maintains the body temperature. It can also help in weight loss.
Avoid Excess Salts and Sugars
Aerated canned drinks are the most common source of sugar, which consumes a lot of time and energy of the body to get digested and moreover, the nutrition value is almost zero with added chances of getting chronic heart diseases, diabetes and obesity. Excess salts directly reduces the ability of the kidneys to remove the water from the body, resulting in high blood pressure.
Include Fiber in Your Diet
Dietary fiber is important for our digestive health and regular bowel movements. Fiber helps you feel fuller for longer which will help in maintaining the blood sugar level. It acts as a scrub along the digestive tract, keeping it clean and healthy.
Don’t Forget Healthy Fats
There are two types of fats – healthy and unhealthy fats, and most of the people don’t know the difference between the two and hence avoid healthy fat too along with the unhealthy fat. Flax seeds, Avocado, Fish Oil and Nuts contain healthy fats and are rich in antioxidants, which are beneficial to our body in many ways.
Two-Three Days Exercise a Week
An average adult should carry out the practice of doing light exercises at least two-three times a week. This makes the body more agile, proactive and helps in weight loss. It makes you feel fresh from within, improves your skin health, oxygenates your body and reduces the chances of many chronic diseases.
Keep your body recharged with the right kind of diet, for that healthy and active lifestyle you’ve always yearned for.