Combining a variety of different health vitamins and nutrients with your diet is extremely important. To assist you with creating the perfect healthy eating plan, we have put together some helpful tips that should answer some of your questions:
Healthy carbs and whole grains:
Choosing healthy carbs and fibres, most importantly whole grains, is excellent for providing energy that lasts. Another benefit is that whole grains are packed with antioxidants and phytochemicals that assist in protecting against heart disease, diabetes and even some cancers. Don’t confuse healthy carbs with the bad carbs. Unhealthy carbs have had the bran, fibre and nutrients removed, allowing the food to digest quickly which causes spikes in your blood sugar and energy. Refined sugar as well as white rice and flour are examples of bad carbs.
Enjoy fats without getting fat:
Your heart, brain and cells need fats to be healthy. The big question is – how do you choose your fats wisely? The answer is actually simple. Your diet needs to include monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. Foods that offer these fats include avocado, certain nuts and seeds as well as fish such as salmon, anchovies and herring. Fats that you should limit include saturated fats and trans fats. These are found in red meat, dairy products and a variety of processed foods.
Choose protein power:
Forget Red Bull. Protein provides you with a natural energy boost and will last a lot longer than an expensive energy drink. The key with proteins is to try different types. Some variations include beans, nuts and soy products. Also remember to limit your portions as it is common for people to have too much protein. The key is to focus on quality proteins, found in fresh fish, chicken, eggs etc…
Don’t forget calcium and vitamins:
Calcium and vitamin D are essential for your bones. Breakfast is a perfect opportunity to provide your body with its daily requirements, but if you don’t manage to get in 1000g of calcium per day, then you should consider taking a supplement.
Using these guidelines should make your organic food and health shop products work for you!