Eating and Living Healthy
Important vitamins and minerals are consumed with lower than average levels in our Western diet. The foods we eat most of lack in vital Vitamins C, D & K as well as minerals such like Magnesium, Iron & Selenium.
Its a good idea to replace these essential nutrients with supplements. As this can easily measured and we can change and increase the amounts where needed.
High cholesterol within our Western diet is common, high fatty food servings like fast food and snacks are on the raise, these foods should be consumed as little as possible. Ideal for one serving per day, these high fatty foods are
- Ice cream
- Bakery items (pies, pastry etc.)
- Deep fried foods
Intake of lean meat and dairy products are great for building muscle as they have a high protein source and play an important role with body muscle maintenance. They also contain most of the vitamins and minerals like calcium for bone development. Ideally keep away from burnt meat products as these can promote the cancerous cells.
The main goal of your eating plan should be to supply your body the vitamins, minerals and nutrients it needs to function efficiently and effectively. The secondary, but just as important goal is to limit the intake of foods and substances that can have negative effects on your health. What exactly does that mean?
Here are the things you’ll want to include in your diet:
- Lean proteins such as chicken, turkey, lean beef and pork and eggs
- Complex carbohydrates such as whole grain bread, brown rice, barley and sweet potatoes
- Fruits and vegetables from every color of the rainbow; the more colors in your vegetable crisper and fruit basket, the better
These are the things you’ll want to limit or avoid:
- Simple carbs such as cakes, cookies, pies, chips and crackers
- Foods high in trans fats like fried foods, butter, margarine and bacon
Please look our recipes for more ideas on cooking and eating healthy