Good nutrition should be a simple, cut and dry subject with clear guidelines that makes it easy to practice. However, in this day and age of contradicting reports, a million variations on labeling information and not knowing what to believe, it can be really hard to put the right foods on the table. This article will simplify the information you need to practice good nutrition.
Whole grain bread products should replace those baked with refined white flour. A good source of protein and fibers is in whole wheat and whole grains. Whole grain fills you up and keeps cholesterol low. You can know if your food is considered whole grain by checking the ingredients list on the packaging.
Try to eat garlic everyday, adding 600-900 mg or more has proven to be beneficial. Garlic is a powerhouse antioxidant that has proven to be an effective tool in the fight against cancer, diabetes and heart disease. The natural ingredients in garlic can help your organs. Make your food tastier and healthier by adding garlic extracts or cloves into your food daily.
A great thing to do when you are trying to get healthier is to prepare your own meals and snacks for school or work. When you pack you own meal, you are sure that you won’t eat out or eat unhealthy foods. It only takes 10 minutes or so to get a few meals prepared.
Beef is high in fat, so using turkey breast that is ground up is a healthier alternative. This will reduce calories and saturated fats. Be sure you get the turkey breast that is ground because the dark turkey meat is almost identical to the ground beef nutritionally. Also be aware that some brands of ground turkey use both dark and breast meat, so you will not get the full benefits of less saturated fat.
Pay attention to how much you are eating every day. Eating too much food can overnourish your body, which doesn’t feel very good and may cause you to store fat. This can be harmful to your internal organs and overall health.
Reading was the easy part! Putting into practice what you have learned will take a little more effort but be well worth the energy spent and even give you more energy in the long run. You have taken the initial steps necessary to begin positive changes in your consumption habits and once you put them into action you will be much happier and healthier for it!