Some Basic Facts About Discovering Food and Nutrition

Discovering food and nutrition go hand in hand is no surprise so in this article I will try to explain some of the basic facts of what we need in our foods and everyday diets.

Proteins

These are digested and converted into amino acids which help build and regenerate our cells. Known as a building block for muscles.

Calcium

This mineral helps build strong bones and teeth among other body benefits such as nerve conductivity.

Fats

Contrary to popular belief we do need some fats in our diet. They form protective membranes around cells and help regenerate muscle proteins and hormones.

Nutrients in our foods are very important to our everyday functions. They also help ward off diseases and strengthen our immune system.

Earlier I said we need some fat in our foods. While this is true avoid fatty foods like fast or junk foods since these types of fats will really harm your body. Instead eat foods high in minerals and vitamins to give your body the energy it needs.

A full belly does not mean you have a healthy lifestyle. Eating correctly is more about proper choices not stuffing yourself for that full feeling. Diets to lose weight employ these guidelines by balancing vitamins and minerals.

I have discussed what needs to be in food so know let’s talk about what kind of food to eat.

At the top of the list are high or organic quality foods. The benefit here is that no pesticides are used.

Eat foods that will increase your energy and make you feel good. Because different people react differently to foods, I can’t give you examples. Experiment with healthy foods or consult a nutritionist.

Nutrition is a lifelong commitment not a fashion statement. Simply put good nutrition has been around a lot longer than any fad diet in existence. Weight loss is a benefit not the goal.

With proper preparation cooking and eating healthy can be easier than running out for junk food.

The bottom line about these nutrition facts are that they require discipline and action to make them come true.

Discovering food and nutrition need not be a mystery, in most cases let common sense prevail.

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