It is no news to anyone that food is needed for proper growth and not just food, but healthy food with balanced diet. There may be some generally specific examples of balanced diet for a healthy body, but it could get boring when you have to eat the same set and sequence of meals almost every day. As feeding may differ in many different persons, this article offers general tips on healthy feeding for a healthy life.
Do not skip any of your three major meals. Breakfast is quite important as it helps your brain function well. Lunch should not be skipped either, as it also contributes its own toll to your body’s general health. However, as it is mostly misconstrued, dinner does not have to be the heaviest of all meals.
Your food should actively and generally include fruits, fat free and low-fats milk products, whole grains, vegetables, proteins such as; beans, eggs, fish, nut and lean meat. This is because a lot of fat may be harmful to your health, so you should be sensitive to the products you buy. If you have to buy other products, be sure to see if they are high in cholesterol, saturated fats, sodium and sugar. These components may be very harmful to your health especially when they are consumed in high volumes and frequently.
Contrary to the eating behavior of many people, you should not eat till you can’t anymore. You should eat what can only satisfy your hunger and stop eating. You can snack in between meals; also not till you are filled. You snacking should majorly to satisfy and stop hunger. Your snacks should rather contain fruits and whole grains. Also especially before going to bed, one must make sure to eat very light meals before bed. These things can cause weight gain and gastro esophageal reflux. One must also reduce food intake in hot days especially during summer.
Soda and sugar enhanced drinks are particularly dangerous to your health even if you are not a diabetics patient. Soda and sugar or diet drinks are naturally expected you make you hungry, which can lead to overconsumption of food which can also lead to weight gain.
If you are a vegetarian, your diet has already been edited and adjusted to make sure you don’t gain excess weight but you may not be getting enough iron, vitamins and minerals, so you must constantly check in with your physician to be sure if this and to also get prescriptions to savage the situation.
Food and fruits may contain some harmful bacteria, so they must be thoroughly cooked before eating. Cooking above 165oF is strongly recommended for foods that can be cooked as it guaranteed the destruction of all bacteria and harmful pathogens that may be contained in the food. One must avoid eating raw or undercooked meat as there is no guarantee that it is free from harmful pathogen. Fruits and other vegetables that may not be cooked must be washed with drinkable running water right before eating.
With a balanced and perfectly monitored diet, one may stay away from the hospital and medications for a very long time.