Food is an important element for the health of our body. Pollution, hereditary factors, noise, the environment where we are born, others’ behavior do not depend on us, but we can always decide what to eat or not to eat.
Four Basic Nutrients
Water, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are the main elements of a healthy diet. If you choose the healthiest version of these nutrients and you eat them moderately, you can help your body function at an optimal level.
1. Water – it is recommended to drink at least eight glasses of water per day (2 liters).
Simple carbohydrates: sugar in milk, honey, and sweet fruit
Complex carbohydrates include fibers and starch, in bread and pasta, in beans or in potatoes.
3. Proteins – Complete proteins that can be found in meat, fish, cheese, eggs, yogurt, and milk, products based on soya – tofu, soya oil, and soya meat – contain complete proteins. Incomplete proteins can be found in cereals and vegetables.
Saturate fat acids are found in beef, lamb, pork, ham, and dairy products. Poly saturate fat acids can be found in different types of fish (tuna, salmon, and mackerel) and in vegetable oils – sunflower oil, soya oil or maize oil.
Essential Food for your Health
Money saved to eat at a fast food restaurant are not actually saved because you will use them after some time to treat your cold or other diseases that are consequences of unhealthy eating. Food should be the healthiest investment for your family. Here you can find a short list including the healthiest foods.
1. Fish Oil
It is healthier than fish and it can bring you many advantages:
o It prevents heart diseases, cancer, depression, arthritis, diabetes, ulcer and Alzheimer syndrome;
o It amplifies the energy level and the concentration capacity;
o It offers the greatest resistance against common diseases like flu and cold;
o It can help pregnant women avoid premature birth and other complications.
2. Fresh Vegetables
Nothing compares to the nutritional value of fresh vegetables. Apart from many nutrients, folic acid in green leafed vegetables prevent diseases, especially neurodegenerative ones, like Parkinson, and antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin E) can help you keep your wit. If you eat especially animal proteins, you must opt for vegetables that are low in potassium – cauliflower, green peas, spinach, lettuce, and mushrooms.
3. Raw Eggs
Raw egg is an amazing food for your mind and your immune system. Even though it can take you quite long until you get used to it, do not forget that proteins and fats contained by eggs are essential for your body. Cooked eggs do not bring the same benefits from the nutritional point of view. There are more methods to eat raw eggs. You can simply swallow it quickly, or you can mix it with milk and banana shake or with vegetables juice.
4. Fresh Milk
Fresh milk is an amazing source of proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, and vitamins. Pasteurized milk does not offer the same benefits as fresh milk does.