With a balance nutritional routine we can climb any hurdles and win any battles in life. What do you understand about a healthy body? Before we proceed we need to draw your attention towards the role of a nutritional diet in attaining good health. A nutritional food is what contains a recommended daily allowance (which is popularly known as RDA) of vitamins and minerals.
You must know very well about the Vitamin A, B complex, C,D,E and minerals like Zinc, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium etc. along with some coenzymes such as CoQ10 (also known as master antioxidant). The consumption of the right amount of these essential nutrients ensure the fitness and wellness for a happy life.
As a whole this set of essential elements is also called as nutrients and each one of them play an important role in keeping our body healthy and safe from external bodies (free radials). Deficiency of any of the nutrients may cause you serious health problems.
How are you going to compensate for the deficiency of the nutrients? The simple answer lies in having a rich diet on a daily basis which feeds you with necessary amounts of vitamins and minerals on a daily basis.
Let us learn more about it in detail.
Role of home cooked food
Home cooked food is always considered best for health as it is contamination free. Even the nutritional value of the food remains intact because the home cook ensures to maintain hygiene around the food station and follow all precautionary measures. What you have at home is reliable, you know what quality you are serving. Opposite to it is the outside food which has a lot of trans fats which has been found harmful to human health in many ways as it compromises hugely with the essential intake of vitamins and minerals. This is a synthetic fat i.e. man made fat which Trans fat is a type of dietary fat.
Of all the fats, trans fat is the worst for your health. Too much trans fat in your diet increases your risk for heart disease and other health problems.
Trans fats are made when food makers turn liquid oils into solid fats, like shortening or margarine. Trans fats can be found in many fried, “fast” packaged, or processed foods, including:
- Anything fried and battered
- Shortening and stick margarine
- Cakes, cake mixes, pies, pie crust, and doughnuts
Animal foods, such as red meats and dairy, have small amounts of trans fats. But most trans fats come from processed foods.
This is a strong recommendation to follow a good diet routine as healthy food is a fuel for a body to work.
Include more Fresh Vegetables
Did you know the content of minerals and vitamins differ in fresh vegetables and a few days older veggies ? The brighter and shinier a vegetable looks, the fesh it is. Veggies get their nutrition from plants. When we cut off them from shanks we actually terminate the supply of the nutritional flow. Which is why it is advisable to consume it on the same day. Though, most of us do not have access to the farms and that’s not possible to have them on the same day. But at supermarkets , the fresh vegetables are stored in coolers which helps in maintaining their nutritional value to a certain good extent. We have added a detailed view of the Daily Value of each vegetable for each vitamin and mineral.
With the growing digital access to each and everything. People are becoming more aware of using edible products based on their RDA. For. eg. cooking oils (Not trans fats), cheese, breads, veggies (depends their age post their transport from farm) etc. If you have the same food outside you never come to know what the nutritional benefits of the edible products being served to you.
Consume more Fruits in Diet
It is a dream of everyone to stay young and healthy throughout life. Fruits have a set of nutritional value which helps you look younger as it manages the growth of wrinkles and dark lines on the face.
Fruits such as grapes, pomegranate, oranges etc. with high Vitamin C are potent sources of antioxidants. Pomegranates may protect our body from free radical damage and reduce levels of inflammation in our system. These healthy fruits also contain a compound called punicalagins, which may help to preserve collagen in the skin, slowing signs of aging. Which is why someone has rightly coined that “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” or so the saying goes.
Healthcare professionals know that fruit is a highly nutritious, delicious, and convenient addition to any diet. With more than 2,000 varieties of fruit available, you may wonder which ones you should pick.
Each type of fruit brings its own unique set of nutrients and benefits to the table. The key is to eat fruits of various colors, as each color provides a different set of healthy nutrients
Role of Meat in Nutritional Routine
Meat has exerted a crucial role in human evolution and is an important component of a healthy and well balanced diet due to its nutritional richness. The present review attempts to sum up meat’s role and importance in human nutrition as well as examine some pejorative beliefs about meat consumption.
Meat is a valuable source of high biological value protein, iron, vitamin B12 as well as other B complex vitamins, zinc, selenium and phosphorus. Fat content and fatty acid profile, a constant matter of concern when referring to meat consumption, is highly dependent on species, feeding system as well as the cut used. Pork meat can have the highest fat content but poultry skin is not far behind. It is also crucial to distinguish meat cuts from other meat products especially regarding its association with disease risk. As in other dietary components, moderation is advisable but meat has been shown to be an important component of a balanced diet.
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