So, Which foods are actually good? Many people think there are many good foods they are eating but are not sure why, that is because most of them are not good for you or have no value at all…
There are several edible plant and animal foods that are of nutritional value. Listed below are a few of them. You can plan and include these food products in your diet in a way to achieve a balanced diet.
Vegetables – vary from each other with regards to the kind of nutritional value they provide us with. We have to plan our diet in a way to provide us with the energy required for our daily routine and to maintain the energy level and metabolic functions of our body in a way to boost our immunity.
Their nutritional benefits of commonly used edible vegetables are as follows:
Cauliflower: Contains potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sodium, and vitamins A, C and B6. Has anti-cancer properties and it plays a vital role in hormonal regulation.
Carrots: Beta Carotene a precursor of Vitamin A known to inhibit growth of cancer cells.
Green Pepper: Rich in Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant.
Mushroom: Rich in Vitamin D promotes proper absorption of calcium and magnesium in a way providing with healthy teeth and stronger bones.
Spinach: Rich in Vitamin K-participates in efficient blood clotting, and regulated the blood calcium levels.
Lima Beans: Vitamin B9 (folic acid) produces red blood cells, increases cell growth, production and improves the development of the embryo in pregnant woman.
Beans and Legumes – Legumes can take in large amounts of oxygen in the air and convert it into protein found in seeds. Beans and legumes give the following nutrients:
* Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine).
* Vitamin B3 (Niacin).
* Vitamin B1 (Thiamine).
* Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Beans are perfect for people who are into weight loss.
Each bite of a delectable fruit can give us enough vitamins and minerals. Some of the fruits and their nutrients are mentioned below:
Peaches: Rich in Vitamins, useful for cell reproduction, healthy skin and hair.
Avocado: Contains vitamin K, dietary fiber, potassium, folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, copper.
Orange: Vitamin C, helps our body’s metabolism.
Banana: Potassium-maintaining proper heart functions.
Grapes: Anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins – cancer preventive properties.
Nuts, Seeds and Nut Butters – Nuts and seeds have enough vitamins and minerals, auxone, which rejuvenates cells and prevents the process of premature aging. Different types of nuts and their nutrients:
1. Almonds-protein and minerals
2. Cashew-blood clotting regulating calcium levels
3. Chestnuts-potassium, Vitamin A and C
4. Walnuts- folate.
5. Peanuts. – Niacin and vitamin E.
6. Pistachios.- vitamin A
Dairy – Different kinds of dairy products such as cheese, yogurt, pasteurized milk, butter are rich in nutrients vitamins and mineral.
Meat, Poultry and Eggs – Regardless of how much dieters and weight-loss enthusiasts avoid meat, poultry and eggs in their diet it is still important to know that these three provide essential nutrients for a healthy body.
Fish and Seafood – Seafood is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and proteins. When compared to meat and fish, seafood contains a total of 20% protein.
Herbs, Spices and Other Condiments — Herbs and spices are natural antioxidants and they have excellent healing properties.
Oils and Fats — Help the person feel full or sated and helps in the metabolism of fat-soluble nutrients into the body for instance A, D, E, K.
Beverages – Beverages can restore energy when a person feels tired or hungry.
Chocolate – contains antibacterial properties that can fight tooth decay. Even the smell of chocolate can increase the theta in brain waves, which can cause relaxation.
Water – The body is in constant need of water replenishment. When a person loses 10 percent of body weight in fluids, he suffers from dehydration. Drinking 8 glasses of water amounts to drinking about 1.9 liters of water, which is the level prescribed to prevent dehydration.
Now you can see what you should eat! Stick with the facts and make sure your getting the nutrition that you need!