A Healthy Diet Plan - Balancing the Scale and Good Health

Following a healthy diet plan is the foundation of good health. Adele Davis - a guru on vitamins and minerals - said "we are indeed much more than we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be more than what we are." Meaning that a healthy body and mind is built through healthy eating habits.

There are 40 nutrients which cannot be made in the body, from them our bodies synthesize an estimated 10 000 different compounds essential to the maintenance of health. All 40 nutrients work together, therefore a lack of one might result in the underproduction of hundreds of these essential compounds

Three steps to a healthier you

1. a healthy diet
2. drink enough water to flush out the toxins and keep your body hydrated - at least 8 glasses per day
3. exercise to burn the calories that you eat - 30 min per day

A healthy diet

  1. Balancing Calories

  2. Enjoy your food, but eat less.
    Avoid oversized portions.

  3. Foods to Increase

  4. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
    Make at least half your grains whole grains.
    Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.

  5. Foods to Reduce

  6. Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals - and choose the foods with lower numbers.
    Drink water instead of sugary drinks.

  7. Eat smaller portions regularly

  8. Make sure that you have something healthy like nuts or fruit to snack on between meals.

While following a healthy diet plan will be the building block towards a healthier you daily stress, contact with harmful chemicals, processed foods and other outside influences can cause vitamin and mineral imbalances in our bodies. Vitamin and mineral supplementation may then be necessary. See my page on Vitamins for more information.

It might also be necessary to follow a specific diet to clear or heal certain conditions and may be prescribed by a nutritionist.

Nevertheless I have collected some healthy recipes for you to enjoy.

  • Pasta
  • Salad
  • Soup

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