You Are What You Eat


Foods contain combinations of nutrients and other healthful substances. No single food can supply all nutrients in the amounts you need. To make sure you get all of the nutrients and other substances needed for health, choose the recommended number of daily servings from each of the five major food groups: grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, meat and beans. Vegetarians eat milk products and eggs, and enjoy excellent health. You can get protein from a vegetarian diet as long as the variety and amounts of foods consumed are adequate. Meat, fish, and poultry are major contributors of iron, zinc, and B vitamins and vegetarians should pay special attention to getting these nutrients from vegetarian sources. They eat only food of plant origin.

What one should eat

It is essential for all to maintain a healthy weight. People who are overweight increase risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, breathing problems, etc. For healthy weight, people must balance the amount of calories in the foods and drinks. People who eat little or diet excessively may not get the calories and other nutrients they need for good health. Eat foods that are low in calories but high in nutrients, less fat. Eat more vegetables, grains and fruits without fats. Eat less sugar and fewer sweets. Grain products, vegetables, and fruits are important diet. They are important because they provide vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates and substances that are good for health. Fiber is found in plant foods like whole-grain breads and cereals, beans and peas, and other vegetables and fruits. Some dietary fat is good for health. A diet with less total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol is good. Select a diet that provides not more than 30% of total calories from fat. Saturated fat raises blood cholesterol. Reducing it to less than 10% of calories will help you lower your blood cholesterol level. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat reduce blood cholesterol. Partially hydrogenated vegetable oils contain trans-fatty acids that may raise blood cholesterol levels. Opting foods with less cholesterol and saturated fat will help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Because maintaining nutritious diet and healthy weight is important, sugars should be used in moderation by most healthy people and sparingly by people with low-calorie needs. One should avoid too much of sodium chloride. One common form is sodium chloride, better known as table salt. Sodium plays an essential role in regulation of fluids and blood pressure. Many high blood pressure people try to reduce by consuming less salt or sodium.

Conclusion

So person's health depends a lot on what they eat. Every person should try to eat the above foods to be healthy and fit.

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