‘There is no sincerer love than the love of food’ so said G. B. Shaw.

If you are reading this post, it means that you are interested in good nutrition tips and keeping your body healthy.  We first need to understand how our diet influences our health.  Once we get the basics of this, we are able to find a proper balance in our diet to enable us attain proper nutrition.

Excesses, imbalances and deficiencies can negatively affect the entire body and all of its functions.  Science has proven that many diseases affecting us are related to our diet intake and exercise.

Our bodies require carbohydrates, proteins, minerals, vitamins, fats, fiber and most importantly water.  While there are numerous ways to achieve a proper nutrition on a daily basis, a summary of these tips is listed below:

* Drink water.  Our bodies comprise 70% water.  We therefore need a water intake of at least 8 glasses a day in order to balance the functioning of our body.  The temperature of your water does not really matter.  Fruits and vegetables can provide a big percentage (about 20%) of your water needs.

* Don’t skip meals. Eat breakfast lower your calorie intake over lunch and dinner.  Your body responds to skipping meals by converting the food you eat (when you eat) into energy.  It tends to go into a survival mode and this greatly affects your metabolism.  You end us storing excess glucose or food as fat.  Therefore, if you do not skip meals, your metabolism is balanced and you will be healthy naturally.

* Vegetables and fruits should also be eaten in plenty.  Five servings of vegetables and fruits each day contribute to good nutrition tips.  These foods are high in vitamins and fiber and low in calories.  Instead of feeding of sweetened snacks, take fruits in-between meals as snacks instead.  Ensure you have fruits and vegetables in your daily menu. Good vegetables to eat http://nutritional-habits.com/eating-healthy-vegetables

* Control your protein intake.  Lean protein is recommended as it contains low cholesterol levels.

Read more on http://usehealthguide.com/food-with-bad-cholesterol and http://usehealthguide.com/lowering-cholesterol-levels

Protein is also good for muscle build up and is an excellent source of iron.  Consider eating fish and white meat as these have little cholesterol.

* Take a daily fiber diet every day as this enhances your bowel function.  Whole grains help you achieve your fiber needs daily.

*People in longevity zones consume most food as soon as they are harvested, raw, or use low-temperature cooking methods. These factors preserve most of the micro nutrients in these foods. eatingrawfood.org

*Frequency of nutrition. I recommend eating Japanese-style — several light dishes in the morning and afternoon, and one major meal at the end of the day. Please note that children and young adults may eat more often and more in general, because their digestion is directed toward growth, and is several times more efficient than that of a healthy adult at ages 40-50

* Exercise.  Daily exercise is essential for a healthy body.  In fact, most doctors recommend 20 minutes a day exercise to keep you fit.  Your risks of life-changing diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases decrease with regular exercise.

A new study suggests that exercising in the morning, before eating, can significantly lessen the ill effects of a poor diet. More important, however, is the impact fasting exercise can have on your insulin regulation (insulin resistance is the root cause of most chronic disease. Making maintaining proper insulin regulation a primary factor of longevity.



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