Thursday, March 4, 2010

Strategies for a healthy Diet


Healthy nutirtion is about feeling great, having more energy and vitality as well as keeping oneself as healthy as possible.

Highlighted below are some tips on how to choose foods that will improve your health and how to avoid foods that raise your risk for illnesses:

a. Eat enough calories but not too many

Maintain a balance between your calorie intake and calorie expenditure; you are not to eat more food than your body uses.The average recommeded daily allowance is 2000 calories,but this is a function of age, sex, height, weight and physical activity.

b. Eat a wide variety of foods

Healthy eating is an opportunity to expand your range of choices by trying different kinds of foods such as vegetables, whole grains or fruits.

c. Keep Food Portions moderate

It is very advisable to maintain a moderate food portion of high calorie foods.


d. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, grains and Legumes

Eat other foods high in comples carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins,minerals, low fat and free of cholesterol.

e. Drink plenty of water

Water is about 75% percent of our body composition. It is very vital part of a healthy diet. Water assist in flushing human metabolism, especially the kidneys and bladder where waste products and toxins are sent out of the body.

f. Reduce sugary or salty foods and refined-grain products

Sugar is added to variety of foods while salt is used in many foods to taste, you should endeavour to reduce your sugar and salt consumption level.

g. Get Moving

A healthy diet will improve your energy and feelings of well-being while you are at the same time reducing risk of many diseases.

Food is one of the inevitable and basic needs of every human existence. And whatever one become or look is the function of what the person is putting to his mouth. With some of the above stated strategy you can better your health status and a better living.

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Olufemi