Select Nutrient-Rich Food in Your Diet

Category : Health & Beauty
Posted By : AmnaAnees
Posted Date : 22 Dec 2018 14:58 hrs

Nutrient-Rich-FoodsThe vitality of a healthy diet in our daily routine is for sure of utmost value all of us are aware of, but tend to forget. To keep up with the increasing needs of your body and mind with age, it is extremely necessary to select nutrient-rich foods in your diet. It does not matter what time of the day it is or where you are, you should always pick high-quality healthy food to maintain the health of your mind and body.  Because, in addition to your physical strength, your mental energy is also extremely important and require healthy measures. To fight diseases, and to maintain a youthful look and feel, a balanced intake of healthy foods is super essential.

•    Poultry

In the poultry category, chicken breast is loaded with proteins and good fats. You can make numerous dishes from this piece of chicken. Broil, grill, bake, or just roast with one to two tablespoons of olive oil and a little bit of seasoning, and your meal is ready to go.

•    Fish

Fish is the healthiest choice, compared to having red meat. Always pick the fish that is fresh, clear, damp, non-smelly, and perfectly clean. In case it is not feasible to find fresh fish, then choose low salt frozen canned fish. You can poach, steam, bake or broil fish and just season it with salt and pepper. It is a massive source of omega 3 fatty acids which boost your mental and physical health tremendously.

•    Lamb, Beef, Pork, and Veal

In all of these meat options, take lean and low-fat cuts. At the back of the packaging, read for words like "leg", "loin", or the name "round". Before cooking, trim any fat you observe that is separable from the meat to avoid extra calories. The healthiest cooking ways to enjoy meat are broiling, baking and roasting. The most important stuff to note is that an excess of any sort of meat is terrible for your health, hence refrain from eating it too often.

•    Beans

To change your taste or relish your palette with different dishes, try cooking beans, These are a gigantic source of proteins after meat. You can roast them, make soups with them, or try eating them individually. 

•    Grains

Most of us tend to forget to include grains in our daily diet and just opt for quickly done or ready-made food due to laziness. Instead, grains are packed with fiber minerals and various immensely important trace elements that keep your body's biochemical reactions going. One of the massively important qualities of grains is that a single cup of grains will fulfill your appetite for long hours and render you from overeating. One quick tip is to check for the "whole" word in the ingredients to ensure the richness of nutrients

In the section of grains, choose the following grains to make delicious recipe and it will be greatly beneficial to you!
o    Whole wheat tortillas
o    Wild or brown rice
o    Whole wheat pasta
o    Steel cut oats
o    Barley, cracked wheat, buckwheat, quinoa, and whole corn

•    Fruits and Vegetables

Two of the obvious foods that ensure no or minimum intake of calories are fruits and vegetables. These two are for sure low in the fat level and loaded with the nutrients of all kinds, but above all, they are superbly delicious, colorful, and tasty in any way. You can certainly have tin packed fruits, but organic produce is high in vitamin and mineral content, apart from the surety of their freshness.

All fruits and vegetables come with a baggage full of varying nutrients. Following is the list of few fruits and vegetable that are particularly recommended for fitness freaks by physicians:
o    Leafy greens including cabbage, chard, bok choy, and romaine
o    Squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, turnips, and carrots
o    Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower
o    Avocados and tomatoes
o    Dark greens including kale and spinach
o    Bell peppers, green beans, asparagus, snap peas
o    Juicy peaches, melons, and pears
o    Berries including strawberries, blueberries
o    Pomegranate, grapes, and cherries
o    Citrus fruits including oranges, and grapefruits
o    Apples, mangoes, papayas, plums, bananas, and pineapples

•    Dairy and Substitutes

Milk, cheese, and several other milk substitute are enriched with calcium and other basic nutrients, utterly needed by your body. For better care of your health, you can choose fat-free cheese or pick low-fat cheese at least. Another fine tip is to replace cream from your coffee or baking recipes with evaporated skimmed milk, as it will enhance the nutritional content and lower the calories.

In dairy products, you can pick the following foods to be on a healthy side:
o    Cottage cheese (low fat)
o    Skimmed ricotta
o    String cheese
o    Plain yogurt

Emphasis on the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables, naturally available grains and beans, and all the blessings that nature has bestowed can never be more. If you select nutrient-rich food in your diet then, in reality, you are protecting yourself from diseases, essentially making a healthy enclosure around yourself that keeps you safe from any harm or danger to your health. To enjoy all the happiness around you, having excellent health is a must. And this is the key to leading a happy, prosperous and healthy life.

Things to Ponder!

You can find most of the nutrient-rich foods within the premises of a grocery store. Just try to keep the balance of every food in your shopping cart, as having a variety of all of these foods is essential for making a healthy diet plan. None of these foods can individually fulfill all of your body's nutrient needs, as each of these foods can only give you a specific amount of a particular nutrient, rendering you needy for the other. Hence, it is exceptionally important to keep having a balanced size of serving of all these nutrient-rich foods 24/7.

By Amna A. for Ezega Blogs

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