BASIS OF A HEALTHY DIET

BASIS OF A HEALTHY DIET

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Basic Food Groups instead of fad diets or stressing only one food group, eat a good ratio of carbs, proteins and fats from healthy, nutritious foods. Whole-grain breads, cereals and pasta will provide healthy carbs with necessary dietary fiber.
Low-fat dairy items and lean meats and fish will give you plenty of protein with the right ratio of fat to process fat-soluble vitamins like A, E, K and D. Fill your grocery cart with a variety of colors from the fresh produce area of the market and you will have the variety of nutritious vitamins and minerals needed for healthy cell function.

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You can build a basic menu with your personal preferences for different foods as long as you keep the right amounts of fresh veggies, fruit, meat, dairy products and whole-grain foods in mind. Eat about 2 to 3 cups of veggies, 1 to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 3 oz. of grain foods daily, with the lower amounts for children and higher amounts for adult men. Take in meat and beans at from 2 to 6 oz. daily and dairy products at 2 to 3 cups daily.
Basic Calorie Counting men can take in about 13 calories per pound of body weight, while women can take in 10 calories per pound to maintain the body weight they already have. The University of Maryland Medical Center states that you can lose weight by taking in slightly fewer calories or by exercising at that calorie level. With a half-hour of exercise daily, a man can eat up to 15 calories per pound of body weight and a woman can eat 12 calories per pound without gaining weight. Take note of calorie numbers on food nutrition labels for a general knowledge of how many calories you are eating with each food.

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