Proper nutrition is essential if you want to have a healthy lifestyle. However, always thinking about if we eat correctly can be a bit frustrating. There are so many suggestions and diet tips out there.
To help you decide if your nutrition is healthy or not I have picked 7 questions here. Answer them truthfully.
Do you eat fruits at least once day?
Consuming fruits is essential for healthy nutrition. They contain several vitamins and minerals. Most of them are high in fiber which has many advantages for the digestive system and helps to have the feeling that you are satisfied. Taking in enough fiber is crucial if you want to lose weight.
Eat fruits at least twice a day. I prefer to eat in the morning and afternoon. Pick the ones you like, but the more types you consume the better.
Do you eat veggies?
By the way, I used to have chips for watching movies. You know, it is so satisfying to crunch something. Nowadays, I eat carrots, the activity is the same, but it is much more healthy.
Do you eat only multivitamins to be healthy?
There are so many pills, drinks and processed foods, which we can get to take in vitamins and minerals. They are helpful, but the optimal way is to eat healthily. I know, it is hard, but do not think that multivitamins can replace a healthy nutrition.
Do you get regular blood test to detect deficiencies?
You may think that you do everything to eat properly, but the blood test is what can certainly tell you if everything is OK or not.
Me and my wife try to have a wide variety of foods. During my last blood test, I got the result that I need to take in more iron. Iron is crucial for hemoglobin generation, for energy and good organ and muscle function. The lack of iron comes from that I train really hard at least 4 times a week so simply the quantity of the iron I take in was not enough. Since then, I eat more iron rich foods such as spinach and liver. I hope my next test will be right.
All in all, make a blood test regularly, and if you have some deficiencies, change your eating habits.
Do you eat enough protein?
It is simple to take in carbohydrates and fat since most of the meals we consume daily are full of these components. But, you need to look after your protein intake. Protein is needed for muscle tissue building and takes part in various biological processes in our body. Taking in more protein helps to build muscles and even with weight loss as protein rich foods fill us more.
Which are the protein rich foods?
Lean meat such as fish, chicken turkey or even beef and pork are a great source of protein. Dairies, nuts and even peanut butter contain a lot of protein. Check the video below.
How much water do you drink daily?
Most of us do not drink enough water. I’m not talking about soda and other sweet beverages and beer, but clean water.
Water is maybe the most important nutrition for you body. It takes part in almost all sorts of body processes and your body 60% water. So it is essential to take in enough water daily.
How much? Here is the answer.
“It depends on your size and weight, and also on your activity level and where you live,” Nessler says. “In general, you should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day.” For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, that would be 75 to 150 ounces of water a day. If you’re living in a hot climate and exercising a lot, you’d be on the higher end of that range; if you’re in a cooler climate and mostly sedentary, you’d need less. – Source: webmd“
Do you listen to you body?
In our rushing world, we do not listen to our body. Do you always feel yourself tired? Do you have a headache? Do you feel yourself stressful? Your body always shows you if there is some problem with it. If you think something is not OK, take a blood test, and it will tell you if it is a physical or mental problem.
The following infographic put together what healthy nutrition is about. And the quote at the top is so true![tweetthis]Food Doesn’t Have Labels! Products Have Labels! #nutrition #healthyeating[/tweetthis]
If you give your body what it needs, you will feel better in your skin, which is crucial to live a balanced, healthy and happy lifestyle. So, feed your body with the proper nutrition. I know, you want fit and lean body, but do not believe in every diet you see, you health is the first.
How can busy people eat healthily?
The first thing, busy people should get rid of, is the fast foods they have and buy healthy foods or made their foods the day before. Read this post: Healthy Eating Tips for Busy People
Which are the good foods for healthy brain?
Almost the same ones that are good for your body, ones that are rich in vitamins, minerals, beneficial carbs and fatty acids. Omega-3 is especially beneficial.
How to ensure proper nutrition for a child?
Healthy eating for kids is the same as for adults. However, it is harder to teach them to have nutritious foods instead of eating sweets and other junk.
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