5 Healthy Ingredients To Include In Your Daily Diet
Posted: Jun 25, 2019
In today’s world, it’s important to have a healthy diet, but what does that mean? Self proclaimed experts talk about how you need this or that, but which of them are right? No wonder most people are confused about nutrition and diets. Some types of food such as those with high antioxidant contents and others that probiotic research has shown provide many benefits are important for overall good health.
Having a good healthy diet doesn’t need to be complicated, but you should strive for a good variety of unprocessed natural foods full of nutrients. So which healthy ingredients should you include in your daily diet:
Protein helps to give you energy and is the basic building block of all life forms. It also supports cognitive function and can affect your moods. There are thousands of different proteins in our bodies that we can replenish from a variety of foods. One of the easiest forms of high quality protein is from free range eggs. Animal products are the source of most people’s protein, but you can also get all your protein needs from plants. The important thing is to get some high quality protein each day.
Fat is now recognised as being very healthy, but you need to choose the right types of fat. Our bodies require a balance of different fats such as omega3 and omega 6 fats, these can be obtained from animal sources such as fish, pork, poultry, lamb, beef, butter and other dairy products or from the oils of coconuts, olives and a variety of seeds and nuts. It is important to use unprocessed oils and avoid margarines and manmade fats.
Our bodies can burn fat as an energy fuel and healthy, high quality fats are important for your physical and emotional well-being and even to help you obtain your optimum weight
Ensuring you have an adequate intake of dietary fiber keeps your body regular, it helps remove toxins from your body and provides an ideal setting in your gut so you can obtain all the probiotic benefits from eating foods that are rich in natural vitamins and minerals such as fruit and vegetables. High fiber foods such as whole grains, beans, nuts, green leafy and root vegetables eaten daily can lower your risks of high blood, heart disease and stroke as well as diabetes while they improve your skin and stabilise your weight
4. Minerals such as Calcium
Calcium is one of the minerals that’s very important for bone strength, depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. You also need all the other minerals such as magnesium and potassium as well as Vitamin D and K to allow calcium to do its job
Most of your carbohydrates should be obtained in the form of complex carbohydrates from fruit, vegetables, nuts and grains where you will also get the majority of your essential vitamins and minerals
The ingredients for a healthy daily diet are high antioxidant foods like brightly coloured fruit and vegetables, healthy fats and proteins and dairy products. Probiotic research has shown us that fermented or foods preserved using lacto-fermentation methods with a high fiber content will enhance our health and processed foods should be kept to the minimum.