Health Benefits Can Be Achieved Through Proper Diet With Good Foods
Posted: Oct 06, 2013
Get the best health benefits by having proper diets. Various governmental planning commissions have performed researches on the diet to provide the best nutritional benefits to the people. There is a list of questions that comes in our mind regarding the numerous types of foods that we eat regularly. Now whether they are good foods or not, or what can be the consumption level. Let us discuss some of them with which we are very much used to in our regular life.
Is sugar good for health?
All types of sugars whether natural or artificial contains carbohydrate that is used as energy once consumed as food. When sugar is added it means extra calorie is added and this is directly related to many health hazards like diabetes, heart dieses and obesity. Sugar is a great source of energy we prefer to have it in most of the food that we have regularly that we think to have health benefits.
Sugar is added because of a number of reasons. They are as follows
- Boosts flavor
- Gives baked goods texture and color
- Helps preserve foods, such as jams and jellies
- Fuels fermentation, which enables bread to rise
- Serves as a bulking agent in baked goods and ice cream
- Balances the acidity of foods containing vinegar and tomatoes
Adding extra sugar added extra calories which actually are of no need to the body and provide very little nutritional value. Consuming to much foods of this type can lead to poor nutrition, weight gain, increased triglycerides, and tooth decay.
Is olive oil a healthy food?
Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) are the type of fat that is found in olive oil. MUFA is considered to be as a healthy dietary fat and reduces the risks of heart dieses. Its health benefits decreases total cholesterol and low density lipoprotein cholesterol level. MUFA also controls the coagulating agent in blood which help prevents blood clotting inside the veins. Insulin levels are also controlled insulin level in blood and hence help to normalize blood sugar if anyone is suffering from type 2 diabetes.
But olive oil contents are very rich in calories and should be used in moderation as choosing MUFA rich foods like olive oil are good in contrary to other fatty foods. Another important fact is that the nutritional benefits of the contents of the olive oil are altered with prolonged close proximity with light, heat and air. Hence it should be stored in cool and dark room temperature to preserve its nutritional benefits and to consider it as good food.
Does whole grain and multi grain have same nutritional value?
Multi grain and whole grain are not synonymous. Whole grain means the bran, germ and endosperm, whereas multi grain as the name suggests is a mixture of many types of grains although none of them is not necessarily be a whole grain.
Whole grains have health benefits as it contain fibers and nutrients along with many plant compounds which are found naturally. Identify good foods that are having good source of fiber vitamin B and rich in various sources of minerals. An adult human must consume 1 ounce or 28 grams of whole regularly as part of their balanced diet.
The author of this article is a consultant dietician with several years of experience in calculating health benefits and researching on good foods.
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