Healthy Eating – What to Eat (When Not at a Party)

By March 31, 2011 June 12th, 2018 Eating Healthy, Healthy Diet Tips, Uncategorized
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Healthy Eating - What to Eat (When Not at a Party)After we talked about preparing ourselves to enjoy the food at a party, it’s time to learn what to eat when not at one.

We all know how to eat. We all know what not to eat, too (sweets, junk and processed foods). But do we know what we should be eating at meal times? I’ll attempt to answer that question today.

Make sure you get enough Carbohydrates (Carbs)

  • Carbs or carbohydrates are responsible for providing us with energy that is required to  carry out our day to day activity.
  • Carbs and your DNA: In addition to providing us with energy, carbohydrates maintain our DNA and RNA. The DNA and RNA are like software programs that control our body. It is therefore vital that our DNA and RNA be in good shape.
  • Carbs control the ageing process by generating powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants also protect cells from damage.
  • Carbs regulate bowel movement because carbs are high in fiber.
  • Carbs maintain your hormone and immune functions.
  • Carbs helps in the functioning of our brain cells and neurons.
  • Carbs convert fat into energy.
  • Carbs or carbohydrates are responsible for providing us with energy that is required to  carry out our day to day activity.
  • Carbs and your DNA: In addition to providing us with energy, carbohydrates maintain our DNA and RNA. The DNA and RNA are like software programs that control our body. It is therefore vital that our DNA and RNA be in good shape.
  • Carbs control the ageing process by generating powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants also protect cells from damage.
  • Carbs regulate bowel movement because carbs are high in fiber.
  • Carbs maintain your hormone and immune functions.
  • Carbs helps in the functioning of our brain cells and neurons.
  • Carbs convert fat into energy.

Where to find carbs?

In all vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, milk and milk products. Meat does not contain carbohydrate.

Add protein to your eating plan.

  • Protein is required to make antibodies that fight diseases and germs.
  • Protein is required for all muscle contraction without which you won’t be able to move a finger.
  • Protein is required to catalyze metabolic and biochemical reactions through enzymes. Without enzymes you cannot digest food.
  • Protein is the messenger in our body. It picks up signals from different organs and transmits it to brain and vise versa. It keeps the communication lines open which in turn ensure that your body functions as one highly coordinated unit.
  • Protein builds and maintains our tissue, tendons and ligaments. (Without protein you cannot have beautiful skin.)
  • Finally, proteins transport nutrients throughout the body.

Where to find proteins?

In all meat, fish, egg, legumes, milk and milk products and soy.

It’s important to know that this is NOT “thumbs up” for high protein diets.

High and low protein diets are just fads and will harm your body. If you’re wondering, read why fad diets don’t work.

In my next blog I shall write about fat and why it is so essential to our body.

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