As you may or may not know our human bodies are complex mechanisms, they need the proper nutrients, vitamins, and fluid to maintain the homeostasis of the balance of the body’s at optimal capacity. More and More each day the statistics are showing that with out the proper fuel of these assets in the human body, the systems breaks down causing imbalance, illnesses, and diseases.
To be true to oneself, one should go to the USDA Recommendations website and research the guidelines to begin the road to prevention, maintenance, and healing.
Food Groups and Healthy Nutrition: USDA Recommendations
Here are details about the USDA’s recommended nutritional guidelines to follow for a healthy eating plan:
Focus on fruits and vegetables: Get seven to nine fruits and vegetables each day.
Go for low-fat dairy: Consume at least three cups of low-fat or fat-free milk each day or the equivalent in cheese, yogurt, or other calcium-rich foods.
Choose whole grains: Get at least six to eight servings of whole grains each day.
Steer clear of trans and saturated fats, sodium (salt), sugars, and cholesterol: Limit fat to only about 20 to 35 percent of total calorie intake and avoid trans and saturated fats.
Choose lean proteins: Get about 15 percent of your calories from chicken without the skin, fish, beans, and legumes
Further Research, indicate that these powerful foods in moderatation can aid in the success of maintaining a well-balance healthy body.
Avocados: Indications of being high in fat, but avocados contain healthful antioxidants.
Apples: An apple a day really does keep the doctor away. As our grandparents and doctors have recommended. Apples are loaded with the powerful anttioxidants.
Blueberries: Are many of the families of berries that are proven to be antiaging superstars, blueberries and other berries are loaded with antioxidants, especially anthocyanins, which have been shown to improve vision and brain function. Studies show that eating blueberries slows impairments in motor coordination and memory that accompany getting older. These little berries also reduce inflammation, which is inextricably linked with virtually every chronic disease from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, etc.
Fish and Fish Oil: Eating fish which has Omega 3’s oils helps cut the risk of heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, stroke, diabetes, and arthritis. Flaxseeds-Loaded with alpha-linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid that helps reduce inflammation, fiber and monounsaturated fat, both of which have been shown to lower cholesterol.. Also almonds are relatively high in fat and calories, studies show that eating almonds can actually help with weight loss (their protein, fiber, and monounsaturated fats provide the feeling of fullness, preventing overeating
Red Wine: A small amount of any kind of alcohol each day does your heart good by increasing HDL Cholesterol.
Tip of the Day: mixing fruits and vegetables into salads is a creative and fun way to add nourishing foods into your children’s diet.