Posts Tagged ‘nutrients’

Great Positives about Negative Calorie Foods

If you are conscious of calorie intake or you are on a weight programme you might be interested to know that there is a whole range of foods that are regarded as “negative calorie foods”; so named because they contain very few calories that the body expends more energy digesting and processing them than their calories’ worth.  Again if you are like me and you like that feel full to know that you have eaten, then this is welcome news.

Take for example a glass of cold water; we know it has no calorific value, but taken cold, the body will have to expend more energy just bringing it up to body temperature, even more beneficial is adding freshly squeezed lemon juice to the water as lemon is on the list of negative calorie foods.

Another good example is a bowl of salad containing negative calorie foods, for example tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, onion, celery, carrots – then you get yourself a colourful bowlful of all great nutrients less the calories – the trick is not to add dressing if you can it on its own.  The following is a list of some of the negative calorie foods; it is by no means exhaustive…

Tomatoes

Lemons

CarrotsImage

Cucumbers

Grapefruit

Onions

Apples

Lettuce

Celery

Cauliflower

Broccoli

Asparagus

As with everything, too much of a good thing can be harmful.  You will still need to maintain a balanced diet and active lifestyle.  Use these negative calorie foods with wisdom and watch the weight melt away – helpful hints in your weight lose or weight control programme.

Exercise and Fitness in Weight Lose

Diet fitness is as essential as exercise itself. Diet for fitness provides the essential nutrition one needs to restore worn-out muscles and for healthy growth. Diet fitness should never be taken for granted. With the popularity of keeping fit, many different views, methods, programs and dieting strategies have been formulated by many professionals. Among these are high carb diets and high fat diets. Which one is more effective and which one should one choose to follow?

Diet fitness is not all about losing fat, one must also consider his diet in order to keep fat away. Research shows that sustainable loss of weight can only be achieved on a diet which suits the individual food preferences, lifestyle, and medical profile.

Diet programs all over can help you shed off excess pounds, but only one diet can help you stay sexy, and it is the one that satisfies you most. Other important aspects of having a fit diet are moderation, balance and variation. One must be careful not to leave out important nutrients and other substances necessary for healthy body functioning, equally important in any weight lose programme is sustainable exercise. For more information about balancing food intake diet and exercise, check out this link: https://weightlosereviews.wordpress.com/lose-weight-using-food-combination-diet-and-exercise

 

Food To Stay Healthy

What are the foods to eat to stay healthy?  Everything but in moderation.  If mankind were cognisant of this basic fact, I suspect many of the woes related to overweight or indeed underweight, would be non-existent.

The problem is not the food; the problem is the attitude towards food. It is the preference of one food group over the other that keeps the system unbalanced and wanting of nutrients that weakens the body. It is the lifestyle that prevents us or allows excuses not to eat right but have fast food as the usual recourse.

Over the years, people have become more and more conscious about which food to eat to stay healthy. Over the years too, several recommendations have been advised. To this end, books were written, keep fit programs were sold and advices followed.

If ever, several adverts have already claimed superior benefits of their weight reducing, health-inducing product. What the adverts succeeded at was over-selling and over- highlighting their claims but never challenged this fact. But that is always true with commercialism. In this age where cents and dimes are often the rule of the day, there is no compunction to oversell a product to the point of using scare tactics for the targeted consumer to get their attention and possibly draw out their wallets and part with their money.

 The advice is not to fall for fad foods. Instead eat food that tastes good. Eat all foods that are recommended in the good old food chart. The body needs sodium, it helps cleanse the body and prevent diseases. The body needs fat. Fat insulates us from the elements and helps keep our body lubricated as machines are lubricated. Fat also keeps our skin supple and feeling younger. Have protein in the diet, you cannot do with less of it especially when in the healing and during the growing up years. Calories are needed to maintain energy levels so is sugar. But then everything has to be taken in the right amounts and quantities – everything in moderation.

Aside from the food groups that have been classified by science, there are only two types of food in nature that are provided to us. One is food for nutrition, the other are food for medicine and healing. Examples of these are garlic, turmeric and other herbs too many to mention. Every food has its own function and counter action; every food has different properties and tends to counter balance another food.

In an effort to sell a product, a brand, or an idea, what results is a scare that effects in limiting us with food choices often to those that we do not enjoy. The limiting of food choices keeps on evolving that if everything that is heard or advertised is listened to, nothing is worthy of eating anymore.

Every region on earth will always provide a balanced food source for that region. Foods grown in the US are different from those grown in China. But when examined closely, the tastes may change but the same balancing effect in the diet is present, anywhere in the world. That should tell us something. The earth provides everything for our enjoyment and health.  It is up to us to practise moderation and balance.  Knowing when to say enough has never been so paramount than when confronted with a plate of food. I have heard it said, “eat to live, don’t live to eat”; sound advice for a good number of us.