How to Ensure That Your Diet Is A Diet Rich In Nutrition
A diet rich in nutrition is the type of diet which everyone should aim for. If we all lived in a perfect world everything would taste delicious, be good for you, super convenient and have lots of nutritional benefits. But is there such a thing? Does this perfect world exist?
You can bet your bottom dollar that it does.
When looking for natural foods which are packed with nutritional value it is important that you choose something from all of the five major food groups – it’s all about creating the right balance. A balanced diet which is a diet rich in nutrition has numerous health benefits and gives the maximum energy to enable you to really enjoy life and live it to the full.
The five food groups which form the basis of this diet are:
* Fruits – choose a variety of fresh fruits in plenty of different colors (more on that in a minute)
* Vegetables – should also varied and vibrantly colored
* Whole-grain foods and foods which are fortified with fiber
* Fat free or low fat dairy products like milk, yogurt and cheese
* Lean meats, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts and beans
Eating All The Colors Of The Rainbow
Fresh fruits and vegetables are the perfect source of vitamins, nutrients, minerals and other elements which are vital for a balanced, nutritious diet. Many of the most precious properties of these foods are found in the coloring. This is why it’s a great idea to eat vibrantly colored plates of food in order to enjoy a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and nutrients vital for a balanced diet. Each different color provides different nutritious benefits.
Enjoy a colorful salad or with green lettuce, baby spinach and cucumber, red tomatoes, vibrant yellow and red bell peppers, creamy white radish, onions and delicious red cabbage. Finish off with a scrumptious bowl of colorful fruits including oranges, red strawberries, yellow bananas and benefit from the deep blue hues of blackberries and blackcurrants. These are all widely available, delicious and convenient and take the minimum amount of preparation – who would have thought that a diet rich in nutrition would be so easy to enjoy?
Here are a few more foods which should be included in your regular diet in order to ensure that you get the most benefits from your food by enjoying the healthiest diet you can.
Beans – they’ve already had a mention but did you know that beans are one of the only foods which are bona fide members of two different food groups? They are both protein and vegetables. They are packed with low fat protein, fiber and nutrients. This is a powerful combination with many health benefits. It stands to reason that beans of all types should be a regular part of your diet. Try adding them to soups, chilli and stews, sprinkle them on your salad and add them to scrambled eggs. There are loads of things you can do with beans.
Greek Yogurt – is a superb source of potassium, protein and calcium as well as containing important probiotics. Add these to your regular diet and you’ll benefit from the nutrients which help to build strong bones, give your immune systems a boost and aid your digestion. Eat them straight from the pot with some fresh colorful fruit; add them to dips, smoothies and salad dressings. There are lots of delicious ways to enjoy Greek Yogurt.
Sweet Potatoes – are extremely nutritious, particularly if you don’t peel them and enjoy the skins. They are a rich source of potassium (great for the heart) and vitamin A (a vision booster). They are also perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth – they are deliciously sweet yet incredibly low in calories.
Mushrooms – they add a unique flavor to stir fries as well as being low in calories and a terrific source of selenium which has cancer fighting properties. They are also perfect for vegetarians as they are an excellent source of vitamin D, potassium and copper. They are readily available, cook in an instant, can be used cooked or raw in salads. Mushrooms really can make a nutritious addition to any diet – vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters too.
Sunflower Seeds – they may be small but they pack a powerful punch. They are bursting with the healthiest monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats which have many health benefits including lowering the blood pressure and hence cardiovascular risks. You can nibble on them as a snack or add them to stir fries and salads.
You are what you eat remember – and making sure that you regularly include some of these powerful ingredients in your diet will ensure that you and your family enjoy many taste and health benefits. You will be able to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, enjoy a healthier lifestyle and make the most of your new found energy – all thanks to your healthy, nutritious and balanced diet. It really is remarkably easy to enjoy a diet rich in nutrition – if you know how.