The healthy eating pyramid focuses on overall diet and health. It will help you make informed choices about what and how to eat.
Guidelines - Healthy Eating Pyramid
1. Daily Exercise for Weight Control and Staying Healthy
Weight control and exercise are linked by a basic fundamental of energy balance. You will gain more weight if you tend to eat more than what you burn. By exercising regularly, you will control your weight.
2. Vegetables and Fruits
The richest of all foods in protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, macro and micro nutrients and enzymes, these occupy the largest place in the healthy eating pyramid, stressing their importance. By eating adequate vegetables and fruits each day, you will stay healthy all through your life. It helps lower blood pressure, lower your risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, protects your vision as you get older and fights intestinal aliment.
3. Healthy Oils and Fats
Oils and fats are close to the base of the healthy eating pyramid. An average American derives almost one-third of their daily calories from fats. Therefore, it is important to consume healthy fats. These are found in nuts, seeds, olive oil, fatty fish like salmon, and avocados.
4. Whole Grains
Carbohydrates are essential for energy. Whole grains are its best source. Eat a diet that is rich in whole grains as it will help in controlling your blood sugar and your body's insulin level from rising and falling rapidly. This happens since the body cannot digest whole grains as fast as it can processed carbohydrates like white bread. Whole grains are found in brown rice, oatmeal and whole bread.
5. Beans, Nuts, Seeds and Tofu
These are all rich in proteins, fiber, vitamins and minerals. They are great for your heart, particularly walnuts, pecans, almonds, pistachios and hazelnuts.
6. Fish, Eggs and Poultry
These are rich sources of protein. Chicken and turkey are rich in protein and lower in saturated fat. Eating an egg for breakfast is a healthier alternative than a doughnut made of refined flour and fried in oil.
Follow these healthy eating habits for an overall improved dietary health.
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