Posted on Sep 28, 2012 in General
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Your body needs essential nutrients and overall nourishment to function faultlessly on the inside and radiate flawlessly on the outside. Reports suggest that most Americans lack essential nutrients because of their lifestyle, working patterns and regional conditions.
Did you know that when you deprive your body of essential nutrients and antioxidants, it is unable to heal itself from internal glitches and minor infections? Make wise food choices to lessen the risk of life-defying ailments like diabetes, heart disease, cancer and stroke.
However conscious you are of your diet, there is always a slip. May be if you know why you have-to consume certain foods and what they actually do to your body, it would be easy for you to follow a healthy routine. Read on to know more.
Carbohydrates: The primary source of energy is carbohydrates and it is plenteously available in whole grains, vegetables, fruits and milk. The calorie consumption and calorie burnt equation should be proportionate in order to maintain a healthy weight.
Calcium & Magnesium: For strong bones and a perfect heart, ingest abundant calcium and magnesium food supplements such as green leafy vegetables, dried beans and dairy products. They regulate muscular contraction, nerve conduction and strengthening of the skeletal system helping you stay away from Osteoporosis and Arthritis.
Vitamins & Minerals: Circulatory, immune, digestive, neurological, endocrine and skeletal system are built and operated by the continuous supply of vitamins & minerals. They monitor and control the growth of tissues, eliminating the risk of disorders. Rich sources of natural vitamins are veggies, brown rice, kidney beans, nuts, sweet potato and soya.
Fiber: Fiber is synonymous to immune system and improves functioning of the digestive line and reduces weight. It takes out excess fats, cholesterol, hormones and toxins from the body preventing the risk of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Proteins & Fats: Proteins build and repair body tissue and serves as a fuel to the effective functioning of the body. Meat, egg, fish, milk products are rich sources of protein. Deficiency in protein can be reflected in skin disease, abnormality in growth and behavioral changes.
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