Take a minute and think about your choices when it comes to food/diet. You might be filling yourself with conditions that keep affecting your health. The key essence in maintaining your health is not only taking a balanced diet but also in its timing and moderation.
The average person eats whether hungry or not. Actually, the main challenge is that eating is now more of a reflex action. In every opportune time; breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, dinner, while watching TV, it just happens. This is simply a case of over eating or under eating. It not only overwhelms your digestive system but also enervate the body.
You should develop a health eating habit, if you already are not doing so.
How should you eat and why?
Normally, an adult requires about 3000 calories a day for proper body function. Broken down, the composition is carbohydrates 2400 calories, proteins and fats 300 calories each. The amount required varies in regards to physical activity, height, weight, age and sex. In the pursuit to support this sensitive execution, the food choice challenge underlies.
A healthy balanced diet consists of : Protein (found in meat, poultry, dairy products and beans), Fat (dairy products, nuts, and oils), Carbohydrates (vegetables, rice, grains and legumes), Vitamins (vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K), Minerals (trace and essential minerals) and Water.
The health of your brain depends not only on how much fat you eat but on what kind it is. Eating fatty foods and no or only a few fruits and vegetables leads to cardiac related diseases and certain cancers. You need to avoid rich bakery foods as they contain more calories and fried snacks such as potato chips. Choose skim milk or low-fat buttermilk , where possible, substitute evaporated skim milk for cream in recipes for soups, sauces and coffee. Eat less but more often.
The timing of the main meal and follow ups simply determines the effects of your feeding. With digestion taking up to four hours, many don’t s’ destabilize the process.
How you should not eat.
Usually, fruits are used to supplement the main course. Beverages such as tea and coffee, smoking, bathing, sleeping and walking could work against your health. The timing in these actions determines the nutritional benefits derived from your intake.
Taking fruits immediately after meals does result to bloating. The chemical composition in them bloat the stomach with air. The best time to take fruits is an hour either before or after your meal.
Drinking tea or coffee immediately after a meal hardens the food making it really difficult for digestion. These beverages contain a high content of acid that affects the protein content in food.
Bathing after a meal negatively affects you. The digestive system is weakened since blood concentrates around the skin, affecting the digestive function.
It seems normal to rest; take a nap after a meal. Contrary, this affects your digestion. It results to an improper digestion, lowering the beneficial capacity of food. It also leaves you susceptible to diseases such as gastritis and colon infections.
Do you walk about or smoke after a meal? Smoking while eating or after, greatly increases your chances of cancer. Coupled with walking which reduces the rate of absorption, it becomes worse.
How timely do you balance your feeding habits?
- Mind what you eat and how and when you eat it.
- Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
- Enjoy healthy fats and avoid unhealthy fats.
- Avoid or limit sugar and salt intake.