Thursday, April 19, 2012
We all hear, day in, day out, "Eat this, don't eat that!" Or, "don't you know that isn't good for you?" Well, then what is? With all the diets, the trends, the advertising, how am I supposed to know what is good for me? And, wouldn't you believe it, with all the food hype, we really have just strayed away from the basics. We're all humans, and human bodies all need some basic things to be healthy.
First order: THE BASICS
Okay, now that that is out of the way.....what else? What should I put in my body?
2nd Order: The BASICS: Nutrients
1. Carbs: Carbohydrates are the main source of our bodies energy...so don't run from them, get your carbs!
Foods to eat: bread (bagels, oatmeal, whole grains!!) beans, fruits, brown rice
2, Protein: It builds our bodies. Proteins make us strong, build muscle, again give energy, and keep disease away!
Foods to eat: Turkey, tuna and other fish, cheese, peanut butter, yogurt, tuna
3. Vitamins: Are necessary for the function of life! Scientists have know this for ages! There are too many to list so please check here for a full list!
Foods to eat: fruits, veggies like broccoli, you can never have enough!
5. Calcium: We all know the mantra: Drink milk: It's good for you! Calcium definitely helps build strong bones, you be thankful later in life if you get enough calcium now!
Foods to eat: Not only dairy, but you can get your calcium from spinach, calcium fortified cereal, salmon, tofu, almonds
6. Iron: is needed to carry oxygen throughout our bodies! Without enough iron, our body will begin to breakdown.
Foods to eat: Poultry, meats, fortified grains
Of course this list can go on and on, but we wanted to keep it as short and sweet as possible. Check back soon for more information!