A healthy diet is undoubtedly an easy way to improve and maintain your health and to emphasize your beauty and live long. It may even prevent potential genetic diseases and health problems.
On the other hand, if a perfectly healthy person doesn’t eat properly, they can destroy their immune system, damage some vital functions or get ill.
That’s why you should try to prevent many illnesses and improve your health on time with a healthy diet.
What does a healthy diet mean?
A healthy diet not only includes healthy foods, but a proper meal schedule, as well. It means that you should consume healthy foods and eat regularly.
If you choose healthy foods, but you consume them in insufficient quantities or not regularly, it will have a far less positive effect on your health than if you eat them properly.
So, it’s recommended that you have three main meals a day and one or two snacks between them.
A proper quantity of food depends on your age, sex, health and the amount of stress and physical and mental demands.
You can see by yourself which food quantity is the most suitable for you based on the moment when you feel full.
Which foods are included in healthy diet?
First of all, a healthy diet includes all natural and unprocessed foods, such as fruits and vegetables, especially raw and fresh. It also includes certain dairy products, such as young cheese, low-fat milk, yogurt, whey and curdled milk and certain kinds of low-fat meat such as fish, white chicken and turkey meat and lamb. Although less common, corn bread is very healthy, too.
These foods are very rich in nutritional elements which are necessary for our health, such as proteins, minerals, vitamins and carbs.
Does heat treatment of foods affect their nutritional value and quality?
The heat treatment of foods affects their nutritional value and quality. After treating with heat, the vitamin and mineral levels in foods are lower. Boiled food is the best choice because such foods are the least “damaged”, that is, their natural qualities and ingredients are only slightly altered.
Nutritional value of foods decreases severely by frying and roasting.
Which foods aren’t included in a healthy diet?
If you want to eat healthily, you should be acquainted with the list of foods you should avoid.
On the top of that list are fatty foods which may cause a variety of health problems, such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular issues and other. On the same list are very spicy and processed foods, such as processed meat products, various kinds of snacks, fast food, etc.