Where can you get recipes for healthy food? First off, what is healthy eating? Food without meat? No! Foods with little or no fat and without excessive sugar or salt. You can eat meat, you don’t have to be a vegetarian to be healthy.
Let me show you the benefits of eating lean meat. The brain in the human body uses approximately 60-70% of the body’s total available energy at any given time. The brain runs on protein like cars run on gasoline. Meat is high in protein, so eating meat is fine, but with any other food, you have to know your limits.
Here is a short list of unhealthy foods and healthy foods.
* Breaded and fried foods
* Sugary sodas
* Processed lunchtime meats
* Greasy snack chips
* White bread and refined pasta
* Most canned spaghetti and ravioli
* Sugary breakfast cereals
* Frozen fried chicken, fish fingers and corn dogs
* Green and colorful vegetables
* Dark leafy greens and lettuce
* Fresh fruits and berries
* Lean turkey and chicken
* Nuts, dried fruits and healthy snacks
* Whole wheat bread and pasta
* Healthy cooking oils like canola and olive oil
* Grass-fed beef and bison
* Oily sea fish from cold water
* Low-fat milk or soy drinks
* Nuts, seeds and legumes
The closer a food is to its natural state, the better it is for you. Fresh fruit and berries are great and satisfy those cravings for sweets. Whole vegetables are high in vitamins and minerals, so choose more green, orange, and yellow vegetables. Steam them to get the most nutritional value and be careful with sauces, they can be high in calories and fats that aren’t good for you.
Buy lean meat and don’t forget the fish. The omega-3 essential fatty acids found in marine fish are often deficient in our diets, so serve seafood two or three times a week. Baked fish and chicken are healthier than fried, and lean meats like bison or venison are healthier than fattier beef. Processed lunchtime meats, hot dogs, bacon, and sausages contain a lot of junk that you don’t want in your body, but if you love these meats, you can find healthier versions sold at health food stores.
Stick to water as your main drink and limit soft drinks. When you get tired of plain water, add a slice of lemon or lime to add a touch of flavor. For kids, try some fruit juice spiced up with carbonated water. Some herbal and green teas can bring great benefits to your health, but avoid too much caffeine.
Thanks to Gyorgy Fekete