Eating healthy foods for health benefits is a birth right.
Eating the healthiest foods is much more, the better.
Some foods have a higher food value than others. This ensures that optimum health benefit is got from such foods.
Let’s compare a single item. Good and bad carbohydrates or brown and white sugar, which should you prefer? I pick the brown stuff because naturally, it has all the nutrients, vitamin and minerals intact. You cannot say this of the white varieties. It can best be described as a shadow or poison.
Off all the food groups, fruits should come first in purchasing food stuffs, in preparing the food and in eating the meal.
One needs to munch a fruit or two before the breakfast or lunch menu. I would not ask you to take a juice here except, it were a pre-breakfast. In this case, lime or lemon juice in a glass of warm water is the best, and nothing else or just a plain glass of cold water.
Fruits when eaten before any meal open up the digestive system. It prepared it for the other food groups, carbs, fats and oils, and proteins to be properly digested. This is due to its vitamins and mineral matters in the form of antioxidants.
You see, fruits are usually eaten fresh and raw.
I do not know what fruits are usually cooked for or before eating. To do so is attempting a foolish thing. There may be instances where certain unripe fruit like a mango is cooked and keep to ripe. This is as good as a white sugar.
Cooking fruits will destroy all its vitamin C, B-complex, especially, those soluble in water.
Fresh and raw fruits preserve all its goodness.
Munch a cup of an apple or blueberries, or suck an orange before a meal-breakfast, lunch or supper.
Some other healthy fruits that you can enjoy: bananas, mango, pears, kiwi, plum, etc.
Vegetables especially, green leafy vegetables should always be included in any meal. Two or three tablespoonful of the stuff has its health benefit. This will greatly stimulate the floral in the digestive tracts.
When I was in my mid-twenty I usual add some greens I can get hold of to all my meals day and night. I do not fail to do that daily even if it were a piece of pumpkin leave.
I put on healthy flesh and nearly get over weight. You see the fruits and vegetable combination greatly stimulate bacterial actions in my digestive tracts for digesting the carbs, fats and oils and the proteins.
Include in your breakfast other vegetables like onions, garlic, leeks (this three a must) and half cooked; fresh red tomatoes also half cooked.
Others that you can use are brussel sprouts, cabbage, lectuce, etc.
Here comes the carbs. the energy foods. These goes easy with fruits and veggies due to partial likeness, water soluble.
In the vegetable kingdom, like equally attracts like. This is a healthy combination or union.
Brown or semi-polish rice is my favorite. It has natures B1 vitamin and magnesium that is good for the blood. It keeps the blood strong and healthy.
Oat meals are so good for breakfast. They fibers called beta glucans keeps the heart healthy.
Brown bread is good carbs. One of the best is Ezekiel’s bread. It’s a previous stuff from the creator of the heaven and earth.
You see, God wants all people to enjoy good health regardless of your religious background.
Homemade bread seems to be healthier than that bought in the stores and bakeries.
Sugar cane is a carb and a stalk. Its sweet sugary taste benefits the muscles, nerves and brains. Chewing the cane develop the teeth and gum muscles, and the skull bone.
Other good carbs in natural form you can think of are yams, cocoyam, potatos in their varieties.
Legumes or beans are also carbs and contains some amount of protein and oils. Green bean, which is the unripe form of the common white bean is full of nutrients when cooked half done 10 to 15 minutes.
Soya bean, kidney bean and black-eyed bean and others are good.
Maize (corn) eaten with pear is excellent health benefit.
Nuts and seeds are carbs but like bean has oils and proteins if eaten with any beans benefits one healthy. These contain many vitamin and antioxidants. Nuts have twice the energy value of a carb.
The best that I can think of is palm oil, coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil. All these contain monosaturates that keeps the heart healthy and wards of stroke and heart disease.
I think I should now cross over to the animal kingdom.
Fish or Seafood And Lean Meat
First, fish or sea-foods is our source of our high protein foods. Here we have sardines, mullets, tilapias, tuna and salmon, shrimp and cod. These are all oily fish. Fish is noted for its high content of iodine and vitamin D than any other animal.
Second is meat. Lean meat or fat meat is good. Meat from birds like turkey and fowl contains both fats and proteins. Those that are naturally fed tastes best and healthier.
Milk and eggs is best to eat together along with some handful of peanuts. There is a synergy within these food range that benefit one healthy with the addition of a fruit.
Butter and cheese is always delicious and full of nutrients. You can eat these with any carb as desire, especially bread, rice and yam.
To get all the most out of the healthiest foods that befits good health, one must try as much as possible to eat any food in its natural states.
Take fresh potatoes as an example. If you eat it without the skin, you lost all the nutrients. The inner flesh is only a carb. Or starch. All the vitamin and photo nutrients or antioxidants are concentrated only in the skin of the potato. The same apply to yams and cocoyams and any other root vegetables. I usually scrub of the brittle wax-like layers with a hard sponge or knife. The rests goes in my pot of chop.
Cocoyams has proteins plus in its green stalk. You get good value for buying this stuff.
To your good health!
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