We all know how important nutrition is for our body. Our body needs different types of vitamins and nutrition to keep it functioning. When it comes to nutrition, we hear a lot of new things every day. When you combine all the information, you will find a confusing outcome. What I want to say here is today you will find that this particular food is right for your overall health and on the very next day, that food will be listed under the unhealthy food category.
So, all those questions like what is nutritious and what should we follow to keep ourselves healthy can make you very confused. Well, how about knowing some facts about nutrition that can help us to understand in a better way? I know that you will find a lot of controversial statements on nutrition and you won’t agree on anything. In fact, you should be. But there are some facts that we all agree on. So, let’s have a look at those facts.
Omega-3 Fats Are Healthy But Not All The People Get A Sufficient Amount Of This
Studies have proved that Omega-3 fats are crucial to keeping the body functioning in a proper way. You must have heard about the term DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid). Well, this is one type of Omega-3 fatty acid that generally sourced from animals. Let me tell you an interesting thing. Do you know out this DHA covers around 10 to 20 per cent of the total fat that our brain has! Sounds interesting, right?
So, if our Omega-3 fats intake level lowers then we can suffer from a lot of health issues, for example, mental disorders, low IQ, depression and it can also lead to several heart issues. Apart from DHA, there are two other major types of Omega-3 fats. These are ALA- Alpha-Linolenic Acid and EPA- Eicosapentaenoic Acid. Some of the best sources of ALA and EPA are algal oils, fatty fish, grass-fed meat, pastured eggs and more.
Multivitamins Tablets Are Not So Good
I am not saying that you should stop consuming your doctor-prescribed multivitamins tablet now as this can develop health issues. But you should try to give your body the required vitamins from the natural way. Most of the people don’t get the required level of vitamins. That’s why we are taking different multivitamins tablets.
Let me tell you something. I also used to take such tablets. But after a few days of taking multivitamins tablets, for around 15 to 20 days, my body started to develop some side effects. I went to the doctor and got to know that I exceeded the daily limit than my body generally needs. So, try your best to get our vitamins by eating vegetables, fruits, whole grains and other healthy foods. You will all agree that natural sources are good.
Added Sugar- One Of The Most Dangerous Element
All most all the food manufacturers use sugar to the foods, and that is called added sugar. They generally use syrups and sucrose. We all know that this is completely unhealthy. Indeed, added sugar doesn’t contain any amounts of calories and nutritional value.
So, if you are consuming foods that have added sugar regularly; then you may face nutrient deficiencies. But there are more. Added sugar can also lead us to suffer from Type 2 diabetes, heart issues and obesity. So, you should try your best to lower the added sugar intake level.
Natural Food- Not Always Healthy
It’s not about the fruits or vegetables; it’s about the products on which we see the term “natural”. Are they really natural products? Well, this term can be deceptive. FDA- Food and Drug Administration has stated that the word “natural” can be used for foods that have no substances, artificial flavor or no added color.
However, it is not good to assume that such products are healthy and full of nutrition. Sometimes food producers use it to tempt the consumers to buy the products. Besides, foods that have natural tag are not always low in carbs, calories. So, it will be better for you not to consider them as the healthiest option.
Not All The People Can Follow A Single Diet Plan
We all are different from each other, and it can be in terms of body type, genetic, health factor, physical activities and more. So, the diet plan that I follow may not work best for you. While some enjoy maximum health benefits with a low-carb diet plan, others stay healthy by following a vegan high-carb diet plan.
You can get a lot of idea on the internet about diet plan, but there is no guarantee that they will work. You need to do a little experiment to know which one works best for you. Choose a diet plan that you can enjoy and stick to it for a long time.
Don’t Let Your Body To Suffer From Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D in our body works as a hormone. From where you get Vitamin D? We all know that it is the Sun. When our skin is exposed to the Sun’s ultraviolet rays, it created Vitamin D. But a large portion of the population is now suffering from this nutrient. There are some places where people don’t get enough sun rays.
On the other hand, some people don’t go outside when it is too hot, and if they move out, they use sunscreen. Well, it is good to protect your skin from sun rays, but sometimes it is good to let your skin create Vitamin D nutrition in your body. Sunscreen can prevent your skin from creating this nutrient.
Vitamin D deficiency can cause lower bone density, which can further create bone fracture or osteoporosis. Children may suffer from Rickets, where their bone becomes very soft. Besides, it can also cause cancer, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, high blood pressure and more.
Don’t think that getting more sun rays will fix the issue. You need to try out other sources. For example, egg yolks, mushrooms, beef liver, soy drinks, orange juice, milk and more. You can also go for Vitamin D supplements.
Protein Is Not The Best Way To Gain Muscle Mass
Remember that using protein is the only source of energy compromise the process of muscle restoration. You might have heard that consuming a lot of protein can help you in gaining muscles. But the fact is, it is the physical activities that can help you in increasing your muscle mass. But you shouldn’t avoid protein, and you can keep the intake level of 0.36 grams per day.
Our body needs protein as it helps in different ways, like synthesizing hormone, and enzymes, building antibodies, and more. Besides, it helps to build blocks for bones, blood, cartilage, hair and skin. Some good source of protein are eggs, meat, cheese, soy products, corn, beans and more.
A few Last Word
It is crucial to limit the consumption of process food. With time, food systems are getting industrialized, and that is indirectly affecting our health. When food is processed, it eliminates most of the healthy nutrients. So, you should eat unprocessed food. We all are living a busy life that has made us use ready-made products as we don’t have much time to cook. But we should now start taking good care of ourselves. Eat healthy foods that have a sufficient level of minerals, vitamins, and other healthy nutrients. You can cook such food at your home. Just try it out.