The body mass index (BMI) indicates a personâ€™s fat excess, as it is a quantity factor. When this exceeds normal limits, some may not like the image reflected in the mirror. First, a few extra pounds start showing, then we use the term overweight and when not contained, it becomes obesity.
The sooner the weight gain is stopped the better a personâ€™s chances towards achieving a healthy lifestyle. Small changes in daily nourishment and physical exercise can contribute to a healthier lifestyle.
The human body needs approximately 40 different kinds of nutrients. Essential nutrients are nutrients that the body cannot make by itself and must receive from the diet. Basic nutrients are carbs, proteins and fat. The body also needs a proper energy source, fiber, nitrogen, water and vitamins to function properly. Their proper balance leads to a healthy eating style, which is not always easily achievable in todayâ€™s busy world. But it is not impossible. Try to eat at least five or more fruits and vegetables every day, because they are an important part of a healthy diet. Combine them with whole grains, lean meats, low fat dairy products, nuts, seeds and legumes by mixing them in with delicious salads.
Donâ€™t leave out meat, as it is an excellent source of protein. Proteins are also necessary to maintain a proper nitrogen balance. Fiber aids in the elimination process, they come from plants and cannot be digested by the body. Diets high in fiber also lower the risk of cardiovascular and digestive diseases. Highly soluble fibers lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. You may also benefit from taking a multi-vitamin and minerals supplements. Be sure to have enough omega 3 fatty acids, CoQ10, basic vitamins, plant enzymes, trace minerals, and antioxidants.
Our daily food intake is each personâ€™s responsibility. A healthy diet doesnâ€™t mean avoiding certain foods, just limiting them. The secret lies in thinking about your diet first. After all French fries come from a vegetable but they hardly count as a healthy food.