Thursday, March 1, 2012

Health Nutrition Food That Isn't

It can be hard enough keeping to a healthy diet; what happens these days though is that the major restaurant chains come and try to mix up our personal definitions of what we can safely call "healthy". A restaurant staple at McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's or Ruby Tuesday's can easily get called "healthy" even when it is saturated with calories, fat and salt. Let's take a look at the worst offenders on the restaurant menus around the country that promote their products for their health, nutrition, food value all at once.

The Ruby Tuesday Avocado Turkey Burger should actually have been a really healthy meal. Turkey is great for your heart's health - nutrition food that actually heals. But not here. The burger has nearly 100 g of fat (that's nearly a fifth of a pound of fat), and heaps of salt held together with more than 1000 calories.

Okay, is there any way that you can not be making the right choice with a salad? Well, at the California Pizza kitchen, the Waldorf chicken salad actually comes with even more calories than the burger above. How did they even manage to do this in a salad? It's all in the dressing, of course. But you will need to be on the lookout across their entire menu.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Health, Nutrition and Easy Diet - Getting the Most Out of Our Regular Food Intake

We eat and drink to promote growth, especially in younger years, to supply fuel needed for the energy used to operate the physical mechanism, and to maintain the body structure and systems operating at peak efficiency. In order to maximize the benefits of our food intake, there are some simple things we need to do. Unfortunately we don't usually do these any more in our busy and stressful society, but if we want to regain and maintain good health, we need to change some habits.

First, we should eat quietly and without rushing, and not when we are emotionally upset, excited, tired or in pain. The body needs to work on the processes of digestion. Digestion begins in the mouth where foods need to be chewed thoroughly. For optimum benefit, we should use fresh food, and organically grown, and vegetables in raw state as often as possible. Frozen food is better than canned food but not as good as fresh food. We should eat when hungry and not too much so as not to overload the body.

Monday, January 16, 2012

How to Plan Your Perfect Health Nutrition System

Most people are only vaguely aware of the need to be physically fit. If they want to put the idea into practice they should develop a personalized health nutrition system that they will be able to incorporate into their daily routine. Given below are some guidelines on how you can go about it.

The fist rule here is to fully analyze your current eating pattern. Note down consistently on a daily basis, at least for a week, all that you are eating. It is possible that you will be taken aback when you see that much of what you are eating every day are things that hardly provide you with any nutrition. On the contrary, many of it could be putting you in the red zone by stuffing you with unwanted calories by its fat content.