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Healthy Eating – The Building Blocks of Organic Food

The core building blocks of food are sugars, starch and oil. These three things provide our basic carbon and energy requirements. Different plants have unique levels and available proportions of these essential building blocks.
Seeds containing starch can have a descent amount of oil compared to oil seeds, which have no starch. Starch in the diet is usually provided by grains and vegetables, like potatoes.
Sugars freely available in sweet food are fructose, glucose, and sucrose. There is much to be read and learnt about these sugars beyond the scope of this article.
Oils in the diet are naturally obtained from foods with high oil content. Avocados are known for their high oil content. Nuts are another source of oils in the diet. We don’t need to consume oil (cooking or otherwise) to receive adequate oils.
Vegetarians will passionately tell you we don’t need meat in our diets to receive adequate Nutrition levels. The human body can happily and fundamentally gain its nutritional requirements from non-meat sources. Vegetarians know this and do it successfully. Many animal species eat nothing more than plant based nutrition.
There is ongoing debate about the nutritional levels of Organically grown food compared to food grown using modern traditional methods. One segment missing from these debates is the amount of pesticide residues on non-organic produce. The emphasis is focused only on the nutritional value.
Although scientific research and logical opinion differ, my logical view is that a plant will absorb the nutrients it requires regardless of their source. The important point ism, was the source real and natural or synthetic?
Organic, Natural food is grown with the idea that a plant obtains its nutrition from nature. Plants have been growing successfully for centuries, long before man and science discovered a way to synthetically manufacture a fake version of nature.
The best way to determine if a plant or its fruit is nutritionally adequate is to observe the plant or fruit itself. If it looks healthy and delicious it most likely is. Plants show signs of inadequate nutrition by changes in their growth habit changes in leaf colour, poor fruit production or smaller than expected plant growth.
For maximum health benefits, look for food grown without the use of synthetic Pesticides. The look, feel and taste of the food will provide logical fact regarding the Nutritional value of it.
Healthy food will be naturally high in essential sugars, starch and oils needed for a healthy human diet.
Organically grown food often looks distorted or may have odd shapes. This does not have anything to do with the health of the plant or the food, it simply means the fruit was not grown for uniformity but rather quality and taste.…

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A Lean Protein Diet is Essential For Building Muscles and Good Nutrition

Protein is vital for the proper functioning of the body. Protein helps to build the body’s framework and assist in building and aiding in the body’s development. The tissues of the body are made of protein and the major organs of the body and the muscles are also made of protein. Protein holds our connective tissues and nerves together and plays an essential role in protecting our immune systems, producing oxygen carrying red blood cells and even in digesting food. Thus, consuming protein is essential to keep the body functioning properly. There are a number of food sources that can provide the protein the body needs.
 
Everyone needs to consume lean protein and there are a variety of options to consider when preparing meals. Protein can be found in plant form through some vegetables, soy, beans and peanuts to name a few. Dairy products in the form of cheese, yogurt, milk and whey powders also provide protein. Many vegetarians get a significant amount of their protein through plant and dairy sources. The greatest supplier of protein is an animal source and the leaner the meat the better. Seafood, lean chicken, pork and beef are all great sources of protein when eaten in moderation. It is fairly easy to obtain the required amount of protein needed each day if you are eating balanced meals. The amount of protein you need is based on a variety factors which include your age, sex, weight an height. Consulting with your physician to build a diet plan based on your personal nutritional needs is suggested. Make an effort to include some form of protein at each of your meals to ensure that you are getting enough protein in your diet.
 
Protein is important because it has bulk and it takes longer for the body to digest. Eating foods high in protein makes you feel satiated faster and longer and this is important when you are dieting. This ultimately helps you to lose weight. Many dieters complain that they are always hungry and the foods they eat aren’t very filling, but this is because they are probably not eating enough protein mainly because many people associate eating meat with fat. There are many lean meat options to consume while dieting. In addition, proteins are also important for maintaining weight loss and a healthy diet because they build lean muscle. If you have incorporated a daily exercise regimen into your weight loss plan you will need protein to build muscle. Eating a sufficient amount of lean protein while exercising will help replace lost fat with strong lean muscle. The combination of exercise and protein will build muscle and prevent the flabby body appearance that comes with significant weight loss without exercise.
 
Despite what many people think, it is possible and necessary to incorporate the required amounts of protein into your diet. There are many lean protein options available from meats to vegetables that will provide your body the energy and other substances it needs to function properly.…