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Foods With Benefits
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Foods With Benefits

We all eat every day so why not include those foods in our diet that will, in addition to meeting our daily caloric requirements, also contribute towards our health needs; be they general or specific. Continuously, researchers are finding more and more links between the foods we eat and various common health problems. Concomitantly, an increasing amount of evidence is also showing that certain types of foods may help to minimize or alleviate symptoms associated with ailments like diabetes and hypertension.

For example, it has been demonstrated that people who eat foods high in saturated and trans-fats may be exposing themselves to illnesses associated with the circulatory system such as coronary heart disease. This is also true for persons who eat large quantities of food without regard for the amount of superfluous calories they consume. Such behavior tends to lead to obesity and of course, obesity is one of the most favorable conditions for developing heart related diseases.

Other foods that have been associated with the onset of diseases include large consumption of sugar and carbohydrates. These foods are menaces to the endocrine system and tend to foster the development of diabetes and hypertension. All of which are at epidemic levels in many parts of the world.

Finding foods that are good for you is not as hard as it use to be. Researchers have now been able to identify the beneficial values of many foods and are helping to design diets that promote and support good health. Whole grains, proteins, vegetables and some vitamins have, so far, been recommended as excellent diet choices when it comes to supporting good health. Consume these foods daily; they have been found to support all the major systems of the body and they are necessary to maintaining the body’s network of organs and conduits in a state of homeostasis.

To ensure that you maintain good health and homeostasis, you should minimize, if not eliminate, alcohol consumption, quit smoking, exercise and always eat a balanced diet. A balanced diet is absolutely necessary. You will not achieve or maintain a state of healthiness on a wretched unbalanced diet. If you are unsure of what to eat, a good rule of thumb is to separate your plate into sections; a half for veggies, a quarter for carbohydrates and a quarter for lean meat. This will help to ensure that you are getting the right and proper amounts of food.

Most people say a “belly full is a belly full” so they take no notice of what they eat. Not all foods are created equal: some foods are good for you and some may wreck havoc on your health. Since you can control what you eat always choose those foods that will do your body good naturally. Choose foods high in nutrient and those known to promote and support good health.


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