Posts Tagged ‘food habits’

Should I avoid carbohydrates to lose fat?

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

fat lose, carbohydrate foodIn order to lose the weight the consumption of carbohydrates has become a rather controversial issue because there are foods that are useful while some should be avoided in order to lose fat. Here is an account of which foods you must avoid in order to lose fat. Remember that these foods are exclusively given because they have high percentage of carbohydrates in them:

  1. Sugar– though sugar directly does not have any effect on a person but the use of sugar in various additives and preservatives make it unhealthy for the human body. There are many low fat foods that are not so tasty but when sugar is added to them they become really tasty. This should be avoided because the purpose will be lost if you do such things. Why only food there are several drinks too that has sugar in them such as lactose, corn syrup, sucrose and sugar alcohol.
  2. White flour– white flour is another thing that gets processed in the body faster than usual. This often results in the fall of the energy and you tend to get tires soon. Whole grain foods are best when it comes to avoiding carbohydrates in your diet.
  3. Fruit juice– they do not contain any fiber and has high levels of calories and sugar that can affect the health to a great extent. To add this there are many juices that are manufactured from fruit juice concentrates which in other words is also known as added sugar.

Why should you have organic food?

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

organic food, importance of food, nutrition With the change in tastes and people’s preference more and more people are switching to live a healthier life and that is the main reason why they are choosing an organic diet over and other diets.

Importance of organic diet

There are various reasons why people prefer organic diet over any other diet. Here are the reasons why:

ü  The foods that are included in the organic diet have a low percentage of preservatives, does not contain any added chemicals or colors, fertilizers or additives and the best part is they are not genetically modified. In fact the animals that are reared are not developed by the growth of hormones or antibiotics.

ü  The levels of nutrients in the organic foods are very high. It also has high amounts of vitamin C, salicylic acid, magnesium, calcium and phosphorous. All these are very important to keep the body healthy.

ü  The organic foods are sweetened with the help of natural substances like grape juice or honey instead of any artificial sweeteners.

ü  The productions of livestock are not done with the help of growth hormones or antibiotics. In most cases the cattle are injected with these antibiotics to make them fatter and larger which is quite unhealthy. In the organic livestock no such thing is done and they are allowed to develop and grow in the normal way.

ü  The farmers who are involved in the production of organic crops do not use genetically engineered seeds or any kind of irradiation methods. Use of natural compost and crop rotation methods are used to harvest the produce.

Importance of iron rich food for your health

Friday, September 7th, 2012

iron rich food, iron vegetable, iron fruitsWe all love eating what we find tasty. Most often these tasty dishes are usually junk food that does no good to our body except of just filling up our stomach and introducing our body to tons of not required fat, oil and bad cholesterol. Due to our live for junk food, we deprive our body of essential nutrients which protect our body and help us grow. Iron is one of the major nutrients that our body needs at all times and which should be regularly included in our diet. Since the body absorbs only fifteen percent of the iron in your food, you should increase your daily consumption of iron.

Here is a list of the reasons why an iron rich diet is good for your body and health:

  • We have all heard of the oxygen carrier called Hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is composed of iron and it is the only chemical that diffuses into our blood and supplies oxygen to every muscles, tissue and cells of our body. It also collects carbon dioxide from every part of the body. Having less amounts of hemoglobin will definitely affect your body.
  •  Another agent called myoglobin, also laden with iron helps our muscles to retain the oxygen supplied to it.
  • Neurotransmitters are used by the brain to send signal to different parts of the body. It is iron that triggers enzymes to synthesize or produce these neurotransmitters.
  • Lack of iron in the growing years can cause difficulty for a person to remember things.