June 23, 2018 3:14 pm

Mary James

Dietary Research: You Really Are What You Eat

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Research in dietary needs is constant and ongoing. Recent dietary research has found 14 different nutrient-dense foods that have proven time and again to promote good overall health. Coined superfoods”, they usually have fewer calories, higher levels of vitamins and minerals, and many disease-fighting antioxidants.

If you're entering that danger zone now, be aware that it will not get any easier to lose weight, because people need fewer calories as they age. Blame slowing metabolism and the body's tendency starting in midlife to lose muscle mass - a process known as sarcopenia - and gain fat, especially around the abdomen.

Nutrient-Dense Superfoods

Beans (legumes), berries (especially blueberries), broccoli, green tea, nuts (especially walnuts), oranges, pumpkin, salmon, soy, spinach, tomatoes, turkey, whole grains and oats, and yoghurt can all work to stop and even reverse diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and some forms of cancer.

Dietary Research: You Really Are What You Eat

TIP: Low energy levels, mood swings, feeling tired all the time, unexpected weight change, uncomfortable with your own body are just a few signs that your diet is unbalanced.

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And since the whole body is connected, where one might have an effect on a certain part of the body, it can also affect the health of many other body functions and performance. With these 14 foods as the basis of a balanced, solid diet, you can say goodbye to weight loss gimmicks and other fly-by-night programs.

On the other hand, the bad effects of an unbalanced diet are several, varied and can be quite severe. Low energy levels, mood swings, feeling tired all the time, unexpected weight change, uncomfortable with your own body are just a few signs that your diet is unbalanced.

An unbalanced diet can cause problems with the maintenance of body tissues, growth and development, brain and nervous system function, as well as problems with bone and muscle systems.

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Hidden Hunger Malnutrition

Otherwise known as “hidden hunger” malnutrition can occur when you are eating enough calories, but the food does not contain enough nutrient value to sustain your body properly.

Babies are extremely vulnerable to this until age two because of the intensely physical, motor and cognitive growth they are experiencing. And there is no way to catch up later. Children who suffer from this condition often deal with physical and mental defects for the rest of their lives. About 85% of Americans do not eat the necessary vitamins and minerals daily.

Dietary Research: You Really Are What You Eat

FACT: Symptoms of malnutrition include lack of energy, irritability, a weakened immune system leading to frequent colds or allergies, and mineral depletion that can trigger a variety of health concerns including anaemia.

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Symptoms of malnutrition include lack of energy, irritability, a weakened immune system leading to frequent colds or allergies, and mineral depletion that can trigger a variety of health concerns, including anaemia.

And since the body and spirit are connected, realising that an unhealthy body will result in an unhealthy spirit only makes sense. When we nourish our body with these superfoods and complement them with other nutrient-dense and healthy fresh foods, our spirit will be vitalised and healthy as a direct result.

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They base many modern diets on prepackaged convenience foods that sorely lack the necessary vitamins and minerals. This can affect our mental capacities as well as be causing irritability, confusion, and the feeling of "being in a fog" all the time.

Superfoods can be the basis of a natural sound, healthy, nutritious solution to curing many of these ailments and more. At the very least, that means lots of lean protein, fruits and vegetables, and complex carbohydrates; no processed foods; and minimal white flour and sugar.

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FAQs About What You Eat

Is it true you are what you eat?

Our bodies contain similar nutrients to the food we eat. The foods you eat alter the nutrients in your body, making it very important to eat foods that will have a positive and beneficial impact on your body and your health. Almost everything is ok, in proportion.

Why we are what we eat?

We are what we eat because each food we choose is a collection of molecules of information-messages to the body. We digest or breakdown the food into smaller units to help “run the operations” of the body. The difference is that the engine doesn't turn into the gas; we do become the food.

How often should you eat?

So how often should you be eating? The Theory: Nutrition experts tend to recommend eating 3 balanced meals (350 to 600 calories each) and 1 to 3 snacks per day (between 150 and 200 calories each).

What food gives healthy skin?

The best foods for healthy skin are:

  • Carrots, apricots, and other yellow and orange fruits and vegetables
  • Spinach and other green leafy vegetables
  • Tomatoes
  • Berries
  • Beans, peas and lentils
  • Salmon, mackerel and other fatty fish
  • Nuts

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About the Author

I am passionate about fitness, healthy lifestyle, cooking, and well-being. This blog is about some my thoughts that are occupying my mind and spirit on daily basis over the last 5 years and my great passion – weight loss and fitness, healthy lifestyle and healthy food, mindfulness and self-improvement.

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