Getting enough to eat and getting enough nutrients is often not the same thing in today’s ecological environment. This pillar introduces the amazing, life sustaining benefits of whole foods and what you should be considering when making a shopping list. Learn how to make healthy diet choices to vitalize both the body and the mind. Start building a daily meal plan that you can actually enjoy while feeling more satisfied at the end of every meal.
Vitalizing Foods will include the following topics:
- Nutrient Content of Food
- Cooking Techniques and Considerations
- Creating Meal Plans
- Developing Sustainable Habits
An Introduction to Vitalizing Foods
This pillar will look at vitalizing foods, exploring the impact that nutrients can have on human health.
Eating enough and getting enough nutrients rarely equate to one and the same thing. Nevertheless, it is crucial to incorporate life-sustaining whole foods on every grocery list.
Building a daily meal plan is a critical first step, coaxing consumers to weigh up the nutrient content of food and arming them with the knowledge necessary to create more satiating meals that help them to meet important nutritional targets.
It is crucial for humans to consume sufficient protein in order to build muscle. It does not matter how much fat or carbohydrate a person consumes – they need protein to build muscle and expend that energy. This is why some people with little muscle tone can consume a high calorie diet yet still feel lethargic all day.
However, consuming too much protein can also have health implications, albeit not as serious as eating too little. The embedded PDF contains more information about the health benefits of protein.
Nuts and Seeds
Whether you are a vegan or a meat-eater, introducing nuts and seeds to your diet can be a great way of adding both nourishment and variety to your meals. Of all the various sources of protein, nuts and seeds are incredibly quick and easy to prepare. Indeed, early humans gave seeds and nuts a prominent place in their meals.
Although they have taken a backseat to meat in modern culture, nuts and seeds are an excellent source of protein. Simply replacing meat with seeds or nuts a few times a week can have significant health benefits, as the embedded infographic explains.
Meal planning is an effective tool in terms of working more nutrients into your diet. A meal plan may cover just a night or two or an entire month. It could consist of simply planning lunches to avoid spending money on restaurant food during the week, or perhaps planning every single meal and snack to track all nutrient and calorific intake.
Meal planning helps people to save time on their busiest days by having meals pre-prepared. It can also be an effective way of saving money and preventing food waste. Above all else, meal planning enables people to take control of their food choices, helping them to maintain a diet that meets their nutritional and fitness needs rather than simply grabbing convenience food at the last minute. You can learn more about the importance of maintaining a healthy diet by viewing the embedded video.
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