Health food Eating healthy is one of the latest trends to keep in shape. If you are following a healthy diet, you're practicing making choices on what to eat to keep yourself in shape.
Generally, a healthy diet is said to include:
- Enough calories to maintain a person's activity needs, but not so many as to result in fat storage greater than roughly 30% of body mass
- Sufficient quantities of fat, including mono-unsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat and saturated fat, with a balance of omega-6 and long-chain omega-3 lipids
- keep a good ratio between carbohydrates and lipids : four grams of the carbohydrates for one gram of the lipids.
- Don't take saturated fat
- Don't take trans fat.
- Sufficient essential amino acids to provide cellular replenishment and transport proteins;
- Essential micro-nutrients such as vitamins and certain minerals.
- Avoiding directly poisonous (e.g. heavy metals) and carcinogenic substances;
- Avoiding foods contaminated by human pathogens (e.g. e. coli, tapeworm eggs);
- Avoiding chronic high doses of certain foods that are benign or beneficial in small or occasional doses, such as
- foods or substances with directly toxic properties at high chronic doses (e.g. ethyl alcohol);
- foods that may interfere at high doses with other body processes (e.g. refined table salt);
- foods that may burden or exhaust normal functions (e.g. refined carbohydrates without adequate dietary fibre).
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