Nutrition And Nutrition

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Nutrition Nutrition basically means having a good diet and getting good exercise. To have a good diet, you should eat mostly fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy proteins, and healthy fats. You should also drink water instead of sugary drinks and alcohol. You could also use the Healthy Eating Plate as a guide to eat a more healthy, balanced meal. The recommended amount of fruits and vegetables each day is about half of your plate such as; corn, apples, pears, broccoli, carrots, and green peppers. About a fourth of your plate should be filled with whole grains, such as, whole wheat, barley, oats, brown rice, and whole pasta. Around another fourth of your plate should contain protein. That includes fish, beans, chicken, and nuts. You should also try to limit yourself to red meat, and also try and avoid eating processed meats, such as bacon and sausage. In addition, you should have healthy plant oils on your plate to eat, such as canola, olive, soy, peanut, corn, sunflower, and others. Try avoiding partially hydrogenated oils because of the unhealthy amounts of trans fat. When people say “You are what you eat,” it basically means, to be a healthy and fit person, you also need to eat a good nutritional meal. Vitamin supplements are not a substitute for a healthy diet. Most people take multivitamins as “nutritional insurance.” Some examples of vitamin supplements are: Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, and K. There is also Folate, Iodine, Iron, Selenium, and Zinc. Antioxidants can actually lower the rates of getting cancer. If you have a balanced diet, you do not really need to take vitamins. It is better to take vitamins everyday, but honestly if you eat healthy enough, there is no point in taking vitamins and minerals every day. Nutriti... ... middle of paper ... ... amount of oil you should eat. I was 671 calories above what i should have ate in a day to day basis. The average amount of calories you should eat in a day is 2000. I was averaging around 2,671 calories a day for four consecutive days. By doing this food log, I have learned that I do not eat the healthiest and I should probably start eating healthy. I should also try taking some vitamins so that I do not have to eat as healthy and I can still get some nutrients. I could try eating more fruits and vegetables every day. Or eating some more protein, such as steak or fish. I could not eat as much oils that are fatty. I could cut down on the amount of candy I eat in a day. I could also stop drinking so much pop and breakfast pizza that has tons of calories and saturated fat in it. To sum it up, I should eat a more healthy diet and try to work out more to get fit.
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