ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Most people have heard of so-called "superfoods", which are believed to be helpful for a variety of things. Weight loss, an improved immune system, better skin, better vision, and so on are all health goals that are supposed to be achieved through different kinds of superfoods. Colethea Jenkins, however, feels that it is more important that people know which foods to eat in order to be healthy overall.
The Healthiest Foods in the World
Organizations both here and in Western Europe have spent a lot of time researching the health benefits of different foods, something that Colethea Jenkins has been watching with interest. He is particularly concerned about fads surrounding crash diets, which have the potential to be dangerous. He is also concerned about the fact that, on average, 100 acres of pizza are consumed every day in this country alone. Clearly, there is a lack of balance in people’s diet that needs to be addressed.
Based on various pieces of research, Colethea Jenkins has been able to identify the healthiest foods on the planet, which should be included in all diets. They are:
1. Nuts, pulses, and grains
These foods are full of nutritional value and should, therefore, be consumed regularly. The most important ones are almonds, Brazil nuts, lentils, oatmeal, and wheat germ. Nuts, pulses, and grains contain a variety of important vitamins and minerals that support heart health and other bodily functions. Furthermore, they are perfect for snacks.
2. Vegetables, fruits, and berries
There are so many different vegetables, fruits, and berries to choose from that it is almost a crime not to add them to one’s diet. However, some are healthier than others, which is why Colethea Jenkins suggests that a healthy diet should include broccoli, apples, kale, avocados, leafy green vegetables, and sweet potatoes. Again, these foods are full of important minerals and vitamins to support various parts of overall health.
3. Fish, meat, and eggs
Fish, meat, and eggs provide people with the necessary protein. However, a lot of meats are not healthy and can cause significant health problems, with red meats being an example. According to Colethea Jenkins, a healthy diet should include oily fish, venison, chicken, salmon, and free range eggs. Not only do these provide the body with essential protein, but they also help with brain health, heart health, and overall health.
The Importance of Moderation and Balance
In order for people to be healthy, they should not just consume the above foods, they should also focus on moderation. Most people think about food mainly from a weight loss perspective. This makes sense, not just because we live in a society that is obsessed with physical appearance, but also because there is a clear link between weight and health. While most of us know that in order to maintain a healthy weight, we have to focus on both diet and exercise, few of us know that diet actually makes up 80% of weight gain or weight loss. This is why balance and moderation are so important.
For instance, sugars and fats, except omega 3 fats found in oily fish or avocado, are not healthy. Nevertheless, that doesn't mean that they have no place in a balanced diet. The occasional treat goes a long way towards helping people to sustain a healthy lifestyle overall. Colethea Jenkins has seen time and again that some people manage to become healthier and lose some pounds to achieve a healthy weight, only to lose it all because they suddenly decide to go on a binge. This is because, psychologically, when we deny ourselves something, we start to crave it more.
The Importance of Treats
Because of the above, Colethea Jenkins believes that treats are also an essential part of a healthy diet. This doesn't mean that someone should eat pizza every day or have a chocolate cake every day. What it means is that the occasional pizza is perfectly acceptable, and so with the occasional slice of cake. He recommends, however, that people drink a glass of water before having their treat, thereby making the stomach feel full faster. This will make it easier to resist over-eating.
The Value of Proper Hydration
Indeed, proper hydration is the final key element of being healthy. Water is abundantly available yet insufficiently consumed. Water helps our body to flush out the toxins we accumulate over the course of the day. It also keeps us hydrated, which is important for a person’s energy level, skin, hair, and other bodily functions. Last but not least, it is the one thing that you can never have too much of.
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