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Saturday, 13 April 2013

Health means healthy food

The concept of "a healthy and nutritious diet" is used more and more, but what is health, and what is the food, and how does the two concepts come together? Health is not only that you can keep your doctor away, but a significant factor for achieving health is that you eat the right things in the right quantities. It is here that the food comes into the picture.

What is food?

The best picture of how the body's health and nutrition are linked, is to compare the body with a car. If you get the wrong fuel in your car, it may not run, which is the same with your body – if you get it wrong in your mouth, your body is not functioning optimally.

The body's so-called fuel is nutrients, which are the substances that provide nourishment and thereby imparts energy to the body and helps it to function better. We get our nutrients from the food we eat and the nutrients that give the body energy, carbohydrate, protein and fat, and the substances that help the body to function better, are vitamins and minerals.

Please note that food and nutrition is not the same thing, but they both have to do with health. Read also the article Nutrition and health.

What is health?

Some would argue that health can be measured in the number of doctor visits a year, but it is not quite true. The fact is, in fact, that a healthy lifestyle is to prevent illness, which first shows up in the longer term, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Health is therefore a way of life, which, among other things, can be maintained by following the 8 Council in diet the compass, where you combine healthy and balanced diet with exercise. By eating varied ensures you that your brain and body get the nutrients that make you work well in everyday life.

Health and nutrition on the menu

The big question is then, how you put together your meal or your plate, so it lives up to both to be healthy and nutritious? Here is the Council that you must assemble it with:

2/5 potatoes and grains – here you will find, among other things, food from the "good" carbohydrates, which take longer to break down in the stomach and in the intestine, and therefore keeps the blood sugar level more constant and provides satiety anymore.
2/5 fruit and vegetables – here you get vitamins, which are healthy for your body
1/5 protein and/or fat rich foods – proteins helps maintain the body's various tissues and are important for your health, and that is why it is also important to eat something from this category in each main meal.
This composition strikes a good balance, and you get a varied diet. However, it is not essential that you put together all of your meals in this way, and you can, for example, well put together a meal with less fruit and vegetables, as long as you make sure to get all the more fruit and vegetables at a different time of the day.

The correlation between health and nourishment

Health and nutrition are so together in the way that you are getting the correct and healthy nutrients to your body through healthy and varied diet. However, it is important to remember that health is not only a question of diet and nourishment but also must be combined with the fact that you burn some of the nutrients that you get in your body using motion.


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