What do you know about potatoes? Have you ever heard that they are actually full of vitamins and minerals? In this post, we will discuss the health benefits of potatoes, to include nutritional considerations, macro- and micronutrient content, and three types of potatoes that make really good selections based on their nutritional content!
Micronutrients are one of the major groups of nutrients your body needs. They include vitamins and minerals. Vitamins are necessary for energy production, immune function, blood clotting and other functions. Meanwhile, minerals play an important role in growth, bone health, fluid balance and several other processes.
Are you getting all the nutrients you need from your diet? I’ll be discussing different nutrients here to help you think about this!
It’s really important to understand what makes up the food you eat. You’ve probably heard that your body needs nutrients to survive. Food is a source of nutrients, and different foods have different nutritional content. In this post, I will give you lots of information about the six classes of nutrients, where we find them, and why we need them.
I know it sounds really appealing to hit the gym and then just eat whatever you want because you have burned some calories, but it generally doesn’t work like that for weight loss! My latest blog post gives you a few of the basics when it comes to fueling your body for exercise to meet your goals.
The Christmas holidays are fast approaching and you may find that your willingness to stick to a healthy diet is going to be tested. Fear not, if you have a positive, strong mind set, there is no reason why you cannot still lead a healthy lifestyle, even with a big holiday coming up soon. Here is what you can do to stick to your healthy routine.
We often rely on what we can get quickly or can make quickly. This could have a bad effect on our health if we aren’t eating the right foods. Fortunately, there are meal options that are not only quick for you to make but also can help to keep you healthy.
Here, I’ve focused on some that can be eaten cold and can be taken for lunch.
The “DASH” diet refers to “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.” This diet is designed to promote heart health. The general recommendations are to consume fruit, vegetables and whole grains, select low-fat or fat-free dairy and choose lean protein, and limit saturated fat as well as added sugar. Foods selected should be rich in vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium, as well as high in fiber and protein. They should also be limited in sodium.