Let me introduce a new guest on my blog today: Michael Morelli, who is going to give us some tips about nutrients for a healthy lifestyle.
In our busy life we often tend to forget how important it is to eat food reach in valuable nutrients. I hope Michael’s article will help you understand it and it will give you some advice on what to look for if you decide to change your eating habits.
5 BEST NUTRIENTS FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Living a healthy life can sometimes be tough. It isn’t cheap, it isn’t always enjoyable, and it can get boring. But nonetheless, it’s your job to make it as great as possible. See, there are a couple of things that your body needs. We’ll be talking about all of them in more detail in this article, but until then, here’s this: All of these elements contribute to the proper functioning of your body, organs, mind, everything.
Without them, you’d have a lot of trouble doing your regular tasks. Life would be more difficult, you’d get tired easily, and you’d become more exposed to certain illnesses. This is why doctors usually tell people to give up on junk food – it provides almost no nutritional value, and you only get saturated fats which increase your cholesterol levels as well as your blood sugar levels.
A healthy lifestyle requires introducing healthy food and filling your everyday life with beneficial items. Physical activity is also incredibly important so if you’re looking to lose some weight or give your body the stuff it needs – read carefully. On top of that, your basal metabolic rate changes depending on how you live your life. Optimally, you want to bring in the exact amount of energy your body needs to function properly. Anything more than that and if you don’t burn it up, it’ll end up as fat. Anything less, and your body will start burning fat stores (thus making you lose weight).
Here are all the nutrients your body needs to keep you healthy!
Carbs are sugars. But they aren’t bad sugars that you intake through food. We’re talking about the fibers found in grains, vegetables, and various milk products. Carbs are your body’s main source of energy and, without them, you’d be in a difficult situation.
So, if you’re looking for a quick source of energy, instead of drinking coffee in the morning, grab an apple! A single apple might not keep the doctor away, but it will get you up and running from the moment you eat it!
Avoid eating white bread and white rice because these are too processed to give any health benefits. Instead, eat whole grains, beans, and any vegetables and fruits you lay your hands on. The carbs from these food items slowly get absorbed into your system, thus not causing a spike in blood sugar levels.
2. Vitamins and Minerals
There are plenty of vitamins and minerals that our body needs to function properly. For example, you have Vitamin D. This vitamin helps the body absorb calcium (which in turn makes your bones strong and not easily breakable).
Vitamin D deficiency is a common occurrence in the world, and it causes people to develop thin, soft, and brittle bones that are open to breaking at all times. Your best bet to minimize this is to increase your intake of Vitamin D.
Again, Vitamin D isn’t the only vitamin (or mineral for that matter) that is so important – all of them are so make sure you’re bringing in the lot!
The building blocks of life. Well, maybe not, but protein is beneficial to the body in many cases. There’s a reason why bodybuilders choose to eat so many foods jam-packed with protein. Without it, your body wouldn’t be capable of repairing broken tissue. On top of that, protein is responsible for the growth of your hair and nails, for building hormones, and it’s also an important part in keeping your muscles, skin, bones, cartilage, and blood functional.
The main source of protein at the moment is meat, but if you’re vegan or vegetarian, there are alternatives. Don’t give up protein completely because you will have issues!
And I’m not talking just about any fats; monounsaturated ones are the talk of the town. These fats can be found in avocados, dark chocolate, nuts, extra virgin olive oil, and plenty of other food items. It’d be in your best interest to avoid saturated fats because these increase your cholesterol levels and can be dangerous to health.
Monounsaturated fatty acids replace saturated fats and trans fats. They lower the risk of heart disease and improve the overall levels of your blood cholesterol and blood sugar.
I can’t state the obvious without mentioning that people manage to dehydrate themselves during the day. It’s true! An excess of stress and you’re all over the place, forgetting to take a drink or to eat.
We wouldn’t last four days without water because it’s a constant necessity for keeping your body operational and healthy. Doctors commonly say that 2 litres of water per day is what you should aim for but, truthfully, drink as much as you’re comfortable with. If it’s hot outside – drink more. If you aren’t sweating much – drink less. It’s all relative but just as important!
ABOUT MICHAEL MORELLI:
Michael Morelli is a writer who loves to write an article on health & fitness. He is always involved in fitness. He always believes in hard work & due to his hard work he has completed 5 fitness certifications. In his articles, he always mentions the benefits of protein, protein powder for your workout & how healthy diet plans are beneficial.