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Information About Foods for Healthy Weight Loss and Diet Nutrition

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Diet Foods for Healthy Weight Loss

A healthy body can lose weight faster than a malnourished body. So it's worth remembering that there are 22 vitamins and minerals which are essential for the control of our weight and metabolism. The most important ones are: Vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6, Vitamin C, choline, inositol, chromium, manganese and zinc. All are available from healthy diet foods.

Foods To Include in Your Healthy Weight Loss Diet

For details of the nutritional and weight loss benefits of the main food groups, see following list of foods:

Fruit in Weight Loss Diet
Vegetables in Healthy Diet
Grains in Healthy Weight Loss Diet (see also Whole Grains)
Sugar For Diet Compliance
Dairy Foods/Calcium in Healthy Diet
Meat in Healthy Weight Loss Plan
Fats and Oils in Healthy Diet
Fish in a Healthy Diet
Nuts As Diet Snacks

Short Guide To The Healthiest Foods

There is no single healthy diet, meaning no set percentage of fats, carbs and proteins. That said, the healthiest diet includes foods from all the main food groups. In general, the healthiest fats are unrefined vegetable oils; the healthiest protein includes fish, lean beef and chicken, beans and soy foods; the healthiest carbohydrate includes vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans. Dietary fiber is important too, both soluble and insoluble. Beans, apples, oats, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds provide useful amounts of fiber.

Three Reasons To Eat A Healthy Diet

First and most important, a healthy diet plan helps reduce the risk of disease and boosts recovery. Second, it helps you to maintain a healthy metabolism, so you convert food to energy as efficiently as possible. This is why healthy bodies lose weight faster. Healthy eating is especially important in mid-life and later. Thirdly, a healthy diet maintains a healthy digestive system, which helps us to enjoy a wide variety of food and reduces the risk of indigestion and other gastrointestinal complaints.

The Digestive System

Our food digestion system (mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine) helps us to obtain energy and nutrients from food. Carbohydrate, fats and protein are each digested differently within the gastrointestinal tract, but surplus calories from these three macronutrients are ALL converted to body fat.

For more information about foods and their nutritional content, click below.

PULSES
Pulses/Legumes
Adzuki Beans
Black Eyed Beans
Garbanzo
Kidney Beans
Lentils
Lima Beans
Navy Beans

NUTS/SEEDS
Almonds
Brazil Nuts
Cashew Nuts
Flax Seeds
Flaxseed Oil
Peanuts
Pistachio Nuts
Pumpkin Seeds
Walnuts

SOY
Soybeans
Miso
Shoyu
Soybeans
Soybean Curd
Tahini
Tamari
Tempeh
Tofu

SEAWEED
Arame
Hijiki
Kombu
Nori
Wakame

VEGETABLES
Artichokes
Asparagus
Avocado
Alfalfa
Beetroot
Brassicas
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Collard Greens
Corn
Fennel
Garlic
Kale
Leeks
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Onions
Parsnips
Peppers (green)
Peppers (red)
Peppers (yellow)
Potatoes
Spinach
Squash,Pumpkin
Sweet Potatoes
Tomatoes
Turnips
Watercress
Zucchini,Courgette

FRUIT
Apples
Apricots
Bananas
Blackberries
Blackcurrants
Blueberries
Cherries
Citrus Fruits
Cranberries
Dates
Dried fruit
Figs
Guavas
Grapefruit
Grapes
Kiwi-fruit
Lemons
Limes
Mangos
Melons
Nectarines
Oranges
Pears
Pineapple
Plums
Prunes
Raisins
Raspberries
Redcurrants
Strawberries
Tangerines

OTHER FOODS
Quinoa
Buckwheat
Soba Noodles
Columbus Eggs
Jasmine Tea

 

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