Diet and Eating Advice From Anne Collins
Healthy Diet Advice
Development of the Modern Diet
Dietary habits are strongly linked to food processing and the options provided by food manufacturers. If burgers and fries had been available to our caveman ancestors, they wouldn't have bothered hunting. Unfortunately, while food manufacturers are constantly developing ever-tastier foods, these food products aren't always healthy. A tasty food is typically high in fat or high in sugar (or both) and high in sodium. Refined white flour foods are high in unhealthy carbohydrate. Baked foods may contain trans-fats - now considered to be as unhealthy as saturated animal fats. Many supposedly fresh fruits and vegetables are old, and salad-foods can be dripping in mayonnaise. In short, many basic foods lack the nutritional quality necessary for a healthy diet. For answers to questions like: How have dietary habits changed? and What constitutes a healthy diet? please continue reading.
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.
About calorie needs and expenditure for optimum weight management. If you want to boost your health as well as reduce your weight, avoid empty-calorie foods or calorie-dense options, follow a nutritious diet and raise your level of energy expenditure. A fast 30-minute walk can burn 200 calories.
For an explanation of how surplus calories are stored as body fat, please see: Body Fat/Adipose Tissue - Why We Gain Fat
Best foods to eat, plus nutritional information to maintain good health and a "normal" weight. Click below for advice about the best macronutrients and micronutrients. Remember, a healthy body loses weight faster.
Carbs to Eat
Water, Weight And Health
Adequate fluid intake is an essential feature of any healthy diet plan, to prevent dehydration and ensure good health. The body usually maintains the correct fluid balance using electrolytes like potassium and sodium. If this fluid balance is upset, water retention and edema may occur. The treatment for water retention depends on its causes. Lowering sodium intake is usually a major feature for any diet to reduce water retention.
Carbohydrates and Glycemic Index (GI)
Everything you need to know about healthy carbohydrate, how much to eat and how the Glycemic Index helps to maintain good health and weight. The GI Diet method has superceded low-carb diets. It focuses on carb-quality rather than carb-quantity, and offers improved blood-glucose control for anyone with type 2 diabetes or any of the symptoms of metabolic syndrome. GI Diets are also ideal eating plans for PCOS and a range of general digestive conditions.
GI Diet Method
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