What proper nutrition should contain

In our crazy world we have to live a crazy hectic life. We are into our careers, businesses and ambitions. But are we really into ourselves? What about our diet? Do we eat properly?

It is important to realize that nutrition that consists mostly of such foods as hamburgers, coca-cola, chips, hot dogs, fish fingers and so on are unhealthy. Our body suffers from fatty foods full of cholesterol and toxins. It desperately needs fresh fruits and vegetables as natural cleansers and a great source of vitamins. No wonder that with such a diet we often find our minds and bodies unable to cope with the pace.

Therefore, it is vitally important to eat healthy food. Scientists agree that proper nutrition should contain the right amount of each of the following:

  • Proteins. They help to make new body tissues during growth. They also help to repair or replace worn or damaged parts of the body. Proteins can be converted into carbohydrate and used to give energy.
  • Minerals and Vitamins. They are needed in small quantities. They help to control body processes such as respiration, and to keep the body healthy.
  • Carbohydrates. These provide energy. They can also be converted into body fat.
  • Fats. They provide energy and can also form body fat. They also help the body to take in some vitamins.
  • Fibre or roughage. This is a thread-like substance formed of fibres that is necessary for proper digestion.
  • Water. Water makes up about two thirds of a man’s body weight.

Most foods contain many of these things. For example, 100 grams of boiled potatoes contain 1.5 grams of protein, about 20 grams of carbohydrate, about 79 grams of water, and a rather small quantity of minerals and vitamins. It

In the end of it it is important to emphasize that different people need different amounts of energy. So the right amount of all these components is not the same for all people.

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