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The Constituents Of Food: Some Facts

It is very handy to know something about the most common constituents of foodstuffs, so that you can use this knowledge to your advantage whilst choosing and cooking food. The more you know about the constituents of food the better prepared you will be to select the best method of preparing that food. In this piece we will talk about some constituents of food.Carbohydrates are a concentrated form of energy as is fat. However, the two substances differ in several ways, not least in that fat supplies energy in a very concentrated kind whereas carbohydrates provide energy in a more economical way. Over indulging in either fats or carbohydrates will result in becoming overweight quite quickly.Therefore, this is the region that dieters must concentrate on, although 'experts' do not agree which is the most detrimental. Traditional diets recommend cutting back on fats, whereas some more contemporary diets recommend practically eliminating carbohydrates from one's diet.The fact is that the body and most of the food t...


What You Should Eat For Optimum Health

We often wonder what we should eat for optimum health and even the government has recently flip flopped its food pyramid which you can see at's an overview of the 2005 dietary guidelines from the government.First off, according to the new government guidelines a healthy diet is one that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk products and will include lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, and nuts.The diet will also be low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt, and added sugars.The main theme the government is proposing now is to eat a diet rich in grains and to make half of the grains you eat whole grains. Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel -- the bran, germ, and endosperm, some examples would be:* whole-wheat flour* bulgur (cracked wheat)* oatmeal* whole cornmeal* brown riceNext you should "vary your veggies" and in general buy fresh vegetables in season, stock up on frozen vegetables and buy vegetables that are easy to prepare.For the bes...


Eat Healthy While You Are Away From Home

We all love to go on a vacation and when we are on a healthy eating plan, we wonder how we are going to be able to stick to it while we are away from our homes. This is not a legitimate reason to scrap your healthy eating habits as there are ways that you can keep your eating under control and still enjoy yourself and stay on track while you are on vacation. I do not think that anyone wants to return home to discover that they have put on 3 or 4 extra pounds of weight. Here are a few ideas that will help you to eat healthy while at the same time not feel like you are being rationed.Do not waste calories on things such as salty potato chips at the airports or a donut at the local coffee shop when you are traveling. Pack healthy snacks and take them with you or purchase them when you arrive and that way when you get hungry or a food craving, you will have something healthy to tide you over until the next meal. By eating healthy snacks, you will leave yourself the option of having something special for dinner or...


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