May, 09 2010
“Healthful eating” is necessary in keeping the body functioning properly. There are many types of food products that can help you stay healthy through your life. Staying healthy and feeling great while having a good diet plan will make your ability to work together, and help you make good decisions.
By cutting down on oil, a person can cut down on the amount of fat added to their diet. Using a non-stick pan will cut down the amount of oil used in cooking. Oven steaming foods captures flavor without adding fat “(Greenspan, 2009).” According to“Greenspan (2009)”, oven steaming foods gives a person tasty, healthy foods. Wrap foods, like fish and vegetables, in aluminum foil, add a little seasoning and place in the oven.
“Healthful preparation” methods do not stop with steaming foods. Reducing the salt taken in daily in a person’s diet, could help a person’s health. Too much salt and sodium in a person’s diet could lead to high blood pressure. Reducing the salt and sodium content in the food a person eats is important. One method to reduce salt intake is to use spices and flavorings instead of salt. Spices and flavorings enhance the taste of foods and are low in sodium. Garlic powder, dry mustard, onions, and herbs are just a few ideas to liven up a dish without adding sodium “(Extension 2008).”
Protein gives us energy and get up and go. Protein maintains our cells, tissue and organs. The lack of protein can result in slow growth, reduced muscle mass, lower immunity and weaken hear and respiratory system “(Toscano, Paul, Barston & Segal, 2009).” Those findings prove people need to incorporate more protein in their diet.” “Animal based proteins are from meat, poultry, fish, milk, eggs and cheese. Eating fish has added benefits. Fish contains Omega-3 fats that are beneficial to a person’s health. Omega-3 fats reduce cardiovascular disease. Omega-3 fats improve mood and helps prevent dementia “(Toscano, Paul,...