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You Are What You Eat – What Constitutes A Balanced Diet?

The importance of eating a balanced diet is referenced often in discussions of health and wellness. What's much less discussed, however, is what constitutes a balanced diet. At its most basic, we're talking about a mix of carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins. There are many sources for each of these dietary components. Let's take a closer look at each, starting with carbohydrates. The following article talks more on this topic:

Ask The Nutrition Tactician: What's The Difference Between Simple And Complex Carbohydrates?

Not all carbs are created equal! Learn how simple and complex carbs can affect your weight, health, and energy levels.

As a registered dietician, I'm often asked what the difference is between simple and complex carbohydrates. The short answer: not much. They're both carbohydrates that end up broken down into glucose, which is the major fuel source for your body. The long answer: Everything related to health, digestion, fullness, and nutrition separates the two.

The flexible dieting crusade has led many people to believe there's no difference between 25 grams of carbohydrates from a sweet potato or a sleeve of SweeTarts. As long as you're hitting your daily numbers, they argue, you're A-Okay! Read more at BodyBuilding.com...

Understanding the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates is vital in distributing them in your diet in a manner that will benefit your body and health, as well as when you are involved in different activities as described in the post above.

Now, let’s take a look at proteins and how you can maintain or even increase your intake with a simple, easy-to-use source.

The 7 Best Types of Protein Powder

Protein powders are very popular among health conscious people. There are many types of protein powders, made from a wide variety of sources. Among the many options, it can be confusing to figure out which will provide the best results.

This article lists 7 of the most popular types of protein powder. It also suggests a few specific protein powder supplements at the end.

What Are Protein Powders?

Protein powders are concentrated sources of protein from animal or plant foods, such as dairy, eggs, rice or peas. Read more at Authority Nutrition...

While it is possible to have these nutrients in concentrates as described in the article above, it is important to note that such additions will not make a difference if you already have a diet that has high quality protein. Protein powders mostly do well with those who are involved in lots of physical activity, or who are older and need to supplement.

As we mentioned, a balanced diet also contains vitamins. There are so many sources of vitamins and when you know what you’re looking for, and where to look, you’ll discover that many of them are easily available. The following article sheds light on this:

Vitamins Importance in Nutrition & the Foods Guide for Different Vitamins

Since it bears a heavy load of vitamins, the salad dish is an irreplaceable vitamins source. Like other basic nutrients, vitamins are essential to maintaining the health condition good since they affect the normal growth and development of the body.

Because each vitamin has its unique roles in the biological pathways where it’s involved, no vitamin should ever be disregarded. Hence, getting enough amounts each vitamin ensures the well functioning of the body processes. While most members of the vitamin B complex help the enzymes in their work as catalysts, vitamins, in general, are either water-soluble or fat-soluble. Read more at Bite and Cure...

Since the sources of vitamins are vast, it is easiest to have a properly distributed intake of fruits, vegetables and lean meats to meet all your daily requirements.

If you want more detailed nutrition information for health and weight loss or need outstanding chiropractic care, Dr. Ann Miller is ready to assist you. Get in touch with her today by phone at 585-396-0527, or through the contact form here on her website.

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