Saturday, January 15, 2011

Healthy Food

healthy food

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• Fruits • Vegetables• Cereals and Pulses• Dairy• Poultry, Fish and Meat products Healthy Food Groups The term health food is generally used to describe foods that are considered to be beneficial to health. Healthy food promotes good health and unhealthy food habits lead to a diseased body. HEALTHY FOOD

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Fruits Regular consumption of fruit is associated with reduced risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease (especially coronary heart disease), stroke, Alzheimer disease, cataracts, and some of the functional declines associated with aging.

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Many citrus fruits like oranges, lemons and grapefruit are rich in Vitamin C, bioflavonoid and antioxidants. It helps to boost circulation to the scalp which promotes hair growth. Bananas are a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C. Watermelon is not only great on a hot summer day, this delectable thirst-quencher may also help quench the inflammation that contributes to conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis. Fruits

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The mango is referred to as the king of fruit

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away

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Berries are rich in Vitamins A, C, E and beta-carotene as well as rich in the minerals potassium, manganese, magnesium.

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Vegetables Most of the vegetables are, therefore, best consumed in their natural raw state in the form of salads. There are different kinds of vegetables. They may be edible roots, stems, leaves, fruits and seeds. Each group contributes to the diet in its own way. Fleshy roots have energy value and good sources of vitamin B. Seeds are relatively high in carbohydrates and proteins and yellow ones are rich in vitamin A. Leaves, stems and fruits are excellent sources of minerals, vitamins, water and roughage.

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Pulses Pulses are actually edible seeds of legumes. Legumes include the peas, chickenpeas, beans and lentils. The good thing about them is that they are rich in proteins , carbohydrates, fiber and have low glycemic index.

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Milk is an ideal food not only for the young ones but also for the aged ones and convalescents alike. It is rich in carbohydrate primarily lactose , protein mainly casein and fat. Further minerals like calcium, phosphorous, sodium, potassium and magnesium are present in appreciable quantities. Milk provides considerable quantity of thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, vitamin B12 etc. apart from Vitamin C. Drinking a glass of milk everyday makes our bones and teeth strong. Milk Products

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Poultry, Fish and Meat products Meat, poultry, fish, dry beans and peas, eggs, nuts and seeds supply many nutrients. These include protein, B vitamins (B1/thiamin, B2/riboflavin, B3/niacin and B6/pyridoxine), vitamin E, iron, zinc and magnesium. The minerals and vitamins in lean meats strengthen bones; build, maintain and repair body tissues; help boost the immune system; increase energy; help with digestion, metabolic breakdown and the development of healthy skin; and help metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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Mohinee said...

Thanks you Geeta Didi! :)mai bhi fruit khaungi! aur bacchonko Geeta didi ki site bataungi! :)

Geeta Singh said...


Neha Gangal said...

nice one...

Geeta Singh said...

Thanks Neha!!