Nutrition is about eating a healthy and balanced diet. Food and drink provide the energy and nutrients one needs to be healthy. The discussion and debate over different dietary styles seems to always boil down to plant based versus Fast food these days, and that’s a real shame. We are living in a world full of diet and ideologies based on researches to promote these ideologies, books, and supplement as the only way for people to improve their reach their weight loss or fitness goals and the only way to improve their health.

The basic tenets of good nutrition are: Eating foods which are as close to nature as possible; Selecting those foods from a variety of grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, healthful oil, and some animal protein, if desired; Drinking plenty of pure water daily.

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The best way to begin this journey to good health is to remove all the junk from one’s house. Then one doesn’t have to deal with the temptation. The use of agrichemicals has enormously negative impact on the environment. Chemical fertilizers and pesticides introduce toxic compounds into the air, soil and water sources, and ultimately into our bodies. Buying organic encourages the non-use of these toxic compounds. Buying vegetables from independent organic farmers further encourages the trend to grow produce without the use of toxic agrichemicals. Its better to buy vegetables from them than consuming poison sprayed food which affects one body.

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The best way is to revisit old traditions and stop obsessing over the modern fix of the day. Eat dark leafy greens every day. No matter how we eat, plant-based foods of one sort or the other are the common denominator across all diets, and for good reason. Dark leafy greens in particular are something most of us don’t get enough of. They play an extremely important role in purifying blood, building strong bones, boosting our immune function, balancing blood sugar, and more.

You probably might be thinking of trying out these all-in-one diets that you see on television. Nope, there’s no universally effective diet. However, any diet will work at least temporarily, What really counts is a diet plan that’s sustainable in the long-term, and this involves a diet and physical activity regimen that’s compatible with the individual’s personal preferences, tolerances, and goals.  

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, with whole grains, and fibres, with low fat meat and fish (at least twice a week). The fruits have a positive effect because of the high content of potassium, magnesium and sodium. Their natural juice hydrates the body. Better is to have them raw or baked, as when boiling them a part of the salts and carbohydrates are lost. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals, and because of their unmistakable taste and flavour, both the fruits and the vegetables can be easily added to the daily diet.

The greatest problem we face today is over eating. But, from a singular perspective, one of the greatest causes of overeating and obesity is sugar sweetened beverages. The reason is that SSBs are inherently metabolic poison, they are one of the only consumed products that trick your body into thinking it ate fewer calories that you actually did.

So, what to do?

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You have read up on the Internet about nutrition and health and after 14 days of the new year you’ve decided to actually implement your resolution to get fitter and eat better. Let us tell you, the Internet is indeed a boon, but it is always better to consult a nutritionist/dietician because you need to do what’s best for your body, not blindly follow what’s trending.

Yes, people commonly think that nutritionists will be judgmental and condescending, and that they will dictate what you can and cannot eat. But they don’t force changes on people; they are here to help people understand why changing their habits is so difficult. An eating plan is only successful if it works for the individual person. They help people to make healthy choices in our modern culture, while considering people’s budgets, lifestyle and personal preferences. Here is a list of Dieticians in Raipur to help you get back on your goal.

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It is common sense that just a diet is not enough to get rid of excess flab and lose weight. Yes, there might be diets that promise to do that, but you must note that they are not healthy. Exercise is a better option. Sign up at the nearest gym. Here’s a list of exceptional gyms in Raipur. If you are a yoga person, check this out.

Get ripped and Get fit!

Written by Sangeetha Alwar

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