Good nutrition is the bedrock of lifelong health. Nutritional information is becoming increasingly important as people become more aware of what they are putting into their bodies. Do you feel that you are having a difficult time keeping up with the latest news on healthy nutrition because it is evolving so quickly? If this is true, there are some basic principles of nutrition to keep in mind. Today, the average consumer on the street is concerned about the food he or she consumes, but often have little knowledge on nutrition beyond the day’s headlines. Once we know these power bases, we will be better equipped to sort through the latest research and advice.
- 30% protein (Consume complete proteins or a combination of incomplete protein foods. Try to focus more on plant-based protein and decrease animal proteins that are rich in harmful fats.)
- 40% carbohydrates (Consume complex carbohydrates and avoid simple carbohydrates that have a high glycemic load.)
- 30% fat (Focus on foods rich in EPA and DHA. Avoid trans fats as they are damaging to our health.)