Water and Balanced Diet
- for Healthy Eating
Are you eating a Balanced Diet? - If you look at your scale I think you will have the answer.
By now you know that along with drinking lots of water, choosing the right foods to consume is important in staying healthy.
Water, salt and minerals are all vital for optimal health, but the nutrients we receive from food are also essential. You need proteins, fats, fruits and vegetables. You need to eat healthy. But, what exactly does that mean?
As a rule of thumb, a balanced diet mens to consume a ratio of:
Eating a balanced diet for health, also means knowing how to maintain the pH balance in our body, without witch we cannot survive. The best way in doing this is to eat more alkaline less acid producing foods.
For instance, according to TheWolfeClinic.com,
Alkaline producing foods are:
- almost all vegetables, including sea vegetables
- almost all fruits including all citrus fruits (lemon, grapefruit, orange)
- protein giving vegetables like nuts and seeds
- non-alcoholic drinks like: fresh fruit and vegetables juices, organic, un-pasteurized milk, teas and mineral water
Acid producing foods are:
- all animal meets, including seafood
- all fats including dairy products, and oils, -excluding the coconut oil
- almost all nuts,
not to mention:
- alcohoolic beverages, drugs, bread and pastas,
- last but not least all drugs, chemicals, herbicides and pesticides, known to be present in non-organic foods and processed foods!
More Tips on Healthy Eating
According to Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, the statement that "bad" cholesterol causes heart disease is erroneous and unscientific.
He states that cholesterol deposits do not cause blockage of the blood veins
- the culprit is actually dehydration!
We get cholesterol deposits in the arteries from dehydration, not from overconsumption of cholesterol.
The term dehydration really refers to concentrated, acidic blood. This blood pulls water out of the cells lining the arterial wall. The cells become weakened from the water loss and damaged from the toxicity of the concentrated blood. - In this instance, cholesterol will actually help the body. It acts as a sort of waterproof dressing to cover these damaged sites within the arterial membranes until they are repaired. This particular action of cholesterol is actually designed to save the lives of people whose bodies get seriously damaged as a result of persistent dehydration.
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Fruits and vegetables are a must in a balanced diet, because they provide natural vitamins and essential minerals we need.
They help maintain the pH balance of the body, and they are an excellent source of energy; in in the photosynthesis process plants use energy from the sun and the ground to transform dissolved inorganic minerals into organic ones.
Green vegetables have a few added bonuses. They contain a great deal of beta-carotenes and some DHA fatty acid, which your brain needs. The chlorophyll found in many leafy green plants also contains a very high quantity of magnesium.
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Although they do not give you energy, vitamins and minerals do help with energy-yielding reactions. They also promote growth and development in the body. Vitamins and minerals are vital for the body's function, and each one plays a different role in a balanced diet.
As shown on the Benefits
of drinking water page, minerals help prevent the blood and tissue fluids in the body from becoming too acid or too alkaline. They also enable other nutrients to enter the bloodstream, and they help transport these nutrients to the cells. Finally, minerals also draw chemicals into and out of the cells. If your blood concentration of important minerals changes, your can endanger your life.
There are two kinds of minerals:
- what you should know is that there are two kinds of minerals:
Organic minerals, are produced by plants through the photosynthesis process, and making sure you consume enough of these is an important healthy eating tip. Calcium, Iron, Zinc and Potassium are examples of organic minerals.
Inorganic minerals, also called metallic minerals, are difficult for animals (including humans) to assimilate. No matter what type of mineral they are-- potassium, iron, or calcium, for example-- they are essentially dissolved rocks.
Another healthy eating tip involving minerals: no minerals can be absorbed by the human body in the absence of specific vitamins and enzymes attached to them. The reverse is also true, as vitamins cannot be absorbed without minerals. They just pass through your body until they are disposed through urine. Check the labels for the content when you buy them. - as shown above.
When seeds are activated by water, life begins.
Sprouts are loaded with proteins, vitamins, minerals and enzymes; not to mention the huge life energy contained in the seeds
As this process progresses, hour by hour, the nutrition in them increases exponentially. By the time the sprouting reaches on an average, 48 hours, the nutrition may have increased by as much as 200% of the original, dry (dead) seed.
This makes sprouts not only the most nutritious of foods, but the most economical of all plant foods. For a balanced diet try Growing Fresh Sprout in your kitchen.
Vitamins also stimulate the calcium absorption in the intestinal tract. Calcium has a direct acid-neutralizing effect in the body and is effective in balancing the cell pH.
If you try to get your daily dose of vitamin D through your diet, you'll be left lacking. For most of us, UVB radiation is the primary source of vitamin D. Getting enough sun helps your body function properly. In fact, for asthmatics and for people with osteoporosis or cancer, sunlight is medicine!
Final Healthy Eating Tips for a Balanced Diet
If you drink adequate amounts of water every day, take the required amount of salt, and get plenty of exercise, preferably in the open air and under good light, your body will begin to adjust its own intake of proteins and carbohydrates, as well as its fat requirements to use for energy.