Healthy Foods

In today’s blog; which is also our first, we are focusing on healthy foods as well as their impact on today’s modern world and in our diet.

A broad term which includes foods such as natural foods, organic foods, vegetarian foods just to mention but a few; healthy foods affect our diet and nutrition requirements.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO); a healthy diet intake prevents and protects against malnutrition.

A healthy diet typically includes the following:

  • Nuts
  • Whole grains (unprocessed maize, millet, wheat, oats)
  • Fruits
  • Legumes (such as sugar beans)
  • Energy intake from fats (found in fish, avocado and nuts)

Maintaining your diet with Healthy Foods?

Dry Foods

Due to their high nutritional value, dry foods such as legumes, nuts and whole grains are your best bet to boost your fiber and nutrient intake.

Fruits

The major benefit of diet intake of fruits is prevention of diseases such as heart attack and stroke as well as boosting fiber intake for your health.

Fresh, canned or frozen fruit are the best choices for your diet intake.

Vegetables

Vegetables, although almost closely related to fruits have other healthy benefits such as boosting Vitamin A (important for development and growth)and C (antioxidants) in one’s body.

Common examples of vegetables include:

  • Apricots (dried and fresh)
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Grapefruit
  • Lettuce
  • Mango
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomato
  • Watermelon

  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Beetroot
  • Radish
  • Brocolli
  • Cauliflower
  • Chilli Pepper
  • Collard Greens
  • Cucumbers
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potatoes (red & white)

Fats

Foods rich in fat include peanut butter which amounts to 50% content of the product.

Fats are essential in promoting body growth and energy increment.

However with all things, moderation is required in your eating habits as weight gains are possible from consuming more food with fats


FAQs on Healthy Foods?

As one of the oldest methods of preserving food, dried foods are a perfect choice as they are safe to eat and food preservation is prolonged.

Make sure you don’t over-eat as it might affect your stomach. Moderation is key!

Visit our shop for all your dry foods such as sugar beans, madora, matemba and more.

Yes there are people who hate vegetables! Vegetables are however essential to our health and a key component of food diet.

A variety of methods such as roasting and frying can be used to spice up your vegetables to make them more edible and to bring the spark in consuming vegetables.

With all things, moderation is required and the same is true for fruits.

Some fruits contain fructose content which if consumed in huge quantities can lead to sugar addictions and weight increase.

Hence fruits are not bad for your health but moderation is key, steering clear of fruits with too much sugar content, frozen pre-processed fruits likely induced with chemicals.

Fruits with low or no sugar content include avocados, olives to mention but a few.

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