20 Feb, 2021 | Cally | No Comments
Food for the Body and the Soul – A Proper Nutritional Plan for Everyone
In this modern world of processed food, it becomes more important to read the labels and nutritional information on almost every product. Everyone knows that sugar is bad and that you should avoid processed food as much as possible, even though that chocolate bar tastes so good. With that in mind, a diet, or rather a nutritional plan, should include a lot of things, mostly fruits, vegetables, grain, nuts, dairy and meat products, if you are not vegetarian or vegan. Here is an idea of how to nurture your body and your soul with a proper nutritional plan.
A Nutritional Plan Versus a Diet
Diets are a terrible word and people should be vary of using them. A diet is something that implies following a plan for a certain amount of time. After that time is over, or your goal is complete or near completion, you would stop dieting. This is bad for the body and the mind. Constantly bouncing back and forth between healthy and unhealthy is terrible for the body, but even more so for the mind. Being consistent is important, so giving up junk food is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
This is why a nutritional plan is a more accurate term, because it should be something that you can do your entire life, and not just for a couple of weeks.
Fruits and Vegetables
This should be an obvious choice. Fruits and vegetables are full of nutrients that we need, from greens to legumes, not to mention all the fruits like apples, berries, kiwi, citrus fruits and many more. Take your pick, but make sure to have at least one vegetable type and fruit type on a daily basis, depending on your goals in life. Some people want to be healthy, others to be incredibly fit and ripped (the latter should focus more on broccoli, rice and white meat, if they are carnivores).
Meat and Dairy
Oh no, the unhealthy and immoral part of the nutritional plan. Unless you are a vegetarian or vegan, you can eat meat or dairy, depending on your level of veganism. Meat, especially white meat, has a lot of nutritional benefits for our body. Vegans would argue the opposite, stating at least five vegetables which can offer more in portions which would fill up an entire room. There are benefits to a diverse nutritional plan and meat and dairy products have their place. Three eggs and some bacon can wake the body up in the morning, especially after a hangover.
It is important to know the difference between a diet and a nutritional plan and to stick to one. Having a diverse nutrition plan will keep your body and mind healthy for a long time.