Food Combinations That Assist In Weight loss

Contemporary food habits tend to lead to obesity and health risks. To counteract this, you can easily combine foods that will assist in weight loss. Sensible combination of food types does not mean starving, living on carrot sticks, artificial sweeteners and liposuction.  It is a well planned diet program, easy to follow and highly effective in maintaining your optimal weight. 

Foods have to be put together in a manner that they provide essential nutrients and maintain an ideal body weight. Here are some tips for how you can go about it. 
 
Create meals that have fruits, vegetables, minerals, proteins, fiber, fluids and carbohydrates, never mind if it is Chinese, French, Mexican or Indian
 
You can have one meal made up entirely of fruits. Fruits get digested quickly, have sufficient fiber and are rich storehouses of vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. Melons, citrus fruits, dried fruits and sweet fruits can be combined to create a great meal
 
Protein foods help provide building material for muscles, hair, skin, nails, blood and the internal organs. Proteins are the hardest to digest and have 51% amino acids. Animal sources are poultry, eggs, crustaceans, fish, venison, lamb and dairy products. Plant sources are beans, soybean, tofu, nuts and wheat gluten
 
Fats are an important component of a meal as they provide energy, help absorb Vitamin D and carry fat soluble vitamins and calcium to throughout the body. Fats that are beneficial for the body are found in nuts, some fruits like olives, sunflowers, butter, non dairy cream, and so on
 
These foods have to be combined in a manner that
 
You eat enough fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains; this kind of meal will suppress appetite, moderate blood sugar levels and assist in digestion and weight loss
 
Avoid steak and potatoes and scrambled eggs with buttered toast; though they sound wholesome and filling these meals will make you put on weight and make you more vulnerable to health risks
 
Have a fruit meal on an empty stomach. Start off with having pomegranates and melon and later you can add fruits like kiwi, pineapples and strawberries
 
Combine fruits with yoghurt, sprouts and nuts for a meal rich in all nutrients
 
Avoid combining proteins with starch; eat proteins with non starchy vegetables and ocean vegetables. Animal protein can be combined with cabbage, garlic, cucumber and so on
 
Lightly cook vegetables in a manner to retain nutrients while nullifying harmful reaction that may arise when eating raw vegetables
 
Combine grains with starchy vegetables; millets and red skinned potatoes
 
Combine fats, like olive oil, flax seed oil with vegetables and cereals
Remember a protein meal needs all of four hours for digestion
There must be at least a 180-minute gap between a carbohydrate rich meal and a protein meal
 
Apple with cheese, cereal bars, apricots or nuts make good snacks
For breakfast you can have cereals with a little milk and nuts
Eat melons alone; do not combine them with any other fruits or other food types
 
Lettuce, tomato, whole-wheat bread, a small amount of poultry meat and yoghurt makes a balanced meal for lunch and/or dinner
 
Avoid drinking water during meals, but drink plenty of fluids throughout the day to flush out toxins.
 
Blurb: Combining different food types helps create nutritious meals and also manages weight. For those who want to reduce it is better to eat sensibly than go on crash diets. Proteins, carbohydrates, vegetables, fruits, fiber, fats and water are components of balanced diets.


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Wonderful information. very useful. Thanks
by Mrunalini     19-Feb-2012

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