Ever wonder what the optimum diet is all about? In this article, I break down each component of an optimum diet to explain how, why and how much you should include to support optimum health.
General Characteristics of the Optimum Diet: Variety. Cover all nutritional bases and minimize the intake of any harmful elements in foods. Freshness. The higher the percentage of fresh foods in the diet the better. Unprocessed foods. The lower the percentage of processed foods in the diet the better. Abundance in fruits and vegetables. The more fruits and vegetables you eat, the more protective phytochemicals you take in.
The recommended distribution of calories is: 50 to 60 percent from carbohydrates, 30 percent from fat, and 10 to 20 percent from protein.
Try to reduce your consumption of foods made with wheat flour and sugar and increase your consumption of beans.
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