Ideas To Improve Your Nutrition

If you want to be healthy, you need to eat nutritiously. But, most people think they’ve made healthy decisions when they really have not. Just knowing what is good to eat will not help you if you do not use that information. Follow the information located below to get the proper nutrition.

Eating oatmeal for breakfast is a great way to start the day. Oatmeal is full of grains that keep you full for a long period of time.

Highly Milled

People that study nutrition know that they need to cut highly milled grains out of their diets. Grains that are highly milled have had their hulls eliminated, meaning there is less fiber in the grain. Does is seem sensical to buy processed wheat, and then have to buy wheat germ to add back in the health benefits of the whole grains? No, it just does not make sense.

Milk chocolates and other white chocolates are nice, but dark chocolate is best. Dark chocolate contains blood pressure lowering flavonoids not found in other chocolates. These flavonoids also help with cholesterol by reducing your LDL levels while increasing your HDL levels. Dark chocolate needs to have a minimum of 70% cocoa to be beneficial. Of course, you shouldn’t go overboard. Chocolate still has a lot of calories and is best enjoyed in moderation.

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