Eat Right - Build Your Healthy Diet
By Shereen Jegtvig, About.com Guide
Diet and Nutrition Basics
Do you know why you need to eat? Your body needs fuel and raw materials from carbohydrates, fats and proteins to keep your brain and body going throughout the day. You also need smaller amounts of essential nutrients called vitamins and minerals to keep your body's systems running right.
Eating a healthy diet isn't difficult, but if you've neglected your nutritional needs for a long time, you may be out of practice. Here are some ideas and tips for cleaning up your diet and getting started with a new lifestyle with proper nutrition.
- Calorie Calculator
- Fruit and Vegetable Serving Sizes
- Good Fish, Bad Fish
- Grocery Shopping
- Healthful Foods Instead of a Fad Diet
- High Fiber Foods
- How Much Protein Do You Need?
- How To Get More Fruits and Vegetables Into Your Diet
- How To Know When a Recipe Is Healthy
- How To Prepare a Balanced Menu
- How To Read Food Labels
- What Are Food Additves?
- What Are Processed Foods?
- What's the Difference Between Enriched and Fortified?
- Why Don't Total Fats and Types of Fats Add Up?
In the Kitchen
Now that you know how to eat right, it may help to have a few more tips for preparing and serving foods at home. Don't forget about kitchen safety and proper food storage. I also have a few ideas for cooking when you're in a hurry.
- Cooking Healthful Foods In a Hurry
- Cooking Healthful Foods On a Grill
- Cooking Meat, Poultry and Fish
- Does Cutting Fruits and Vegetables Cause Nutrition Loss?
- Egg Safety
- Healthy After-School Snacks
- Healthy Eating on the Road
- Homemade Protein Bars
- How To Ruin Breakfast
- How To Store Foods For an Emergency
- Meal Preparation Stores
- Picnics, Barbecues and Food Safety
- Quick and Healthy Breakfast Tips
- Save Money On Groceries
- Snacks That Are Good For You
- Wash Your Fruits and Vegetables
There are lots of good foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean protein sources. However, there are foods that stand out for their extra nutritional value and we call these foods the superfoods.
- Broccoli Sprouts
- Chia Seeds
- Does Dealcoholized Wine Have Health Benefits?
- Green Tea
- Nutrient Density and Superfoods
- Soy and Soyfoods
- Superfoods for Your Eyes and Vision
- Superfoods That May Help To Prevent Cancer
- Superfoods That May Make You Feel Sexier
- What Is a Superfood?
Sometimes eating a healthy diet might not be enough and you may want to take dietary supplements. Learn more about which dietary supplements you might need.