The Ideal Diet
The list of foods you shouldn't eat seems endless sometimes.
But all food isn't bad.
Eating the right foods can help you fight off a disease before it gets a foothold, and beat it when it does.
To be proactive in your fight for good health, try the following simple guidelines as a prescription for healthy eating:
- Use proportion control. Eat meals in which 15 to 20 percent is protein, 50 to 60 percent is complex carbohydrates, and 20 to 30 percent is fat .
- Get your fiber. A high intake of insoluble fiber will reduce your risk of colon cancer and simple constipation. Fiber: A Non-Nutritional Vital Nutrient
- Eat your vegetables. Vegetables contain beta-carotene, a substance your body uses to manufacture vitamin A. Diets high in beta-carotene will protect against most types of cancer. Easy Ways to Eat Your Vegetables!
- Consume antioxidants. Powerful irritants called free radicals cause certain cancers. Antioxidants, such as vitamin E and vitamin C, help prevent free radical formation.
- Eat more fish. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish appear to be protective against heart disease. These fatty acids also improve rheumatoid arthritis.