We all have passed through a phase, or are still in one where the mind again walks the streets of dilemma as to whether the salad in the afternoon can make up for the double cheese hamburger of last night. Whether the calories gained through the chocolate pudding can be balanced through the oatmeal in breakfast.
A few years back, there was a stigma about having the perfect thin or muscular (as one prefers), flat-stomached body. There was this misconception that slim and trim is the way to look beautiful. But fortunately, this stigma and misapprehension are slowly and somehow being eliminated from society. Today, every type of body is beautiful, whether it is a flat-stomach or a fat belly. But that does not give any of us the right to overlook the fact about eating healthy.
Eating healthy does not mean gulping down only chunks of vegetables and salads. Eating healthy does not mean being on a “diet”. Eating healthy means providing the body with every kind of nutrients to function correctly. And it includes the Broccoli Soup one cringes to as well as the delicious classic double crust cheese-filled pepperoni pizza; everyone craves for.
We all love eating, mainly the junk type, but sometimes realization hits us, and we tend to understand that salads and vegetables and fruits are an essential part of a diet. Every type of nutrient is needed to keep the body functions in the right place. Vitamins, proteins, minerals, carbohydrate, fats, roughage and water, these are the nutrients we need almost daily. I won’t waste time by telling what these are and how each of them is important because this is something we all have learnt in a six-grade science subject. But I would like to mention some of the dishes that are delicious, healthy and contain all of the above nutrients in the right amount.
It is a delicious chicken preparation, which is rolled up with prosciutto and mozzarella cheese and drenched in a tasty white wine pan sauce. It is a mouth-watering dish with the goodness of protein (found in chicken), fats (cheese) and the delicious white wine sauce. It can easily be garnished with vegetables, providing the wholesome richness of vitamins and minerals.
Potato Broccoli Soup
The name may seem to have no part of it seem delicious- ‘un-cheesy’, the dreaded ‘broccoli’ and ‘potato’, but the taste seems to be contradicting it’s the not-so-appealing name. It is a preparation which will fill the tastebuds with an explosion of flavour, and its richness makes it almost hard to resist. The dish is a mixture of health and taste.
Apple Cinnamon Breakfast
This the perfect preparation for all those fuzzy kids who refuse to eat any fruits. This flavorful dish is full of protein and fibre and a favourite among the children and adults alike.
The Importance of Food Health In Our Life
There is no need to state what importance food holds in the existence of an individual. As stated above, it does not matter if one is slim or fat; what matters is whether the individual is eating healthy. Excess of nothing is good, especially not food. But we need to understand the right amount and the right kind of nutrients our body needs, to stay healthy and to keep our loved ones healthy as well.