How To Spot A Real Health Recipe

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With exploding information all over the internet and websites such as Pinterest zoning in on culinary trends with food recipes and what not, there isn’t much you can’t find. One of the most searched phrases is healthy recipes and yes a lot of people assume the term is interchangeable with fat-free, gluten-free or even vegan recipes but rest assured all those incorrect assumptions will be resolved in a minute or two.

A healthy recipe means it has nutritious food that is good for your body, your overall health and doesn’t just help you lose weight. The food palate is extensive from cauliflower rice to baked spaghetti squash to zucchini enchiladas and you don’t need to restrict yourself to just one kind of food.

The basic ingredients however must have nutrients from real, whole foods and no processed or food-like products should be included. It’s important because you need to break the habit and appeal of junk food if you wish to maintain a lifestyle and taking care of your taste buds is part of the deal.

Whole foods provide your body with macronutrients such as fat, carbohydrates and protein as well as important micronutrients like vitamins and mineral. They help you lose weight, stay fit and strengthen your immune system to fight off diseases. All of this you can have by simply going out to grocery and buying fresh fruits and vegetables, chicken, fish, eggs, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds.

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The importance of cutting out processed food is reinstated because of their addictive nature and fair share of part in the epidemic of obesity. Some researchers say they might be causing cancer and despite the appeal of time-saving do not go for a processed food, artificial sweetener, a white tortilla or bun, processed cheese, cold cuts or meats full of nitrites, packaged crescent dough etc. if you have promised yourself and your family a meal of good nutritious value.

The two deal breakers for any recipe are if they excessive calories from fat even healthy ones and loads of sugar even if it is natural or clean sugar. Sometimes you need to compromise a bit over these general rules but mostly any recipe that uses a lot of cheese, oil, avocado, bacon or butter/nut fats will contain high ratios of fat that isn’t good for you.

Of course you need a healthy and managed dose of good fat in your diet and never cut out such an important nutrient but if you are hoping to lose weight or generally stay healthy keep it in ratio to your diet and know that any recipe containing above 800 calories from fat alone is pushing it.

Not just fats and nutrient in the main course when you are thinking about desserts and sweets know that too much sweet even if it is coming from clean-eating brownies made from natural sugar isn’t good for you in the long run. Sugar is not essential for your body and should be taken as a treat be it honey or maple syrup thus left for special occasions only.

A healthy recipe means you can easily count on it to lose weight or maintain it, you can eat it on a daily basis without worrying and steers away from processed and unnecessary items, even excess of good ones and maintains a balanced amount macro and micro nutrients.

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