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Is Your Body Getting Enough Vitamins and Nutrients ?

By Admin | 10/02/2019

If we start asking people about what they eat and what they don’t eat, the list of things they don’t eat expands in rapid. We should always follow a healthy diet because a healthy diet is the best source of vitamins and minerals to our body. The food that we intake not only provide us energy but also nutrients that help the body stay healthy. The most important of these nutrients are minerals and tiny organic components called vitamins. Fruits and Vegetables are generally rich in minerals and life – saving chemicals which keeps oneself fit and healthy. The only way that vitamins and minerals come to our body is to intake them as they cannot be produced in our body.

Green vegetables contain some sort of components which stimulate bowel movement, so that one can get rid of complaints pertaining to indigestion and constipation. It’s best recommended for patients who suffer from diseases like piles. They should consume raw green vegetables besides eating cooked vegetables. These patients should make sure that they consume foods that are rich in nutrients and minerals which could provide proper nourishment and growth of the body. Abundant use of vegetables serves two fold purposes-Doing away with consumption of drugs and saving money, as intake of vegetables prevents patients from taking unnecessary medicines.

A normal human body needs adequate amount of heat. It is said that a healthy human being normally maintains 98o farenheit and in case of extremely low temperature or high temperature, man cannot survive. The heat in the body is generated from the carbohydrates rich foods we consume like rice, wheat and sugar. A healthy individual generally requires an average of 2800 calories of heat. Thus  an individual’s body will have a proportionate quantity of mineral content. They have the power to protect the body from the diseases.

A human body is perfectly evolved to reap the offerings of Mother Nature. These are the six tastes found in food – salty, sweet, sour, astringent, pungent and bitter. A good Ayurvedic diet based on these six tastes creates a proper proportion of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, fibre, vitamins and nutrients. The family of vegetables has an astringent and bitter taste. Sour taste is found in fruits, cultured as well as fermented foods. The sweet taste is found in rice, oils, mats, healthy fats, nuts and fruits. When our eating habits get poorer we have in our life, our ability to appreciate the astringent and bitter taste gets dimmed. But we can regain our interest through Ayurvedic practices. Our nutritional needs are met by our body as we slowly perceive a balance of these tastes. We don’t have to fraught with calorie counting and measuring as food is one of the greatest pleasures of life.

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