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THIS IS NOT THINSPO OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT PROMOTES EATING DISORDERS. I AM DOING THIS THE HEALTHY WAY.
this is my personal fitness blog, i'll record what i ate and fitness stuff. it will start from april 24 2011, even though i started this journey on april 17 2011.
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Eat Whole Foods
Whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts, are unprocessed and contain a spectrum of nutrients that include vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Adolescents should focus on consuming whole foods as part of their diet. Research by scientists at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul and published in the “Proceedings of the Nutrition Society” in 2003 reports that epidemiological studies demonstrate that whole-grain intake protects against chronic diseases and conditions that include obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer and that consuming whole grains may facilitate weight loss and improvements in blood cholesterol and fat.
Avoid Fast Foods
Fast food restaurants target teenagers in advertisements. Yet teens should avoid eating processed and fast foods that are often high in calories, sodium, saturated fat, trans fat, sugar and other substances that may increase your risk of chronic diseases. Fast food consumption is associated with high amounts of calories and low amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and may contribute to weight gain, according to the USDA and published in the “Journal of the American College of Nutrition” in 2004.
Omega-3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fatty acids are essential for good health. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in flax seed oil; pumpkin seeds; walnuts; fish like salmon, sardines, tuna and herring; and monounsaturated fatty acids found in avocados, almond and olives. Teens who consume these fats as part of a healthy diet may reduce the risk of heart disease.