Top Nutritional Trends in 2015 - Yevo 43 Essential Nutrients Foods
Every now and then, new trends in nutrition like Yevo come up as we all pursue the road to good health.
At the start of 2015, many have begun their climb to popularity, including this revived passion for ancient grains, natural food and protein.
A quick definition of healthy carbs and unhealthy carbs. Healthy carbs (sometimes known as good carbs) include whole grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables. Healthy carbs are digested slowly, helping you feel full longer and keeping blood sugar and insulin levels stable. Unhealthy carbs (or bad carbs) are foods such as white flour, refined sugar, and white rice that have been stripped of all bran, fiber, and nutrients. Unhealthy carbs digest quickly and cause spikes in blood sugar levels and energy. Tips for eating more healthy carbs: Whole Grains.
Many brands out there are proud to tell the world that they have eliminated all "artificial" ingredients from their products.\A lot of brands in the market are eager to announce that they have stripped their products of all "artificial" ingredients. For instance, they may claim that their products have zero preservatives or zero artificial sweeteners, and they will begin to call them "all natural." A spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says these companies are minimizing their ingredients according to consumer demands. However, this is still not enough reason to use the label, "all natural," warns the Food and Drug Administration.
Right now, you may see such words on a product label and may be part of a company's marketing strategy, but they don't automatically spell benefits for you. If they replace a soda's artificial sweeteners with stevia, for example, it still doesn't mean the drink is now healthy. On the other hand, there are those products which have stayed true to their minimal ingredients and are full of nutritive value, and they very well deserve an "all natural" claim.
Fruits and vegetables are the foundation of a healthy diet. They are low in calories and nutrient dense, which means they are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Unfortunately, most people are falling short of the recommended daily minimum of five servings of fruit and vegetables. In fact, most of us need to double the amount we currently eat.Try to eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day and with every meal—the brighter the better. Colorful, deeply colored fruits and vegetables contain higher concentrations of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants—and different colors provide different benefits, so eat a variety. Aim for a minimum of five portions each day. Try adding berries to breakfast cereals, eating fruit as a healthy dessert, and snacking on vegetables such as carrots, snow peas, or cherry tomatoes instead of processed snack foods.
Quinoa feels like a thing of the past today as more people are taking interest in bulgar, amaranth, sorghum, teff, millet, kamut, bulgar and buckwheat. These ancient grains are indeed making their comeback. Do they even ring a bell? These grains have existed for centuries, some of them from as early as 6000 BC. Most of them have high fiber content and are helpful in the prevention of certain cancers, hypertension and heart disease.
It seems like ancient grains are getting all this attention today because of their gluten-free composition (not all but most). With gluten-free diets being so hot, this comeback should be far from surprising. Additionally, many people don't like the idea of eating genetically modified food, and these grains are said to be the most natural of their kind.
However, if you think these ancient grains are worth a try, be wary of companies that simply add ancient grains to their existing products and advertise them as "healthy." That's why you need to review the nutrition facts label thoroughly so you know what you're about to put in your mouth.
Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases.
Natural Protein and Power
Companies behind such food items as crackers, yogurt and cereal are proud to announce the protein contents of their products. Of course, we all need protein for a great variety of reasons. It is directly involved in muscle building and repair, for instance, and it also helps satisfy our appetite and makes weight management easier. It's a matter of snacking, and companies are adding protein to just about every food product they make. If you get hungry half an hour after a snack, you probably didn't have enough protein in it.