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Can People With Low Socioeconomic Status Afford Healthy Food? Yes!

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

First Grade Healthy Food Menu

In order to achieve a healthy body it is important to eat a variety of healthy foods. Be sure to consume lean meat as well as fish that is rich in omega-3. Other good foods to eat are whole grains, nuts, various fruits and vegetables. Milk is also a good source of calcium.

You should always encourage water consumption during the day. Serve milk or juice with one or two meals, but try not to constantly offer it to them. If they drink milk or juice throughout the entire day, there is more of a chance that they will not be hungry when you offer them meals.

When considering a diet that provides an adequate nutrition level, be sure that you are shaking your soy milk before drinking it. This important because all of the calcium and nutrients tend to fall to the bottom of the container and may never be consumed fully. Either way, regular cow milk is a much better way to obtain your calcium intake.

Proteins are important to consume daily. Proteins work to build and maintain your muscles, skin, organs and blood. They also assist your cell processes and energy metabolism. Proteins help your body defend itself from diseases. Some good sources of protein are meats, fish, tofu, legumes, poultry, milk products, and grains.

When you go to coffee shops to get your morning fix, you should stick to basic coffee and personalize the amount of sweetener and lightener you add to it. This means that you can add a sugar substitute and skim milk, and you will not be drinking any unnecessary fat and calories.

Choose dark chocolate over milk or white chocolate. The flavonoids contained in dark chocolate have been shown to help reduce blood pressure. These antioxidants also improve cholesterol levels increasing the good and decreasing the bad. Just be sure to choose chocolate that contains at least 70 percent cocoa to maximize the benefits. Don't go overboard; chocolate is still a high calorie food so enjoy it in moderation.

When you eat spicy food, have some milk or cheese ready to accompany it. Dairy foods have enzymes which make your body better able to withstand the spice in very spicy foods and can also relieve the burning sensation in your mouth. Having dairy foods with spicy foods can make spicy foods easier to handle.

Instead of reaching for coffee or an energy drink the moment that you wake up, turn to a grapefruit, apple or orange instead. Natural fruits are fantastic for your body because they come with a multitude of vitamins that are essential for your health and nutrition. Adding this to your routine can also improve your energy level during the day.

In order to keep the body healthy, it is important to keep track of the calories taken throughout the day. Drinking beverages high in calories such as soda and coffee should be avoided. These beverages can add up to lots of calories in a year and can mess up the body's metabolism.


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