Good Nutrition

Adequate nutrition is an absolute must for good health. You should obtain as much balanced nutrition as you can from high-quality foods that you eat for your daily meals and snacks. First you need to decide what your body needs are and then you can figure out if you are meeting those needs by the way you are eating now. The body needs a certain amount of macronutrients. These are: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. This is what I use as a guide for my eating. 45%-65% of my total daily caloric intake should come from “ideally” good carbohydrates which are fruits, vegetables and whole grains.10%-25% should be from proteins. Finally, 25%-30% should be from fats. Try to avoid trans fatty acids completely and keep your consumption of saturated fats below 7% of your total calories per day.