The Best 10 Foods to Eat any Chilly Season
Fruits and Vegetable Salad
Good weather comes and go. In fact, it would be unreasonable today to say this weather is bad and that the weather is good. That storm you term bad has its blessing in disguise. That heavy rainfall brings with it blessings that make the earth bring forth food for man and beasts; birds and the natural vegetation.
Significance of the Weather
The weather goes round the earth all year round. The weather determined what the earth shall produce. Too much rain or no rain at all is a sign of poor production or no food at all (famine). As we are all aware, fair and good weather is a symbol that all will be well.
The winter in nearly all European countries, and the Harmattan in Sub-Saharan Africa, is cool and chilly. The Harmattan is ever dehydrating. It is not a sign that a cold or flu virus is in rage. And therefore, you do not have the business to see your doctor for a cold or flu shot. Neither should you go and get a cold remedy over the counter (OTC). With the exception that you are infected with a cold virus, that has not been identified before, it can understand that shut to contain and control its spread. Again, it is expected that some persons are likely carriers of the cold virus and at this cold season, it can rear its ugly head and affect the carriers and other persons with cold symptoms like a running nose. This can lead to pain in the chest. It can further generate a feverish feeling.
Warm Clothing Helps During a Cold Weather But Good Food Works Best
The Best 10 Foods to Eat
The best 10 foods to eat are eggs, lean and fatty meats, oily fish, nuts, and seeds; vegetables, citrus fruits, beans, vegetable fat, and omega -3 fortified foods. All these must be sourced from organic gardens or farms. You can easily get them from good health food stores. Read the label well, so that you are getting the best for your money. Markets, where these items are sold, can be easily located everywhere.
Fish and Fish Products
Fish is the best source of protein food for human beings. It must be a primary food item in all our diet. Sardines, mullets, tuna, tilapia, and many other oily fishes are more to be desired during the cold weather. These provide additional heat from their oils. Additional benefits are that these oily fishes contained the essential omega -3 and -6 fatty acid. These help maintain a good and healthy heart. Get the best you can from fresh, frozen or dried sources. Shrimps, oysters, lobsters and clams etc are important in the diet.
Fresh Fish that I harvest
Hard Boiled Eggs
Eggs are as good as fish. The protein in the egg is more complete than any other source of protein. Protein is life and sustains life. Egg protein has all the essential amino acids or building blocks that the body needs for growth, repair, and replacement of the wear and tear of the body. An egg three times in the week is okay. But daily intake of this good stuff can lead to serious ill-health by some authorities. Recently, due to another research, daily ingestion of an egg is being suggested. But much is still to be learned from this latest research. Eggs provide more health benefits containing essential minerals and by most, the antioxidant necessary for eye health and vision. When eggs are mentioned, the majority only think of poultry products and birds. Little is said of fish eggs. Female fish produce eggs that are ranked with birds' eggs. The cooked or fried fish egg tastes unpleasant. But eggs of dried fishes taste chummy and agreeable. Next time you buy dried Tilapia and mullet, check the belly for some eggs, and you will be glad you did for your good
Cooked Fish Egg
Fresh Eggs from Organic Farm
Bean provides vegetable protein. Beans also contain plenty of fibers, minerals, and photochemical and unsaturated fatty acids. The protein in certain beans like soya, black bean, and edamame can be as good as an egg but lacks a few essential amino acids. If soya beans and kidney beans are combined, you can combine up to four differing beans to get all the essential amino acids found in an egg protein for a good diet. Beans are good to be eaten daily, or you can eat beans two or three times a week. The Glycemic Index of all beans is low, and this made it an ideal diet for diabetes patients and other heart challenges.
Oils are essential for cooking, dressing meals, and frying. It will give you two times the energy in a protein or carbohydrate. So, oils provide extra body heat. 'Extra' virgin olive oil is got from the very first press of the olive fruit. You can eat oil with your salads or other meals. It is very rich in vitamins, minerals, and photochemical. Coconut oil is another good oil source to consider. Its high mono-saturated chains make it an ideal oil for cooking or frying. Palm oil provides beta-carotene for eye health. Oils from natural organic farms or plantations should be preferred to industrial or inorganic productions. Fish oils from cod and other marine products like sardines, mullets, tilapia, shrimp, and oysters are good.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fats are nowadays a challenging question in many minds. What is the best source of fats? Like vegetable oils, it is noted that some hundred years ago, fats do not pose any health issue to human diets until the advent of vegetable oils. What is the best source of fats? Should organic fats be preferred for processed fats? Many are asking these questions because, one way or another, they have been misled by advertisements and are at a crossroads. Natural organic fats from animals promote good heart health. Animal fats include red meat, egg yolk, milk fat, and butter. Animal fat like red meat is safe to eat regularly. Avocado is the best source of vegetable fats. Its fat is comparable to olive oil. Animals that are grazed on fresh green grass taste better than those feed with grains or the by-products of the cereal industries. If you doubt this, compared the yolk of two poultry eggs from a domestic and industrial source. The red in the domestic egg is much richer in nutrient content and is better filling, including the white, than the industrialized farms. This is because during the milling processes, the nutrients in the grains are removed for other commercial use. Then the by-products are fortified with chemical products, are not fit for human consumption and given to the animals and birds. Always go for the products of the organic world. These, whether animals or plants, should be preferred.
Avocados have Excellent Health Promoting Nutrients
A nut is not the same thing as a seed. Many nuts like peanut, walnuts, almonds, and cashew nuts are good foods and to enjoy much in any cold season I received a mail from Web Med. It recommended a handful of peanuts, 24 almonds, 7 walnuts, and 18 pieces of cashew nuts as enough for a man. But if you think otherwise, a half cup of peanut as I preferred because I am very active in jogging, dynamic aerobic exercise, and swimming. A handful of peanuts is not enough for me, nor is a handful of cashew nuts. Jogging more than half a mile regularly, I do need the extra energy to replace the burnt fuel for a healthy life.
Nuts are Power Packed with many Essential Nutrients
All types of fruits are good. But pay special attention to citrus fruits during cold weather. Lime, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, and oranges. This is easy to understand because these fruits have been proved to contain nutrients that protect health and boost the digestive respiratory and immune systems. A glass of warm lime or lemon juice in the morning before anything else is both a digestive and a cold remedy. The plus side is that it strengthened both the respiratory and immune systems. You can add a little powder ginger root to a glass of lime juice to enhance its effect. As its contents will help rehydrate the body is excellent.
Citrus Fruits are Power Packed with Cold Resisting Antioxidants
Enjoy pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds likewise. These like nuts provide some oils that nourished the body into good health. Get the ones from organic gardens. These seeds provide polyunsaturated fats that promoted a healthy heart, good blood vessels, and arteries.
Seeds are Full of Health Properties
Omega -3 Fortified Foods
Omega-3 fortified foods in the form of loaves of bread and other products are now available in most good health food stores. It is a food supplement. In the web medicine newsletter to me, it was suggested. In spite of the many and various foods we eat daily, we still have to supplement them with this stuff. I do not know why this is so, but suffice to say that the majority of us will not get enough omega -3 and -6 in combined quantity and quality in our chop plates. I am a fisher. Sardines and mullets are two of my favourite catches. I always sun-dried my catches and extract the oils; so my family and I do not fall short of this challenge. At times, I even baked my 'Ezekiel' bread.
Home made Bread
Preparing Your Meal
How you prepare your meal is up to you. Many recipes are available online for the type of diet you badly want for breakfast, lunch, or supper. You can use your imagination to prepare your fancy chop plate, provide it is nutritious and taste great. Mix your protein, for example, eggs and fish; lean meat and beans with a glass of milk or tea. This gives you different protein sources. The same thing applies to fats, nuts, fruits, seeds, etc. Have you tried a mixture of virgin olive oil and peanut oil in any of your meals or dressing vegetables? I do it regularly, and I enjoy the health benefit.
A Good Diet Plate
With all these said on food and nutrition, what good can our meals do if we are not physically active? Exercise is an excellent aid in food digestion.
Do your aerobic exercises as you're scheduled. Do them indoors this time because the room temperature will be somehow warmer than the outside. This will keep your muscles better and sharp.
Exercises like jogging are best done outside, including games. Jog for at least half to one mile. Jog briskly. It will tone up and sharpen your leg muscles. This will in addition condition all your body muscles.
I will not suggest swimming here because the water gets very chillier than in the living room. Even if the swimming pool is slightly heated, on getting out you will get chilled again, and this is bad.
I make Physical Activities Like Jogging My Life Style
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