To keep a body fit, it’s most important to have a healthy and balanced diet. It doesn’t matter much if you workout or otherwise but your fitness level depends upon
your kitchen. Balanced diet means that one takes proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, dietary
fiber in adequate amounts.
Firstly, let’s talk about proteins.
Proteins are the body building foods. But this doesn’t suggest that if you don’t work out you need not have proteins. Minimum protein intake daily should be 1g/kg body weight.
Non vegetarian sources of proteins that I consume:
- 1-2 whole eggs every day
- 150 grams of chicken breast almost every day
- 1-2 times a week
Vegetarian protein sources.
- Eating soy mimics the activity of hormone estrogen in males. This is however a debatable issue. I eat soy chunks once a week.
- Paneer, Rajma, Kabuli chana, and all pulses are other sources.
The primary energy sources, Carbohydrates.
In general, there are two types of carbohydrates.
Simple carbs and complex carbs. Simple carbs like the refined flour(Maida) gets burned pretty fast and then it gets stored as fat. On the other hand complex carbs burn slowly and provide energy for a longer period of
time. Undoubtedly, complex carbs should be preferred over the simple carb sources.
Let me share with you the complex carb sources which I use.
- The natural oats – Amazon Link
Whenever I prepare oats, I add a fruit to it for the flavor. This is whole wheat porridge. I got this prepared myself at the flour mill. It is really good. I don’t prefer brown bread because if you check its ingredients, refined flour is mixed to it. I prefer multi grain bread.
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