I’ve been on the search for a comprehensive guide to Healthy Eating. After dozens of articles and scientifically published papers, the simple answer is this:
Eating “healthy” varies from person to person depending on your level of activity, your age, and your Vitamin signatures.
One of the most powerful quotes that every came to me when I was still a child was “Only Eat When You’re Hungry, Never Eat Until you are Full”.
This quote underpinned a powerful message about health; focus your senses inwardly and don’t go to extremes.
By eating only when we get hungry, you isolate yourself from eating as a habit or as a stress reliever. By stopping when you get full, eating becomes a nourishing solution to stay alive rather than to live to eat, you stay light and active.
There is a common scientific consensus that plant based foods, fruits and vegetables are the best and most nutritious for you. Fruits and vegetables create the highest majority of Amino Acid proteins your body needs for nutrition and growth. Keep your fruits and vegetables colourful and that will give you the widest range of possible vitamins and nutrients you can consume.
It is well-know that consumption of red meat should be limited in frequency. Many scientific papers agree on limiting the meals to no more than twice a week in portions no larger than your fist size.
Wild fish is great protein for you. So are eggs, legumes, beans, and nuts. They should be pillars in your balanced and healthy diet.