6 Healthy Ingredients

6 Healthy Ingredients
by Sandra Harrison | October 6, 2012

We have all heard about healthy cooking and healthy eating and yet most of us are still baffled as to what the concept really entails. We know the healthier we eat, the healthier we will feel. But, does that mean we must revamp our entire pantry and incorporate all those ingredients we hear are good and pure in the foods we eat? No, that is not the answer, and gladly so! A moderate approach whereby small changes can lead to big results is what we aim for.

There is no fun in a fat free carb free boring diet, is there now? Hence, we have formulated a list of ingredients which are as healthy as healthy gets and the best part is they won’t even keep you from indulging in what you find delightful in foodie terms!

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil, a healthy ingredient? Yes sir! Coconut oil is a recent discovery in the realm of healthy food habits. Coconut oil is said to hold efficacious effects when it comes to stress relief, enhancing the immune system and thyroid activity and spurring the metabolism. This healthy ingredient keeps your body working at optimal level thanks to the presence of antimicrobial and antifungal acids it contains. Furthermore, coconut oil is so far into depth of healthy ingredients that it events facilitates fat loss by promoting the oxidization of fat in the body.

Pineapple

When eating protein intense foods we don’t really think about what happens to the proteins once they reach the insides in the body. These proteins must be broken down to work their magic. This is where this healthy ingredient, that is, pineapples come in! Pineapples are consistent of a particular enzyme which in effect works as a meat tenderizer. Hence, it is highly advisable that when you consume a high protein diet you slip in a few slices of pineapples so the proteins can work to their full potential.

Spices

We cannot deny the fact that there is something about fatty foods that lures us to its dark side. And so it is safe to say eliminating fatty foods is a big no for most of us. The good news is you do not actually have to do so anymore! By adding two tablespoons of spices such as garlic, oregano, rosemary and pepper you can cut down triglyceride levels by a whopping 30 percent in your system!

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is among some of the top healthiest ingredients you will find. While we all know it is great for healing sun burnt skin, it is also great for healing your body. Pure aloe vera liquid can help with digestion and also helps in repairing of a digestion system that has been under great strain from indulgence in gluten, dairy and grains! Speak to your doctor before incorporating this healthy ingredient in your diet.

Vinegar

If you have a sweet tooth that is posing to be a bit of a problem with the weight watching, what you need is a spoonful of apple cider vinegar! Research states that a spoonful of apple cider vinegar after a meal can help curb your cravings for that touch of sweet tasting desserts we can always make room for no matter how full! Furthermore, a bit of vinegar in the morning can help stabilize your digestive system and spur up your metabolism throughout the day!

Cinnamon

The sweet spice cinnamon is an amazing healthy ingredient that can help you curb your fits of hunger! Furthermore, the insulin spike that is mostly experienced after consuming a meal is very well taken care of with just a dash of cinnamon. Cinnamon can lower your insulin levels by slowing down the absorption of carbohydrates and lowering blood sugar levels. By doing so cinnamon is in effect also doing you a big favor in terms of weight watching as insulin is that hormone which converts all excess sugar into fat!

About the Author - Sandra Harrison

I am functioning currently as an Author for the Fitness Republic. The focal point of my writing is to integrate healthy habits in everyday life and healthy foods in everyday meals, despite of any economical and time confines. Moreover, it amalgamates cooking recipes, guidelines, tips, and celebrations.
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