Growing awareness and increasing popularity of nutrient-rich organic foods makes it challenging to determine a perfect diet plan which includes a variety of foods that supply essential nutrients to our body on a regular basis. A nourishing meal plays the role of a true friend for your body, the one who serves you with tasty nutrient-packed organic foods, only when you make the right choice of recognizing the real gems that are worthy of ending up on your plate!
Similar to how friendships cruise through the test of time, naturally nourishing foods undergo the trails of meeting multiple nutritional requirements of the body, which makes it difficult to rely on one specific meal for the supply of all primary nutrients. Rather, including different organic foods that can be consumed in a number of exciting ways, forms a healthy diet plan.
Before venturing into the journey of determining foods that should be consumed more often.
Let's discover facts about some popular nutritional myths that you chance upon:
1. Myth- Sugar is considered to be an enemy of your diet
Fact- Sugar is a source of glucose, which provides energy to body cells and helps in the effective functioning of all the organs in our body. Excessive consumption of refined sugar products such as aerated beverages, sugar-filled baked goods and sweets increases the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular ailments and other diseases.
On the other hand, sugar substances present in foods such as fruits, berries and dairy products contain vitamins and minerals which contribute to our daily dietary requirements when consumed in moderation. Grab a pack of our quinoa muesli and relish it with a bowl of milk or munch our goji berry nut mix, without being guilty of the sugar intake.
2. Myth- Low fat foods are deemed to be healthier
Fact- Among the two primary types of fats- saturated and unsaturated fats, unsaturated fats are healthy fats that are naturally present in foods such as oils, nuts and edible seeds among other food sources.
These healthy fats promote cell growth, regulate blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well as help the body absorb and store vital nutrients from the organic foods consumed. Hence, eliminating the consumption of unsaturated fats and maintaining a moderate intake of saturated fats is the right thing to do.
3. Myth-Snacking is considered to be a threat to good health
Fact- Unhealthy snacking can pose a threat to your body, but smart snacking can soothe your taste buds and nourish your body with the goodness of vital nutrients as it maintains the body's energy levels between meals and boosts brain power.
4. Myth- Preparing plant-based foods is a time-consuming process
Fact- Some plant-based grains, lentils and a few edible seeds need to be soaked over an adequate period of time in order to extract the primary nutrients from the food sources which also makes the cooking process easy and quick.
Plant-based foods cannot be prepared instantly at all times and hence require to be planned in advance to avoid rushing the process of cooking. For instance, chia seeds should be soaked for a minimum of 20 minutes to 6 hours before consuming.
5. Myth- Plant-based foods fail to provide adequate proteins and minerals to our body
Fact- Choosing the right plant-based foods provides our body with a sufficient amount of proteins and minerals along with high dietary fiber, antioxidants and healthy fats to meet our body's daily dietary intake. In fact the plant-based superfood- 'Quinoa' is a complete protein and a versatile whole-grain that can be easily consumed as a healthy substitute to rice and as quinoa flour that acts as a nutty and tasty addition to regular flour and baked delicacies.
Edible seeds including sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds and watermelon seeds are packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Thus, plant-based foods equally cater to the nutritional requirements of our body.
Choose from the wide range of premium organic foods brought straight from farm to plate by Nourish You, including yummy Quinoa Muesli and Quinoa Ragi Fills breakfast packs, Quinoa Flour, Teff Flour, Omega Meal Mix, Linseed Meal, Nut Mixes and Edible Seeds.