By Jason Stoner, Red Hawk Swim & Fitness Instructor
Some of the current global dietary conditions reveal that overall, humans are eating too much salt with their foods, not enough whole grains, and not enough fruits and veggies.
Scientific studies show that 90% aren’t eating enough fiber-rich foods. Fiber is contained within fruits, veggies, and grains. These grains include seeds and beans. Eating enough fiber helps keep you feeling full enough, helps your body burn fat, and is essential for processing nutrients. We are also well aware that it keeps your gastrointestinal system cleaned out, binding to waste material and toxins for elimination.
Some easy to follow targets for daily nutritional intake for optimal health are as follows:
- Nuts and seeds – 25 grams per day
- Whole grains, (gluten free) – 126 grams
- Milk/dairy, (almond milk is a great alternative) – 443 grams, or about 16 ounces per day
- Salt, (choose Himalayan Pink Salt for much better nutritional value and bioavailability) – 3.2 grams
- Processed meats (limit these, and stay away from nitrites, and nitrates in any meat products) – 2.1 grams
- Healthy oils, such as virgin olive oils or macadamia oil, (for essential fatty acids) – two table spoons per day