I always teach to eat whole, unrefined foods with minimal processing! A piece of poultry, fish, eggs, and whole grains (not cookies and oatmeal). Such products have a high nutritional value! They contain VITAMINS!
Why do we need vitamins?
Vitamins do not give energy. But they contribute to the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins and participate in many other processes in the body! This means that your metabolism will work more slowly with a vitamin deficiency!
Each vitamin plays its own special role. Vitamin A allows the eyes to see in dim light, others help protect against air pollution, and others help produce sex hormones. In case of cuts, vitamins help to stop bleeding, others help to restore the skin. Vitamins actively help to replace old erythrocytes and the mucous membrane of the digestive tract. Almost every activity in the body requires vitamins.
Vitamins can only function if they are not damaged, but because they are complex organic molecules, they are vulnerable to destruction by heat, light, and chemical agents. Therefore, if there is an opportunity to eat fresh vegetables and berries – do it! Do not overcook cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprouts) and pasta – cook them al dente! And cereals can be poured with water reducing cooking time by many times! Eggs are better eaten with a liquid yolk! Liquid yolk contains lecithin, carnitine, Q10, vitamin A and choline for the formation of new cells.
These products contain vitamins in active forms! Emphasize 80% of your meals on whole foods with vitamins, and 20% on fast food, cakes, and other desserts you like.
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