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The food people eat determine their health and way of life. A healthy diet should include plenty of nutritional substances. People's diet and nutrition has to be diverse and include vitamins and minerals, so a lot of fruits and vegetables, starchy food, food rich in protein (meat) and some dairy products.

Eating fruit should take a significant part in our eating habits. It is indisputable how valuable fruits such as apples, apricots, blueberries, grapefruit, lemon, oranges and many others are. The famous saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" speaks of apple's numerous healthy benefits. Rich in fiber, apples have a considerable role in absorbing the iron and help with heart diseases by regulating the blood pressure. Apples are beneficial to digestion and bowel. People deficient in iron, having anemia, should include more apricots in the diet. Apricots are also good for the healing of the wounds. Blueberries are effective in the yeast infections or with urinary problems. Grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin C and has anti-oxidant property. Studies have revealed that it lowers the blood pressure and is thus friendly to heart and that it may prevent some cancers. Lemon and oranges, too, are rich in vitamin C which stimulates the immune system and helps fight off the colds. They contain fibers which prevent many intestines and colon diseases. Orange juice is beneficial to the bones due to the calcium it contains. Some researches have found that all of the fruits are powerful means to prevent carcinogenic substances.

Food types and Items

Calcium, iron, vitamin A and C are nutrients in artichokes and are valuable in boosting the immune system. Artichokes aid digestion and the blood. A good blood strengthening source is also asparagus. Highly nutritional value of beets has proved to be effective in cardiovascular diseases. Beets as well as parsley are full of iron and potassium. Parsley is a constituent of many breath fresheners. High amounts of protein in beans aid the muscles. Beans also reduce the high levels of bad cholesterol. Broccoli and cabbage are high in vitamin C. Broccoli's nutrients are also good for the heart and are effective in cancer treatment. Cabbage may prevent stomach and digestion problems. Beta carotene in carrots transforms to vitamin A which diminishes the risks for bladder, lung and larynx cancers. Garlic stimulates the immune system. People who suffer from high blood pressure or high cholesterol can ease and get rid of their problems by eating garlic. Onions is another source of health due to its preventive effects in forming the blood clots and therefore, many heart conditions. If a person feels nauseous and weak ginger is also a good solution.Ginger protects the stomach and affects the ulcers.

Brown rice is low of fat but full of fiber, vitamin E, phosphorus, proteins, and potassium. Carbohydrates and magnesium in corn are beneficial to the central nervous system and act as a protection of the brain functions. Eating fish lowers the risk of artery and heart disease, but of breast cancers as well. Mushrooms are rich in vitamin b and are useful for absorption of the oils and oxygen functions. Soybeans are used for preventing gallstones and diabetes. Skim milk and whole-wheat flour are recommended in healthy diet as well as yogurt which is full of calcium.

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