Healthy eating plan
Healthy eating plan is a balanced way of daily food group intake, and depending on age, recommended daily intake of various supplements may vary, but with teenagers, that intake is higher than with adults, because teenagers lead a very active life, with various physical and mental activities like studding, dance, sports, etc.
Healthy eating in case of teenagers means to have three regular meals per day, and some healthy snacks in between. It also means to eat when hungry and to stop eating when full, balance nutrition rich types of food and to eat food from all the usual food groups like fruits vegetables, dairy, proteins, grains and healthy fats.
Healthy eating plan allows teenagers to have energy all day long, to reach their maximum possible height, stay strong for all sports and similar activities, to take a good care of their body, to maintain a healthy weight, to get all the vitamins and minerals that their body needs daily, and to prevent unhealthy eating habits like skipping meals.
Teenagers should try not to eat too fast and they should try to relax during meals and to take it slowly. Also if they feel about themselves that they are overweight, it is a good idea to consult some health care provider or nutritionist.
Supplements are crucially important in healthy diet for teenagers. Here are some recommended supplements for use in a teenager’s diet.
Those types of supplements are very important in cases when teenagers are engaged in sports. Supplements rich in whey proteins are recommended in those cases, which are a component of milk with the highest biologic value of all proteins. Sports endurance drink called Endura Optimizer, which contains whey proteins are also recommended.
Studies have shown that in most Americans daily intake of vitamins and minerals are not adequate, especially vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, copper, iron, calcium, folic acid, manganese, chromium, zinc, and magnesium. So it is very important that teenagers take multivitamins several times per day.
Experts claim that today teenagers in general gets too little calcium. They recommend that daily intake of calcium for teenagers are equivalent of eight ounces of milk. Experts also claims that this much calcium on a daily basis is needed for teenagers because half of their bone mass and about 15% of their projected adult height is required during teen years.
Few teenagers are getting enough of flaxseeds, walnuts or fish in their daily diet, so it is very important for them to take enough of omega-3 supplements to compensate for that inadequate intake. Also, omega-3 is rich in DHA, substance used in treatment of mental disorders, as well as in infant food.