Author: Sophia Homi

The complete guide to calories

Our body requires energy for everyday functions such as breathing and sleeping. The calories are vital for our survival as they provide the required energy for body to function well. Therefore it is important to know about calories in detail. Calories: where do they come from? Calories come from food we eat. Our food consists of macronutrients such as protein, carbohydrates and fats and macronutrients are the source of calories. Macronutrients also help in living a healthy lifestyle if taken properly. Read more about Healthy food for healthy living How many calories are in 1 gram of each macronutrient? Carbohydrates contain four calories per gram. What I have learnt about carbohydrates Protein contains four calories per gram. Also read How protein can help lose weight Fat contain nine calories per gram How Healthy Adults should consume calories? 45-65% of calories should be taken via Carbohydrates 20-35% of calories should be taken via Fats 10-25% of calories should be taken via Protein   Not all calories are created equal All the calories provide same amount of energy but body has different mechanisms for using each type of macronutrients. “The right amount of calories from each source is very important to ensure the body can function properly” How to determine your daily calorie intake? Every person has different weight and unique life style. There is a systematic way to calculate number of calories...

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Best 15 delicious and healthy snacks under 200 calories

Take care of your Body. It’s the only place you have to live in It is Human nature to snack, so why should you feel bad about doing it? You have the choice to pick a healthy snack or one that isn’t too good for you. Here is the list of some healthy snacks and do not forget to check 10 Healthy Foods That Taste Good Sweet snacks Homemade trail mix made with ½ cup multi-grain cereal and ¼ cup dried fruit 1 light English muffin with 1 tablespoon fat free cream cheese and 1 tablespoon fruit spread 1 fruit and...

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Protein can help you lose weight

Do you Know Protein? Your muscles, bones, blood, skin, hair, nails and brain cells all rely on protein. Protein is primarily used to build, maintain and repair tissues. Protein amino acids are considered to be the building block of your body. Protein is a macronutrient- a string of amino acids. In fact protein is one of the three macronutrients, along with carbohydrates and fat. And it’s more plentiful in your body than any material besides water.. Good thing too- because without protein, you couldn’t function Source A fantastic weight loss tool Protein keeps you feeling satisfied and helps reduce...

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Try Some Healthy Chinese Food Recipes

I love healthy foods and thought to try healthy Chinese food recipes. I don’t know much about cooking. Cooking has been an adventure for me. I love to cook new food for my husband. Some time I mess up things but good thing is my husband appreciates my efforts. Let’s start today’s adventure of healthy Chinese food recipes About China: China is currently the most populous country on Earth and over 300 million citizens are farmers. 26% of all the rice in the world comes from china and Rice makes up 26% of their caloric intake per year. Rice is only 2% of the calories in an American’s diet. Guide to Chinese food styles of Chinese cooking Small introduction of different Chinese food styles Szechuan/ Sichuan Cuisine Known for being spicy and bold Features chili, Sichuan peppercorn, garlic, ginger, peanuts and sesame paste Cantonese Cuisine Sweeter than other styles Features braising, stewing and a variety of sauces Hunan Cuisine Fresh, local ingredients that are sautéed, stir fried, steamed, or smoked Features rich, creamy, moist dishes with crisp vegetables Shanghai Cuisine Modification of cuisines from provinces near Shanghai Features alcohol, salted meats, seafood and vegetables Beijing Cuisine Fried foods often served in small portions Features soy, sesame paste, scallions and poultry with sweet and sour flavors Fujian Cuisine Light than other styles Features soups with sweet and sour flavors Shandong...

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What I have learnt about healthy carb foods?

Carb stands for carbohydrates. Today I will be sharing some useful information that I learned about healthy carb foods. “A carbohydrate is an organic entity that contains carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, which together from sugar molecules. There are three main types of carbohydrate- sugars, starches and fiber.” The carbohydrates are the main energy source for our body. What makes carbohydrates good or bad? Refines and processed carbohydrates are considered bad, as they are absorbed quickly by human digestive system, and cause blood sugar level spikes, which in turn force your body to store the excessive sugar as fat. Example...

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