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Wellness Journey 3: Beyond Macronutrients

Updated: Jun 6, 2020




In this post, we will learn more about other part foods beyond macronutrients and some concepts that we will use later in our journey towards weight loss..

 

Antioxidants


Our body produces free radicals while breaking down the food or if you are exposed to smoke or radiation. These free radicals attack the body molecules and harm them.

Antioxidants protect your body from free radicals. It cleans them. That's why anti-oxidants are very important in the weight loss journey and overall body wellness. Consider it as one of your good friends (while protein being your best friend).

In the weight loss diet, I will add green tea (Yes, I know it's acquired taste but it's a great source of anti-oxidants and will help in the weight loss and cleansing of the body)

 

Fibers

Another good friend in your weight loss journey. Fibers make you feel full and you will eat less. There are two types of fibers

  • Soluble fiber. They dissolve in water and form a gel-like material and make you feel full. Food rich in soluble fibers - Husk, oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots.

  • Insoluble fiber. They promote food movements and improves the gut. Food rich in insoluble fibers: whole-wheat flour, nuts, and vegetables, such as cauliflower, green beans, and potatoes.

 

Minerals & Vitamins

I hope you all know everything about minerals and vitamins :-). The only point to remember is that Vitamins help in protein synthesis so if you are on your weight loss program, it's important to have an adequate amount of minerals and vitamins (taking supplements is good during the course of weight loss program). If you lack vitamins, eating protein is a waste of time and of no use.



Now you understand the key components of food, let's learn more about fat and muscle.


- Saurabh



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