Nutritional Benefits

We can ALL Agree, “What we eat effects our health!”

 

We are all faced with choices in life including how we eat.  We understand how tough it may be at times to pick and choose the most nutritional meals. Our long-term approach is to help you become food-educated so that you can make the best decision for your health.  

What Food Ratio does FitFoods4U use?

Carbs, fat and protein all serve critical functions for the body. Carbs supply energy and regulate blood sugar. Fat insulates vital organs and aids in absorption of key vitamins -- while protein helps build and maintain muscle. A well-balanced nutritional plan involves eating a certain percentage per day from each nutrient group. We like to follow an approximate ratio of 40:30:30. This means our meals are made as 40 percent protein, 30 percent carbohydrates and 30 percent fat. However, the ratio can vary based on your specific daily calorie needs to maintain or lose weight.

Are carbohydrates really okay to eat?

Carbohydrates are a macronutrient that your body needs on a daily basis for proper functioning. When you eat carbohydrates, they get converted to glycogen and are either used immediately for energy, providing a steady dose of blood sugar, or they are stored in the muscles and liver for energy at a later time. For sustained energy, eat foods rich in complex carbs.

What are complex carbs?

Whole grain complex carbs include oat bran, wheat germ, wild rice and brown rice. Vegetables that are considered complex carbs include broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, potatoes, yams, onions, cucumbers, all types of lettuce, artichokes and asparagus. Fruits that are considered complex carbs include oranges, grapefruit, pears and prunes.

I always thought Fat intake was bad for my body?

Many people have a fear of fat consumption. Our body needs fat to burn fat. Fats are essential for your survival and your health. In your body, dietary fats break down into fatty acids and glycerides and store for use as a highly efficient reserve energy source. They are also essential for synthesizing hormones and storing vitamins D, E and K. monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats – such as those in nuts, seeds, olive oil, tuna and salmon – help promote healthy cholesterol levels. Fats rich in omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for your heart.

What types of Proteins do you use? 

Our protein meals include Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Beef Flank, Lean Ground Beef and Turkey, Egg, Whites and Tuna  just to name a few. Protein is an essential nutrient to the body and plays a crucial role in cell and tissue growth, but remember not all proteins are created equal.  Lean protein sources contain less than three grams of fat per serving.