Eating habits high in carbohydrates and fats can easily lead to excess caloric intake. Meat and eggs are rich in protein but high in cholesterol, so overeating can easily exceed caloric intake. The nutritional paradox of the daily diet is that too many calories are more likely to lead to malnutrition.
Because the nutrient content of ingredients varies widely, you may not be getting enough protein if you want to control calories through your daily diet; you may be consuming too many calories and cholesterol to get enough protein. In the era of excess calories, nutritional imbalance is more prominent, which is the root cause of obesity and the three major diseases of modern times, but it is easy to be ignored.
The often overlooked nutritional data for three meals a day.
Label Nutrition Reference Value (NRV) is a reference standard for comparing the nutritional content of food on food nutrition labels, and it is also a nutritional reference scale for consumers to choose food. The nutrient reference value is based on the Recommended Dietary Intake (RNI) and Adequate Dietary Intake (AI) of Chinese residents.
For adults, the NRV recommended daily intake is 2,000 calories, less than 60 grams of fat, less than 300 mg of cholesterol, 300 grams of carbohydrates and 60 grams of protein. For modern people, there is a serious excess of calories, and a reasonable nutritional structure is the key. To ensure proper nutrition, increase protein intake while limiting total calories.
Nutritional structure is difficult to keep correct, because the nutritional structure of many delicious foods is meaningless. A 100-gram chicken burger typically contains 31 grams of carbohydrates, 16.3 grams of fat, and 7.9 grams of protein, providing 292 calories. This shows that eating chicken burgers is impossible to achieve nutritional balance. A 2,000-calorie chicken burger eats only 54 grams of protein but 111.6 grams of fat.
The daily diet is mainly composed of carbohydrates and fats, but the protein content is actually not high. As the staple food, rice and steamed bread mainly provide carbohydrates with low protein and fat content, with a protein content of only 2.6%. Egg foods are high in protein, but not low in cholesterol or purine, so they should not be eaten in large quantities.
A 100-gram egg contains only 13 grams of protein but 585 mg of cholesterol. By eating eggs to supplement protein, the intake of cholesterol will inevitably exceed the standard.
Modern Life and Modern Diseases
Modern life is fast-paced and stressful. Three meals a day have become a continuation of work and life. For many people, everyday life includes visiting breakfast shops, eating work meals, ordering takeout, snacking, business meals and socializing meals. Even family dinners are faced with different needs of parents and children, and it is difficult to adapt. In fact, three meals a day is difficult to control.
The constant pursuit of food is the innate instinct of human beings, and modern life is closely related to food. In the era of commodity economy, there are many new flavors of food. In order to attract consumers, merchants continue to innovate tastes, stimulate people’s taste buds through high oil, high salt, and high sugar, and stimulate people’s appetite through pigments and flavors. This does help stimulate consumption of the product, but for consumers, it may be unknowingly consuming too many calories.
In modern life, running around a day is the norm, the total time becomes very scarce, and the exercise time is correspondingly insufficient. When you’re eating a lot of calories, lack of exercise can cause you to burn more calories than you burn, leaving the rest stored as fat. Over time, the balance of human metabolism is broken, and modern diseases are irreversible and become health killers.
Of course, there are huge differences between people who eat the same diet. This is because each individual is very different. Some people absorb it well, eat less, and gain weight. Some people don’t absorb it well and eat too much so they don’t gain weight. This requires us to adjust the nutritional structure according to our actual situation to ensure that we stay away from modern diseases.
How can this paradox be broken without nutritional knowledge?
The key to a healthy diet in modern life is to increase protein intake while limiting total calories. To make sure your body doesn’t generate too much heat, do the following:
(1) Strictly control the intake of high-sugar beverages, high-fat foods, snacks and high-salt foods.
(2) Do not diet three meals a day, but increase the proportion of protein in food.
(3) Do some resistance training to increase muscle, reduce body fat rate, and increase b.