by Hannah Whittenly, The Health Advocate at Diet.com
When it comes to eating healthy, people think of big picture things, such as eating more fruits and veggies, cutting out sugar, and eating smaller portions. There is more to it than that, and if you don’t know what you’re doing, the changes you make could do more harm than good. Before you begin, make sure you understand the four cornerstones of healthy dieting and nutrition.
Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamins and minerals are used as enzymes and catalysts for other chemical changes in the body. Without them, we can face severe problems, such as night blindness after a long-term Vitamin a deficiency. Processing and cooking foods tends to remove some of the vitamins and minerals, which is why eating some raw foods and using a supplemental multivitamin is important.
Antioxidants neutralize free radicals in the body. Free radicals are produced naturally…
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