Like we mentioned in our previous blog write-up, an ideal plate should comprise of 25% proteins, 25% of carbohydrates and the remaining 50% of the plate filled up with vegetables.
According to a study done by National Health Service, UK, low consumption of vegetables and fruits shortens life more than lack of exercise.
Vegetables and fruits are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folic acid, vitamin A, and vitamin C. They are rich in fiber that is important for proper bowel function. It helps reduce constipation.
Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits makes it a healthy diet as it reduces risks of heart disease, obesity, diabetes etc.
Having said that, here’s how a Perfect God’s Own Plate looks
The perfect God’s own plate will ensure, you get the protein, carbohydrates and fruits/ vegetable in adequate portions.
If you are diabetic or pre-diabetic, then you must consider the God’s Own Diet Plate…
With growing popularity of this humble fruit, it’s no surprise that Jackfruit is the only fruit that can be consumed as a meal replacing your regular carbohydrate such as wheat and rice in full or part. Read more about it here.
So essentially, by taking jackfruit as a meal, the consumption of fruits/ vegetables per week, goes up significantly. The low calorie and high fiber content of the jackfruit satisfies your hunger and generally keeps you full for a longer period of time, reason why jackfruit is also believed to help in weight loss. When you feel full, you eat less.
Depending on your health, go ahead and choose your plate!