Healthy Foods

Jul 19, 2023


Vegetables are rich in nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. These nutrients play a crucial role in maintaining health, boosting the immune system, and reducing the risk of many diseases. Vegetables are often low in calories and high in fiber, making them an excellent choice for maintaining a healthy body weight. The fiber in vegetables provides a sense of fullness, prevents overeating, and aids in digestion regulation. Regular consumption of vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of many chronic diseases, including heart diseases, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and certain types of cancer. Antioxidants present in vegetables help combat oxidative stress and inflammation in the body. Certain types of vegetables, such as dark leafy greens, tomatoes, and bell peppers, are rich in antioxidants and nutrients like potassium and folate, which support heart and cardiovascular health.

Regularly consuming these foods can reduce the risk of heart diseases and strokes. Low glycemic index vegetables, such as spinach, broccoli, and cauliflower, can help regulate blood sugar levels. This is particularly important for individuals with diabetes or those looking to maintain stable energy levels throughout the day. Focus on fresh vegetables, root vegetables, and tuberous vegetables such as carrots, radishes, and beets, members of the cabbage family, and salad greens such as lettuce and spinach, frozen or canned without added fat or salt. Other plant-based foods like tomatoes, bell peppers, and cucumbers are also included in this group, even though they are technically fruits.

Note: Starchy, calorie-dense vegetables like corn and potatoes fall under the carbohydrate group.


Similar to vegetables, fruits are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals. Fruits are also an essential part of a healthy diet and offer numerous health benefits. Antioxidants play a protective role against oxidative stress, which is associated with aging, inflammation, and various diseases, including heart diseases and some types of cancer.

The fiber in fruits is beneficial for the digestive system, helps maintain regular bowel movements, prevents constipation, and can reduce the risk of colon diseases. Additionally, fiber from fruits can assist in regulating cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Fruits have a high water content, making them an excellent choice for hydration, which is key to proper body function, maintaining fluid balance, and supporting skin health.

Regular fruit consumption is linked to a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including heart diseases, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Nutrients and antioxidants in fruits support heart health, strengthen the immune system, and reduce inflammation in the body.

Fruits are a natural source of sugars, including fructose, which provides energy to the body. Research has shown that consuming fruits can improve mood and support mental well-being.

Nearly all types of fruit are considered healthy. However, fresh fruit, as well as frozen and canned fruit without added sugar, are always the best choices.

Limit the intake of fruit juices and dried fruits, as they are often calorie-dense and lack nutritional value.


Carbohydrates encompass a wide range of foods that serve as the primary source of energy for your body. Most carbohydrates come from plant sources. They are the primary fuel for your body, and the highest-quality fuel comes from whole grains, legumes, fresh fruits, and vegetables. This includes grain products like bread, cereals, and pasta, as well as certain starchy vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, and corn. It’s important to remember that the carbohydrate nutrient can also be found in other foods, such as dairy products, legumes (beans, peas, lentils), fruit, and processed foods.

Imagine all carbohydrate-containing foods lined up in a row. At one end, there are whole wheat, oats, and brown rice. In the middle, you’ll find white flour, white rice, potatoes, and pasta And at the other end, there are highly processed products like cakes, sweets, and sugary drinks. When choosing carbohydrates, the key is whole. Naturally, less-refined, carbohydrate-rich food is better for you.


Proteins are often associated with animal-based foods like red meat, but they can also be found in plants. Protein-rich foods and dairy products include items like fish, poultry, lean meats, eggs, legumes, milk, yogurt, and cheese.

Dairy products are often combined with protein in dietary recommendations because they contain proteins, and both categories have a similar number of calories in one serving.

Lean meats, fish, low-fat dairy products, egg whites, and legumes (lentils, beans, peas) are recommended protein sources that are also good sources of fiber.

Of course, not all proteins are equal. Some proteins are healthier for you than others. Foods high in saturated fats and sodium are considered less healthy sources of protein. Red meat and processed meats are associated with a higher risk of cancer, so it’s best to limit the amount and frequency of protein intake.


Fats are essential for life and the function of cells in your body. In addition to providing stored energy reserves, fats play a role in the immune system, help maintain cell structure, and participate in regulating many other bodily processes.

In short, your body needs small amounts of certain types of fats. However, as saturated fats increase the risk of heart diseases, focus on good fats, such as olive oil, avocado, nuts, butter, and the like.


Sugars in your daily diet should be kept to a minimum. This pertains to sweets, such as chocolates, cakes, and other desserts that contain a lot of sugar.

Why should you limit the intake of sweets?

Because sweets usually contain a lot of sugar and fat, they are high in energy density and the main source of calories. Also, they provide little nutritional value.

However, you don’t have to completely give up sweets. Occasionally, you can indulge in dark chocolate or low-fat, low-sugar fruit yogurt. It’s just important to minimize the intake of these foods since they contain a large number of calories and fats and lack nutritional value.

Note: If you’re a fan of sweets, you don’t have to completely give up this pleasure. If you indulge and eat more sweets than allowed on a Monday, delay the intake of sweets until the weekend – or even longer.

Is our diet plan right for you?


The advantages of our diet plan lie in its focus on long-term positive weight loss and maintenance results, achieved through a combination of quality nutrition, mandatory exercise, and changes in dietary and lifestyle habits. A key advantage of weight loss at the Majamayo center is our encouragement of food intake and enjoyment, which differs from many other diets that emphasize deprivation. All types of foods are allowed, with an emphasis on preparing food with less fat, ensuring the intake of all necessary macronutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Most of the foods used in this diet are available in larger supermarkets. Some items on the menu should be prepared using different recipes, but the calorie count is indicated, giving the person on the diet the flexibility to replace one food item with another of similar calorie content.


Disadvantages of the Majamayo diet are that it might create dissatisfaction among individuals looking to lose a significant amount of weight quickly, as is the case with restrictive diets, even though such diets typically yield short-term weight loss effects. Additionally, those who are not willing to change their dietary and lifestyle habits could also be unsatisfied.

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