Build a Balanced Plate with These Four Steps

There’s a lot of confusion over what comprises a balanced diet these days. We’d like to shine some light on the topic as well as remind you of how to do so by eating from our wonderful Hawaiian poké menu. Follow these 4 steps to build a balanced plate and enjoy windfall health benefits all the time.

Build a Balanced Plate

Start with an Appropriate Protein

Protein is a dietary cornerstone because it facilitates muscle development, healthy bone density, and other vital physiological aspects. Fortunately, you don’t need a ton, and you obtain plenty from one of our seafood sources like salmon, tuna, shrimp, or octopus. Some folks prefer chicken for their protein ingredient when they build their poké bowl.

Add Clean Carbs for Energy

There’s a lot of controversy over carbohydrates. However, you can avert most of the confusion by eating whole-food carbs from ingredients like fruits (mango and pineapple), or lighter grains (white or brown rice). Again, the key to dietary success is balance. Too much of any macronutrient is bound to create unpleasant side effects.

Then Focus on Healthy Saturated Fats

We see the same misunderstandings over the macronutrient, saturated fat. We don’t advocate consuming the trans fats or unsaturated fats you would find in packaged food. Island Fin Poké is essentially the opposite of packaged food since we serve items with healthy fats such as avocado, coconut crisps, and so forth. Whenever you consume good fats and avoid the bad kind, you’ll be able to enjoy higher levels of good cholesterol (HDLs) while reducing bad cholesterol (LDLs).

Include Veggies for Antioxidants

The main purpose of consuming veggies is to clean your system. They’re rich in antioxidants and fiber, which are a key to maintaining good gut health. It’s not that meat consumption automatically contributes to poor digestion. The problem comes from not properly balancing meat with veggies. You should try some tasty OG Veggies or Seaweed Salad to get your leafy greens Hawaiian style with us.

You can obtain all the important macronutrients and vitamins whenever you join us for lunch or dinner at Island Fin Poké. You can balance your dinner plate (though we prefer “poké bowl”) by checking for calories, fats, and carbs through our Nutritional Calculator. We provide the best opportunity for novel and healthy eating anywhere in Downers Grove, IL. Please contact us anytime to learn more at 630-324-6110.