The popular misconception of health is dependent on eating should be got rid of. Scientific advancements have clearly broken this misconception. People today are becoming more and more conscious of healthy eating habits. In fact, healthy eating is about being conscious of what we eat, when we eat and how we eat and keeping yourself as healthy as possible.
While we can go on and on about listing down reasons for a healthy diet, three important reasons could be taken as the guiding factor to “why healthy eating”. First and most important, a healthy diet plan helps reduce the risk of disease and boosts recovery. It has been proved time and again that improper diet leads to health risks (hypertension, heart attack, obesity and related problems). Second, it helps you to maintain a healthy metabolism, so you convert food to energy as efficiently as possible. This is why healthy food bodies lose weight faster. Healthy eating is especially important in mid-life and later. Thirdly, a healthy diet maintains a healthy digestive system, which helps us to enjoy a wide variety of food and reduces the risk of indigestion and other gastrointestinal complaints.
Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods. You need more than 40 different nutrients for good health, and no single food supplies them all. Your daily food selection should include wheat-based food (bread) and other whole-grain products; cereals, greens, fruits; etc; Enjoy plenty of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Interesting surveys show most Americans don’t eat enough of these foods which leads to health problems. Balance in the diet is the key to healthy eating. It’s not enough to eat, the body should be able to absorb and digest the food taken in and convert it into energy.
Maintain a healthy weight. The weight that’s right for you depends on many factors including your height, age, general hereditary constitution, etc., There are enough guidelines on this. Eat moderate portions.(listen to your inner-self-its says “stop” do so then, don’t carry on and “burden your tummy”-this invariably happens when the food is tasty or you have a liking for a particular type of food-Indians eat a lot of potatoes in various types of dishes; potatoes in boiled form is harmless, while those fried is “poison”); Eat regular meals- never skip a meal-it does more harm than good. Acids are periodically secreted in the digestive system and when there isn’t work for the acids to act upon it leads to “acidity”, ulcer, etc. Reduce, don’t eliminate certain foods. Use the Nutrition Facts panel on the food label to help balance your choices. (If you love fried food, you don’t have to give it up. Just eat it less often- and be conscious of what you are eating)