More About Eating Healthy

So…are you eating healthy these days? Let’s talk about age for a minute. It’s no secret that young people tend to think they’re immortal. For the most part, they haven’t had to confront death up close yet…so many of them think they can eat however they want and they’ll be just fine. But eating so unconsciously is a bad idea…among other things, it’s a terrible habit that’s hard to break later on when…yes, you’re OLDER and what you eat becomes REALLY important. So be careful about scarfing down pizza, ice cream, and burgers every day, no matter your age. Because, whether you want to believe it or not…your body in later years will be a reflection of how you treated it in your youth.

There’s good news, though. It’s never too late to change the way you eat…and, by doing so, you’ll find that you can undo much of the damage you did to your body in your earlier years. The real culprit with poor eating habits is FAST FOOD. And, on the flip side, then… the key to healthy living is to make your own meals. When you prepare your meals, you can truly control what goes into them. It’s wise, when possible, to avoid processed foods such as; crackers, chips, cereals, and snack foods. Instead, look to build your diet around organic produce and meats. If you don’t go organic, then you’re consuming a lot of pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics. Vegetables, meats and dairy products all contain these if they’re not organically grown. Fortunately it’s rather easy these days to attain the right information…and more importantly, to buy organic. Farmer’s markets and large national chains like Whole Foods can be a great help in this regard.

You can also help yourself by eating more fiber…as it fills you up in a healthy way and eases gastro-intestinal problems. Your stomach and bowels will function better and with less strain, and can help reduce disease. Insoluble fiber works by sucking water into the intestines, and it eases passing stools. Soluble fiber in a healthy breakfast plays an important role, too… because the stomach contents won’t empty too fast. Other studies have shown that this cuts down on the incident of diabetes, and clogged arteries of heart disease. The Dietary Fiber Guide is a great source for more information.

Healthy meals go easy on fats, salts, sugars, and cholesterol… but don’t skimp on water, vitamins, and minerals. These are nutrients you can acquire from fresh organic fruits, vegetables, and meats. You need all these for truly healthy eating plans. Avoid processed foods such as chips, cookies, and crackers… all of which commonly contain preservatives and additives which can be harmful to our bodies.

It’s not easy to change lifetime habits. We all love junk food, but too much of it is a bad thing. You can enjoy ice cream or a brownie once in a while, but go easy. Those fatty, sugar-infused foods will hurt you if you overdo it. Use common sense. If you need to change habits, make small goals and take them one at a time. It’s not important to do it all at once. Changing one healthy thing at a time can add up to significant life-living a healthy life.

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