So are you eating healthy these days? Lets talk about age for a minute. Its no secret that young people tend to think they are immortal. For the most part, they haven’t had to confront death up close yet so many of them think they can eat whatever they want and they’ll be just fine. But eating so unconsciously is a bad idea among other things, its a terrible habit that’s hard to break later on whenyes, youre 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 notyour body in later years will be a reflection of how you treated it in your youth.
Theres good news, though. Its never too late to change the way you eatand, by doing so, youll 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. Its 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 dont go organic, then youre consuming a lot of pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics. Vegetables, meats and dairy products all contain these if theyre not organically grown. Fortunately its rather easy these days to attain the right informationand more importantly, to buy organic. Farmers markets and large national chains like Whole Foods can be a great help in this regard.
You can also help yourself by eating more fiberas 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 wont 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 dont 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.
Its 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. Its not important to do it all at once. Changing one healthy thing at a time can add up to significant life