FOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

FOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

CareClick Healthcare

CareClick Healthcare

07-Apr-2021 - 3 min read

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on a family thanksgiving day!.

Whilst there’s technically never a bad time to start a diet, there are definitely some days that will make it harder than others…You can relate, right?

 

Eating a healthy diet is not about strict limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, improving your health, and boosting your mood.

 

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be overly complicated. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you’re not alone, dear am with you on this.

 

It seems that for every expert who tells you a certain food is good for you; you’ll find another saying exactly the opposite. The truth is that while some specific foods or nutrients have been shown to have a beneficial effect on mood, it’s your overall dietary pattern that is most important.

 

The cornerstone of a healthy diet should be to replace processed food with real food whenever possible. Eating food that is as close as possible to the way nature made it can make a huge difference to the way you think, look, and feel.

 

By using these simple tips, you can cut through the confusion and learn how to create—and stick to—a tasty, varied, and nutritious diet that is as good for your mind as it is for your body.

 

All humans have to eat food for the growth and maintenance of a healthy body, but we humans have different nutrient requirements as infants, children (kids), teenagers, young adults, adults, and seniors. For example, infants may require feeding every 4 hours until they gradually age and begin to take in more solid foods. Eventually, they develop into the more normal pattern of eating three times per day as young kids. However, as most parents know, kids, teenagers, and young adults often snack between meals. Snacking is often not limited to these age groups because adults and seniors often do the same.

 

Tips to healthy eating.

  • Eat three healthy meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner); it is important to remember that dinner should not be the largest meal.
  • The bulk of food consumption should consist of healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk products.
  • Incorporate lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts (with emphasis on beans and nuts) into a healthy diet.
  • Choose foods that are low in saturated fats, trans fats cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars; look at the labels because the first listed items on the labels comprise the highest concentrations of ingredients.
  • Control portion sizes; eat the smallest portion that can satisfy hunger and then stop eating.
  • Healthy snacks are OK in moderation and should consist of items like fruit, whole grains, or nuts to satisfy hunger and not cause excessive weight gain.
  • Avoid sodas and sugar-enhanced drinks because of the excessive calories in the sodas and sugar drinks; diet drinks may not be a good choice as they make some people hungrier and increase food consumption.
  • Avoid eating a large meal before sleeping to decrease gastroesophageal reflux and weight gain.
  • If a person is angry or depressed, eating will not solve these situations and may make the underlying problems worse.
  • Avoid rewarding children with sugary snacks; such a pattern may become a lifelong habit for them.

Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.

 

Ask yourself this; why do you want to diet? Is there a hot new person at the office you want to impress? Were you tagged in a bad picture on Facebook? Those reasons are all well and good if they make you eat well, but when it comes down to it you need to remember that what you eat hugely affects your health. If you eat healthily you’ll feel better, have more energy and ultimately live longer. 

 

You don’t drown by falling in water. You drown by staying there.

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