Healthy Nutrition Is Key For Maintaining Good Health

When it comes to maintaining good health, proper nutrition is the key. What we put inside our bodies has a profound effect on how we feel and function – we all know this, but do we truly treat our bodies the way we should?

The good news is that proper nutrition is not complicated once you know the basic rules to follow. It doesn’t involve following complicated rules or taking expensive pills and supplements. However, in today’s environment following these basic rules – however simple they may be – is not always easy, as finding and preparing healthy foods is sometimes harder than just grabbing a meal-to-go at the local fast food joint.ID-100188824

The following are three tips that may help you maintain your sanity while trying to improve your health:

1. The easiest and healthiest solution to maintaining good health and fending off chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high cholesterol or obesity, is a diet that is based on whole foods, mainly fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as greens (very important!). Whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds are also very healthy choices. Tip: When grocery shopping, go straight to the fresh produce isle and fill up your shopping cart with loads of fresh fruits and veggies; then buy some beans and whole grains. Or better yet do your shopping at the farmer’s market and buy what is fresh.

2. Limiting the consumption of animal products to a 1-2 times a week or eliminating them completely from your diet is another critical factor in building good health. Most people in the U.S. consume way too much animal protein and fats. Most of us have been brought up to believe that we need lots of high-protein foods daily for best health, however, more and more studies prove these beliefs to be wrong. Just read the China Study, or any book by Dr. Fuhrman – they very clearly prove the connection between high-animal-protein diets and chronic diseases that are so prevalent in modern societies today.

3. Avoiding all processed foods as much as you can is another common sense tip that is not easy, but certainly can be done with some effort. White flour products, white sugar, and other artificial sweeteners, fatty foods should all be limited or eliminated. Preparation is key. If you often crave sweets, cookies, ice cream, etc. – be ready to replace them with fruit snacks, freshly made juices or green smoothies. Also, be sure to drink lots of water to stay hydrated and flush out toxins from your body.

It’s best to consume most of your fruits and vegetables in raw state – just snack on them throughout the day, prepare salads, make fresh juices, or smoothies. Eating raw foods is a great way to maintain healthy weight and get lots of nutrients (e.g. enzymes) that otherwise gets destroyed during cooking. Go online and find recipes for soups, vegetable stews, legume and whole grain dishes. There are many websites out there that publish delicious healthy recipes.

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