Healthy Diet Tips
It seems with all our advances
today, people are busier than ever. Most Americans today claim
they have no time to eat healthy. Unfortunately, not eating a
healthy diet is negatively impacting our health.
Health Organization ranks the United States 34th in
overall health among the nations. Our poor diet in America is
linked to Heart Disease, Cancer, Type II Diabetes, and a host of
Eliminate as many fried foods as possible.
It is always better to bake, broil, steam or grill. The more
fruits and vegetables you can get into your diet the better.
Avoid white flour.
Stay away from pastas, white breads, processed foods. You may
replace with flourless bread, ezekiel bread, millet bread, or
rice bread. A good alternative to pasta is brown rice, which
contains fiber and vitamins.
Limit your sugar intake. One
can of soda contains 10 teaspoons of sugar. Also drinking soda
on a regular basis leaches the calcium from your bones and can
cause osteoporosis. Sugar is found in many breakfast cereals,
salad dressings, cookies, cakes and candies, so please read the
labels. Many fruit drinks that appear healthy contain a small
amount of fruit juice with a high content of corn syrup. Type II
Diabetes is on the rise due to increased sugar intake in the
American diet. Studies show that changes in diet and exercise
can decrease your risk of diabetes and also improve your health
more than medication.
Avoid diet sodas and artificially sweetened
foods. These products may help you cut
calories, but they are not healthy. The ingredient aspartame, in
artificial sugars has been linked to causing cancer.
Eat healthy fats. Choose 100% pure
virgin olive oil. Studies show that olive oil contain mostly
monounsaturated fats, which can help lower blood cholesterol
better than a low-fat diet. Raw almonds are a good source of fat
as well as avocados.
Eat healthy protein. Fish,
tuna, salmon (contains omega 3 fatty acid), chicken, turkey,
eggs, and small amounts of red meat.
Avoid eating after 7 p.m. Your
metabolic rate is higher during the day than it is in the
evening. In the evening your metabolism becomes sluggish. If
possible, try to eat your main meal at lunchtime, so more
calories are burned than are converted to fat.
Never skip breakfast.
The old saying "breakfast is the most important meal of the
day" is so true. A good balanced breakfast gets you and
your day off to a great start. After sleeping all night our
bodies need to re-fuel in the morning to give us energy to start
Cut down on caffeine.
Caffeine gives you quick high and then a low. It is a stimulant
of the central nervous system and when discontinued needs to be
done gradually so you donít endure side effects. It is better
to get your body used to natural foods and drinks. Some
alternatives are herbal teas, fresh lemonade and always be sure
you drink plenty of water every day.
Know that diet is a way of life.
Diet is a lifestyle change, which needs to be practiced daily.
Make only a few changes at a time. By not making all your
dietary changes at one time, it will allow you to adhere to your
new plan and make it manageable. As you progress, you can add
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