Eating Your Way To A Healthy Body And Soul
Eating a healthy diet is a smart move and if you’ve decided it’s time for you to embark on a healthier lifestyle, you may be wondering where to begin to start improving your diet.
An often overlooked ingredient is Cobalt and is necessary in your diet regimen. It can be found in leafy veggies like spinach. However, other sources also include animal kidneys, hearts and livers and are the best sources for this nutrient if you are not vegetarian.
A good way of getting kids or the less adventurous to try new food is by describing or admiring what it looks and feels like rather than what it tastes like.
They may be interested by texture especially if it is compared to something you know they already like.
Of course no plan for healthier is complete without mentioning sugar. Sugar reduction is widely acknowledged as a vital step in becoming healthier but unfortunately it is a subject surrounded by mis-information.
Many people mistakenly believe that fruit juice is better than soda type drinks however this is not always the case.
Fruit juice is full of sugar just like the average soda drink and just because it is fruit sugar (fructose) does not mean it is any different to normal sugar. (Sucrose). One comes from a cane plant and the others from fruit trees or sources.
The only time fruit juice could be considered to be OK is when it is wrapped fully in the original fruit it came from!
A great nutrition tip which also serves as weight loss advice is to avoid any type of food because it is not good for your body.
It really is just commonsense but simply avoiding altogether fried foods, processed foods and anything rich in carbs, flour or sugar can really make a difference.
Nuts can be quite nutritious as a source of protein, friendly fats, vitamins and minerals but like anything you can’t overdo it. A handful of organic almonds adds fiber to your diet for a crunchy and salty snack.
Keep your sodium intake as low as possible but don’t go crazy!
Diets that are high in sodium can cause serious health problems in the long term leading to strokes and kidney problems. Sodium may also cause damage to your bones due to losing calcium but the key to sodium control is not just cutting it out altogether.
Your body can actually quite easily and naturally control your sodium levels provided it is given enough water daily to deal with it.
This is probably the most understated fact about salt intake we have these days. Whilst everyone warns of the “salt” danger the real culprit here is not so much the salt but the lack of water being provided to the body to maintain a balance.
Eating a large quantity of vegetables and veggies daily is always good nutritional advice and the USDA recommends at least 9 to as many as 13 servings daily.
That may sound like a lot but if you can incorporate that into your daily routine you will be doing your body a huge favor.
Keeping a balanced meal plan that includes proper nutrition is tough for some people but once you get into the habit of eating in a healthier manner so-called comfort foods will not have the same appeal they did before.
You will then be eating for the sake of good nutrition and not just because you feel better emotionally and over time you will find that the emotional triggers that make you want the garbage foods begin to subside.
Although dieting and adhering to good nutritional values takes time, motivation and hard work, the results will be well worth the effort.
Losing weight takes time so don’t set unrealistic goals or have unrealistic expectations or you will be setting yourself up for failure. If you keep following the advice in this article, you will be on the road to success.
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