Looking to improve your health? While exercise has its role, the very food you eat has a massive impact on your overall well-being. If you’re looking to make a change, these real-life lessons about healthy eating can help you stay on track. It’s all about keeping a healthy lifestyle.
Buying organics products has been known to be the best way to maintain a healthy way of living. Buying foods at farmers’ markets is one option to get real foods. Always read about organic agriculture and organic trade to stay up to date.
1. No Fat Is Worse Than Full Fat
For decades, fat has been the enemy. As a result, food producers offer no-fat products. Avoid those – no-fat foods are worse than full fat. To make food with no fat, manufacturers must add something, usually sugar. Sure, there’s no fat there, but the additional sugar adds calories and increases your chance of developing health conditions like diabetes.
2. Sustainably Raised
It would be great if we could all be vegetarians, but that’s unlikely to happen. Going “meat-lite” is a great choice, but you should also seek out meat sourced from animals that were sustainably raised. Skip CAFO-sourced meat.
3. Organic Food for healthy eating does work
Organic vegetables and produce are more widely available and more affordable than ever before, and many offer more nutritional support than conventionally farmed foods. Certified organic food is also a good option as long as the manufacturers follow all the organic standards.
4. Portion Size Makes a Real Difference with Healthy Eating
In the battle of the bulge, few things matter as much as portion size. We’ve been conditioned to think that portions should be too large. Actual serving sizes might surprise you. The National Institute on Aging has a handy guide to serving size to help out. Take a look by clicking on the link above.
5. Eat the Rainbow – make your life easier
There’s been so much focus on consuming superfoods that many of us have lost sight that eating the rainbow – consuming organic produce, such as fruits and veggies of all colors – is actually more important than following food fads to ensure good nutritional support.
Reading food labels is a good way to maintain a healthy food regimen. If you wish to lose weight and love snacking, fruits and vegetables are the best options. And let not forget nuts and grains, which are also healthy snacks.
Follow these tips and you’ll find that healthy eating is simpler, easier, and more intuitive.
Originally published September 10, 2019. Updated to include additional content and photo.