Healthy eating has been emphasized by many – both medical science practitioners and common folk. It does not only promote fitness of an individual but as also the general well-being to a very satisfactory rate.
The food pyramid contains several levels of serving suggestions of the different food groups wherein the base food group has the greatest amount of serving while those at the peak have the least amount of serving.
However, healthy eating is not strictly restricted only to the pyramid. It goes beyond this and takes into account the person; healthy eating involves having the person make his or her choices at which food choice(s) will be able to fully accommodate the nutrients that are needed by the body to function at its most optimal.
How can one be said to be eating healthily? Moderation is the key. Just like the old saying that “too much of something is bad,” having the inner discipline to be able to control one’s eating habit is the key to healthy eating. Eating too much of your favorites from the local fast food restaurant will definitely cause problems later in life such as coronary problems, diabetes, kidney problems and a lot more. As long as self-discipline is well enacted, it shouldn’t be a problem.
What foods are healthy? For people who have a sweet tooth, the following are examples of food that can satisfy the craving for sweet without the guilt: avocado, melon and mango. Aside from the nutrients that are present, these fruits are rich with water. Eating the aforementioned fruits is like hitting two birds with one stone: the craving or the need to eat something sweet and hydration.
For those who like nuts, beans, and soya products, these are good since these foods contain the essential nutrients that are needed for the human body. However, be wary of where the produce came from. The fresher the produce is the better it is and at the same time, the lesser the chemicals, the better.
Food is not the only consideration for healthy eating. Water is very vital for us. As the saying goes, “water is life” which is unarguably true. The shift of the temperature, although can be forecasted at some level, is still not accurate. Our body constantly needs to be hydrated constantly so that our cells will be able to carry out its functions.
Healthy eating requires self-discipline in order to endure in this endeavour.