Healthy Diet
                        A growing number of people nowadays are becoming ever more aware of the value of eating a healthy diet. From the phrase "you are what you eat" is now a common phrase that more of us are beginning to understand and appreciate. For some people “Healthy eating” means enjoying a selection of foods every day. Food provides the energy and essential nutrients needed for an active life. Different offspring need, different amounts of food, depending on their age, body size and activity level. Several unhealthy eaters complain that it is due to a lack of time they eat more healthy meals, which may sound like a good reason, but it is just a reason. Additional to that, the problem is that most people are uneducated about eating a healthy diet and what a healthy diet actually consists of. Most people do not realize what effect food has on our body and this problem should really be treated and discussed at home and in schools. 

                Eating healthy keeps us active and that improves the enjoyment of life. A good diet and eating habits are the primary for appropriate growth and development and for the avoidance of diseases. A number of different and very serious health problems are caused by poor diets and poor nutrition. Many of these problems handicap people for their entire lives; some of them lead to death. Learning how to meet our nutritional needs throughout life by making good food choices for a healthy balanced diet can help us avoid or prevent many of these health problems. Eating well for good health requires basic information of foods and the nutrients they provide and an understanding of our nutritional needs throughout the various stages of life. With this knowledge we can practice good, life-long eating habits that will help us be as healthy as we can be. When eating out always prefer the smallest portion size available. Keep in mind that if you are still hungry after choosing a smaller meal, you can always fill up with something else and enjoy a wider variety of tastes in the process. And also drinking water before your meal will partially fill up your stomach and may reduce your hunger levels, because often when we think we are feeling hunger, our body is actually telling us that it is getting dehydrated and needs some water. Make sure try not to let more than about 4 hours go by between meals or snacks. Steady meal timing helps control your digestive system, blood sugar and insulin levels, and appetite. Eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full, meaning satisfied, not stuffed. That’s so you get used to relying on your hunger and fullness cues to tell you when to stop and start eating. Eat real foods and stay away from anything processed, pre-cooked, frozen, and deep fried, etc. Try to eat 3 meals and 2 snacks every day. Spread your calories throughout those meals and make sure to include a source of protein, crabs and good fats in every meal you eat.

Eat well, drink in moderation, and sleep sound, in these three good health abound.


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