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How healthy is your Diet?
copyright 2006 by Greg Landry, M.S.

 

 

 

 

There are many important factors in a healthy diet. Every single food which we consume plays a role in our lifestyle. For instance, if we eat unhealthy, we will feel sluggish, heavy and tired. If we start eating healthy, within a week we will feel lighter and more energized. Eating the right foods is the key to a healthy lifestyle. So what are some of these healthy foods that we should be consuming?

The first and most important are whole grains. We live in a society which has advanced from white pasta, white rice, and white bread into everything whole grain. So don’t get stuck in the 1990’s and take advantage of the changes. Another important aspect of a healthy diet is fruit and vegetables. This does not mean opening a can of peas or corn, but actually eating raw veggies such as broccoli and spinach. And be sure not to forget the dairy. Dairy gives your body the needed calcium along with weight loss properties. So be sure to stick with light, fat free, or low fat products.

Another important part of a healthy diet is protein. When choosing the best protein, go for very lean meats, fish and poultry. Prepare these products by grilling or broiling them. Also, as a part of a healthy diet try to stay away from canned soups and frozen dinners. These foods are often packed with a lot of preservatives and they offer very little healthy nutrition. And as far as snacking is concerned, try to stay away from sodas, sweets, and fried snacks. There are numerous baked snacks currently available which taste just as good or maybe even better than fried, greasy snacks. So if you ever wanted to eat healthy, these are some of the major diet changes you should make.

 

 

 

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