Healthy Tips: Helpful Tips For Healthy Life

Choose Foods That Improves Your Health

Posted in Healthy Eating by doctorsonline on December 11, 2009

Healthy eating is about feeling great, having more energy, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible which can all be achieved by learning some nutrition basics and incorporating them in a way that works for you. A person must maintain a balance between your calorie intake and calorie expenditure. So, don’t eat more food than your body uses. The average recommended daily allowance is 2,000 calories, but this depends on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity. Keep moderate portions on foods you eat, especially high-calorie foods. Choose a starter instead of an entrée, split a dish with a friend, and don’t order super sized anything.

Be choosy on Choosing Healthy Foodswhat foods to eat. Choose foods that improves your health. Expand your range of healthy food choices to include a wide variety of delicious foods. Healthy eating is an opportunity to expand your range of choices by trying foods; especially vegetables, whole grains, or fruits; that you don’t normally eat. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes. These foods are high in complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, low in fat, and free of cholesterol.

Avoid foods that raise your risk for such illnesses as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Limit sugary foods and refined-grain products like sugar because is added to a vast array of foods. In a year, just one daily 12-ounce can of soda (160 calories) can increase your weight by 16 pounds. But, you can enjoy your favorite sweets and fried foods in moderation, as long as they are an occasional part of your overall healthy diet. Food is a great source of pleasure, and pleasure is good for the heart; even if those French fries aren’t.

Don’t forget to drink lots of water. It is a vital part of a healthy diet. Water helps flush our systems, especially the kidneys and bladder, of waste products and toxins. A healthy diet improves your energy and feelings of well-being while reducing your risk of many diseases. Plus, adding regular physical activity and exercise will make any healthy eating plan work even better.


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