Healthy Living is not only about strict dietary limitations but also feeling great and improving outlook. It is well accepted that a balanced diet can have a profound effect on sense of wellbeing. Personally, I avoid health complications like heart attacks by staying away from processed meats, sugary snacks and other junk foods.
Studies have shown a link between junk food and mental disorders like schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.
To counter these risks, I focus on consuming healthy home cooked meals, eating plenty of vegetables and fruits. However, I resist the urge to become overly concerned about counting calories. I keep my diet regime simple by focus on fresh natural foods and drinking lots of water in addition to staying physically active. Consuming foods in moderation is a sure-way to maintain the much-needed balance. I often check the list of nutrients indicated on the labels of packaging to avoid consuming foods blindly.
Nutritionists recommend that starchy carbohydrates should make up roughly one third of the food we consume. My favorite sources for these carbohydrates include rice, potatoes and cereals. Wholegrain options like potatoes provide more fiber. I often consider how I feel after eating to determine my choice of meals. This helps reinforce healthy eating habits. Meanwhile, eating junk food often leads to nauseous and drains energy.
Fruits & Vegetables
Vegetables and fruits are awesome for maintaining health because of their ideal nutrient density and low calorie properties. They come with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and other minerals. They make it easy for me to cut back on junk foods. I fill my fruit basket with a rainbow of colors and opt for vegetables with higher levels of vitamins and antioxidants. I enjoy snacking on veggies like cherry tomatoes and eating a variety of fruits for desserts. My favorite greens include broccoli, kale and mustard greens.
Exercise helps uplift mood and shrug off numerous health complications. It complements a balanced diet by burning calories and keeping weight in check. My favorite routine involves cardio (jogging) and weight training at least thrice per week. Physical activity is a practical way to stay calm even after a stressful day. It makes me happier, feel relaxed and rejuvenated, which is great for overall wellbeing. As a result, I take advantage of an increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL), while lowering unhealthy triglycerides. In addition, physical exercise improves blood flow, thus boosting the body’s capacity to eliminate toxins.