6 Tips You Need To Know To Help You Eat Healthier!
Health means so many different things to so many different people. We all have our own ideas of what health is to us. Many of this is rational, while a lot of the things we do is based off of habit and justification for our actions.
Advertisements constantly feed us lies and gimmicks, and we consume this information and hope it is true. Unfortunately, most of the time, this simply is not the case.
As a result, you have well-intentioned people consuming products that are detrimental to their health.
And sometimes, there can be different trains of thought that are equally valid. For example, some people advocate for the vegan diet, while others are in favor of eating like a caveman. Both appear to have positive results, if followed properly.
This article will attempt to give you general tips to help you eat healthier, that are universal regardless of your individualized dietary preferences.
At the end of the day, and it pains me to say this, we must do our own research and come to our own conclusions. With so many different agendas by people and companies, it is difficult to differentiate truth from fiction.
Look up the ingredients of your favorite restaurant or food product, and learn about what you are actually consuming.
Make google your best friend, but be weary that even google has quite a bit of misleading information.
No where in nature will you find protein powder dangling from a tree, or a sweet n’ low packet growing from the soil, and there is a reason for this.
Choose foods that you are real and whole, and that you would not be surprised to find on a Sunday stroll through nature.
The closer the food you eat is to the way nature intended, the better.
If you consume protein powder or artificial sweeteners, it is not the end of the world, but it is always better to consume whole foods.
When consuming foods like protein shakes or artificial sweeteners, choose wisely. For example, a whey protein isolate, or a vegan protein powder mix will be much healthier than protein powders with tons of preservative, added sugar, and fillers.
And if you want a low calorie sweetener, you could choose stevia, instead of sweeteners like sweet n’ low, which is a plant-based sweetener that also has zero calories.
On a simplistic level, the less ingredients the better. If the ingredient list looks like an essay, chances are it has some toxic, carcinogenic substances within it, and should be avoided.
If you have no idea what any of the ingredients are, and it seems like it is flash to the past to chemistry, chances are you should not consume that food.
Foods are currently created to taste good and to survive the apocalypse. In order to maintain a higher shelf life while tasting good, tons of artificial flavors and preservatives are added that are toxic to our bodies.
Fast food is bad for you on so many different levels. And yes, this includes subway. There is a reason why the food is so cheap and tastes so good.
I will not get into the details of the horrors of fast food, because that could be a book in and of itself, but understand the stress you are putting your body through by consuming that un garbage.
There are so many theories as to what is healthiest, but everyone of those trains of thought can agree that vegetables are essential to an optimal diet.
Green leafy vegetables, such as kale and spinach, and other vegetables, such as broccoli, beets, carrots, and snap peas, are packed with nutrients and fiber, while containing few calories.
Take these tips with a grain of salt. These are general guidelines that should simplify things for you, but remember that there are always exceptions to the rule.
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About Danny Maman My name is Danny Maman. I have a real passion for health and fitness and enjoy having a life that revolves around this. I have my bachelor's degree in exercise science with a minor in allied health. I am also a certified personal trainer with ACE and am a former college basketball player.