We are all living in a very advanced and fast-paced world full of stress, takeaway food, coffee, and more stress. With that, it can be very difficult to keep yourself healthy and find time to exercise, especially if you have the same time schedule as me. I work throughout the day, thus I do not have any spare time to exercise. I cannot go on a diet either. Apart from I cannot find the best diet plan for myself, I feel that eating healthy foods is enough to keep myself trim and fit.
Reasons I chose eating healthy over diet
I love eating, travelling and blogging. My love for food does not mean that I just eat anything. I admit that I do enjoy eating different cuisines, but I am quite picky with the ingredients. I make sure that everything in my meal, especially our family meals, are organic. Eating organic food gives me a peace of mind and assurance that my family and I are consuming healthy food.
So, why do I want organic foods? There many reasons why you should be eating organic food.
1. Organic food is delicious
What is the first thing that comes to your mind once you hear the word “breakfast”? For me, what comes to mind is a plate full of toast, bacon, and scrambled eggs. Eggs have always been a staple to every breakfast meal because they are packed with nutrients and proteins that will help keep your energy levels up during the day.
However, most people I know tend to shy away from making eggs a part of their daily habit. Blame the news, studies, and findings stating how eggs are full of cholesterol and that people should not always have them for their meal since it will have negative effects to the body. I used to believe that notion too, until a recent British study opposed the entire negative claims about eggs and health.
Many dieters believe that consuming five servings or portions of fruits and vegetable each day is the best way to achieve a healthy body. Well, this belief is no longer true because recent studies show that achieving a healthy and disease-resistant body is possible if we consume a minimum of eight servings or portions of fruits and vegetables.
Probably like every other mother all over the country I really worry about the food that I give my child. You hear all sorts of horror stories and even though they often frighten the life out of me I sometimes wonder if they are just scare stories designed to make you choose one type of food over another.
All of the parents that I know take make sure that they give their children plenty of fruit and vegetables and we are lucky that here in Portugal there is such a wide choice of fresh fruit and vegetables which are not expensive, but I must say that I recently read an ebook which not only got me thinking but has actually pushed me into taking action about the diet of my family.
With the fast pace of society seemingly gaining speed as each year passes, the temptation for parents to allow their children to eat what they like, if its a quick fix, is also increasing. The fast food outlets offer an easy alternative to a packed lunch and enable time saving solutions. However, if they were to step back and just take a moment to think about what they’re subjecting their kids to, most would be horrified and start to realise that maybe they should be looking to a more healthy routine.
There are many reasons why I love to cook fresh food and the number one reason is that the taste is so different from food that is not fresh. The problem is that many people unfortunately do not ever taste fresh food and they just cannot imagine that it would taste any different. After all, a carrots a carrot and a piece of salmon is a piece of salmon, isn’t it. Well no, not really. Fresh vegetables for example really do taste so much different from tinned vegetables that you would not believe it.