Eating Healthy = Living Healthy

4 August 2011, Comments 0

In 2010, three of the five biggest health risks in America were preventable. Out of the ten biggest, six were preventable. Obviously this equates to a statistic that describes that 60% of the deadliest or most common health problems in the United States could have been avoided, according to life insurance companies. These include:

  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes (the fastest growing health impairment of 2010)
  • Depression and mental illness
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Hepatitis

Aside from Stroke, the remaining conditions were all types of cancer. While there are things that you can do to prevent a stroke (as well as many cancers) these conditions can also be quite unpredictable. On the other hand, the likelihood that you will become afflicted by any of the six aforementioned conditions can be greatly decreased if you improve your lifestyle.

There are really only two things that you need to do if you want to prevent the contraction of any of these conditions in your life.

1)      Get more exercise

2)      Make healthier eating decisions

Many people complain that they simply cannot make time for exercise and while this is sometimes a reasonable excuse, it does not negate the fact that if you want to be healthier, exercise is important. It is especially important to exercise if you want to lose weight.  This is because you need to burn more calories in the day than you take in.

However, if you simply want to lead a healthier life, simply eat healthier food. While it can help you to lose weight if that is your goal, eating healthy will make you feel better and give you more energy. It will also keep you out of bed and out of the doctor’s office with illnesses.

There are really only a couple of things that you need to do in order to adapt your diet to a more favorable one.

1)      Eat more fruits and vegetables: Organic compounds contain natural carbohydrates for energy, antioxidants which help to fight premature aging, fiber which aids in digestion and nutrient absorption, and various vitamins and minerals that help to strengthen bones, soft tissue, and all vital functions

2)      Eat more lean protein: you need protein to get the amino acids that are the building blocks of many vital functions as well. However, you don’t need any of the fat that some proteins come with. Eat lean proteins so that you don’t store any access fat in your body. You’ll have more energy and feel better.

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To your food heaven

Dominic

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