Healthy Diet Tips

Monday, 20 Dec 2010 11:36 AM

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There are ways to eat healthy without sacrificing taste. You should be able to enjoy your food and be healthy at the same time. Some benefits of eating healthy are a healthy heart, and good cholesterol levels. The risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart attack, and stroke may be reduced if you adopt a healthy diet. There are several ways to incorporate a healthy diet into your lifestyle. Below are the top five: healthy diet foods nutrition
 
1. Organic
Eat only organic foods if possible. Read your labels to make sure that what you are putting in your cart at the supermarket isn’t packed with chemicals. Organic labels ensure that what you are eating is from farms that raise or grow animals and plants without the use of pesticides. Eating organically may cost a few dollars more, but in the end you are healthier, which translates into fewer trips to the doctor.
 
2. Meat
Eliminate meat from your diet. Eating meat can contribute to high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, and arthritis. It also contributes to weight gain, which links also to the disorders mentioned previously. Never fully digested, meat can literally sit in your system and decompose. Moreover, the chemical that was pumped into the livestock to make it more appealing, ends up in your body and can cause health problems. If you are not willing to give up meat entirely, then at least consider eating organic cuts of lean meat. 
 
3. Water
Drink plenty of water. Try drinking at least six to eight glasses of water a day. Water flushes the system of built up toxins. 
 
4. Eat Raw
Eating raw foods can be positive for your overall health. When food is cooked, the enzymes that help digestion are destroyed, which means the process of digestion is limiting. Raw food activists contend that when you eat something that is in a dying state you too are in a dying state. This leads to aging and other health problems. Eating raw meat isn't recommended.
 
5. Processed foods
Eliminate processed foods from your diet. An easy way to eliminate process foods is to shop on the walls of the supermarket where the fresh produce is. Anything on the shelves of the supermarket is probably processed.

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