Healthy Foods


The "healthy foods" concept is consistently growing however, we still have a long way to go in truly learning to consume a wholesome diet. We cannot depend on the food industry to do it for us, therefore, we must each take responsibility for the foods we consume. All it really takes is some self-discipline and an extra hour of your time to prepare foods that can prolong your life. What's the point in setting goals, working hard to achieve them, and working hard to earn a living when you consume foods that can slowly kill you?

The big business of food has corrupted our taste buds by conditioning us to love decadent, rich-tasting foods. The food industry spends millions of dollars on creating recipes to entice our taste buds no matter the high fat, high cholesterol content of the foods they serve. It's all about the taste. The concept of healthy foods take a back seat to decadence.

Foods preparation has offered us a convenient way to eat by the corner-corner fast foods restaurants surrounding us. Our busy lives make it difficult to prepare our own meals. Therefore, we depend on people who are looking only at the bottom line rather than our waistline to serve us our foods.

No matter how much you have, money, fame, or prestige, if you do not have your health, you have nothing! We often take for granted our good health and very rarely stop to think that our aging bodies must be cared for with by the foods we consume.

It wasn’t until after I was diagnosed with lupus that I altered my eating habits. Don’t wait till you are dying to start living and eating healthy foods.

Consuming healthy foods begin with your trip to the grocery store. Plan ahead by preparing a list and following the dietary guidelines recommended by the USDA.

You can still eat away from home but you must first educate yourself on the how to eat healthy. This includes knowing how foods are prepared and what ingredients go into enhancing the taste. When eating out at a restaurant, don't be afraid to asked how an item was prepared. There are some healthy guidelines you should follow in order to maintain good physical health.

  • Eat plenty of fresh fruits, the more colorful the better.

  • Consume a variety of vegetables to include the dark, leafy veggies such as broccoli or spinach as well as carrots, squash, peas, and beans.

  • Incorporate whole grains whenever possible.

  • Consume sufficient fiber in your diet. Fiber is your friend.

  • Drink plenty of water daily.

  • Try to eat foods from all the food groups.

  • Eat foods low in saturated fats, trans-fat, and cholesterol.

  • Keep the sugar intake (candies, cookies) to a minimum.

  • Go easy on the salt intake.

  • Take a multivitamin daily to supplement any gaps in your diet.

    Stay educated about the foods you consume and make every bite a healthy bite.

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