A healthy diet gives you the nutrients to keep your muscles, bones, organs and other parts of your body healthy throughout your life. It may help lower high cholesterol and high blood pressure, reduce the risk of or manage Type II diabetes, minimize bone loss and decrease your chances of heart disease.
Feeling sluggish? The American Dietetic Association reports that carbohydrates, healthy fats and proteins provide your body with energy to properly function. Foods like walnuts, almonds, blueberries, bananas, apples, and strawberries all provide energy boosts, all the while helping you attain the recommended daily intake of nutrients your body requires to operate at full steam.
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A healthy lifestyle is about changing not just what you eat but how you eat and how you think about eating. Your food choices affect your energy, your digestion, how you feel physically and of course, your weight.
The biggest step is committing to you bettering yourself, committing to living a longer, healthier and happier life!
Keep it simple. Make one change at a time. For example, start by simply switching from white bread to whole grain bread. Instead of adding just a little more salt to you dinner, remove the salt shaker from the table all together. Instead of ordering French fries, order a side salad with oil and vinegar dressing instead.
If you have a specific medical condition, be sure to check with your doctor about the foods you should include or avoid in your diet.