How To Eat Your Way to a Healthier You!

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, good nutrition is a vital part of leading a healthy lifestyle and can reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer.

Why Eat Healthy?

What you include in your diet has a direct impact on your health and wellbeing. In fact, unhealthy eating is the main contributing factor to the increase in obesity in the United States. Currently, in the U.S. 33.8% of adults are obese and 17% of children between the ages of 2 and 19 are obese.

But a poor diet doesn't only affect people who are overweight or obese, even people who are at a healthy weight can be impacted by having a poor diet. A poor diet has been connected to an increased risk of major health problems like heart disease,high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and more.

How to Eat Healthy?

Eating healthy can seem intimidating, especially when some of your favorite foods are items like pizza, bjrgers, or cupcakes. Switching to a healthy diet is easier than you think. Even the smallest changes can make a huge impact on your life. Here are a few tips on how to start eating healthy:

  • Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables. Having half of your plate with vegetables and fruits ensures you are getting essential  vitamins, nutrients, and fiber that your body needs to stay healthy. But remember to pair your veggies with something equally nutritious. Adding half a plate of vegetables to a pizza pie doesn't  transform it into a  healthy meal. Also, choose your fruits wisely, as most of them are high in sugar.
  • Switch whole milk to a fat free or low-fat milk. Fat free or low-fat milk, like 1% milk, has the same amount of nutrients and calcium as whole milk, but it doesn't have the same amount of saturated fat and calories, making it a better dairy option. For a non-dairy option, try alternatives like coconut mukk, almond milk, or cashew milk.
  • Drink more water. Instead of drinking beverages that are high in sugar like soda and most juices, drink water. Drinking  lots of water has a variety of health benefits like controlling your calorie intake, energizing your muscles, and maintaining a balance of bodily fluids.
  • Avoid added sugars. The recommended amount of added sugar is approximately six teaspoons for women and nine teaspoons for men. On average, Americans consume about 20 teaspoons of added sugar per day. This can lead to weight gain and other serious health issues like heart and liver disease. Try to use sugar alternatives like hiney, stevia, monk fruit, or agave.
  • Avoid processed foods. These foods tend to have more sugar and saturated fats than unprocessed food. Include foods that have healthy fats into your diet like unprocessed peanut butter, avocados, and olive oil.
  • Don't skip meals. While many people immediately assume skipping a meal will be a positive thing for their health and weight, it is the opposite. When you eat regularly it keeps your metabolism running. This doesn't mean eat whatever you want as much as you want throughout the day. It is also important to consider portion size and the kind of food you are eating.
  • Learn about your health. This too may seem out of place , but navigating a good understanding of your health can help you  make the best choices as what to eat for optimal health. How your body is functioning should play a major role in what you consume, so that you can ensure your body is always at its best.

Being healthy is easier than most people think. Even taking small steps and slowly making lifestyle changes can begin to change your body towards a  healthier you!

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