They say that you are what you eat. And there has to be a certain degree of fact in that statement. When it comes to managing your health, whatever you put in your mouth to eat can affect your health dramatically, for better, or for worse.
Looking after yourself and your overall health should always start with a review of your diet. Getting the right balance of all of your essential nutrients is vital. You will need a mixture of all of vitamins and minerals, as going without any for any length of time can cause some specific health problems.
Finding Your Energy
Since our diets give us all of our energy, we should pay attention to the way that we get our energy in our diets. Your body may very often crave sugar to give it a lift. But the effects of sugar are short-lived. You may well get a sudden burst of energy, but it will wear off very quickly.
Too much sugar in your diet can lead to excessive weight gain. This, in turn, can put your heart at risk. Another major health issue that is caused by overconsuming sugar is diabetes. This can have a massively detrimental impact on your health and can take a lot of effort to manage and keep under control.
A better way of getting energy in your diet is through carbohydrates. There are many excellent sources of carbohydrates, particularly vegetables such as sweet potatoes as well as oats, buckwheat, quinoa, and fruits such as oranges and bananas.
Getting Enough Fibre In Your Diet
If you were to visit a digestive health center, you would probably find that you need more fiber in your diet. Getting plenty of roughage will keep your bowels clear and will help you to avoid constipation as well as any irritability. There are more extensive health benefits of ensuring your bowels are kept clear with a high fiber diet. Fiber can also help to reduce your cholesterol.
Wholegrain oats and cereals are a great source of fiber, along with nuts, beans, and seeds.
The Right Amount Of Protein
Our bodies need protein to build and repair tissue. We use it in our bones and our muscles, and we use it in the creation of hormones and enzymes. We need to get a good amount of this in our diet in order to remain healthy. If we get too much, though, it may get stored as fat and cause us more problems. You can get protein from legumes, nuts, tofu, lean meats, fish, and eggs.
Fats Are Not All Bad
Fats are often regarded as being bad for you. However, we do need fat in our diet to survive. They support cell growth, keep you warm, and they help you to absorb some essential nutrients into your body.
The best ways to get the right type of fat into your diet is by eating nuts, avocados, fatty fish, and including olive oil in your cooking.
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.