Eating healthy foods provides you with the nutrients your body needs to stay strong, work well and fight diseases. Healthy food not only improves your health but lowers the risk of various diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, stroke, cancer, and other health problems. But eating healthy has become very difficult in the present time as--- fatty or junk foods taste better, healthy foods are expensive, and most of us do not have time to cook.
For eating healthy you may need to change—your eating habits, your environment (like your home or the place you work) and probably your attitude. The changes need not be drastic. Make changes in your eating habits slowly this way you will be more likely to follow. Small changes made slowly can make a big difference in your health in the long run.
Healthy eating means eating foods from all food groups (cereals, pulses, poultry and meat, milk and milk products, fruits and vegetables) and limiting fats, salt and sweets. Eating a varied diet will give you a balanced nutrition. However eating a balanced nutrition is not as simple as it sounds. It is especially difficult to ensure that you eat the recommended portions all the different food groups. Many people like foods from only one food group, and as a result, get less of other food groups. Besides this when you are hungry you may not pay attention to eating healthy but may eat what is easily available which is mostly junk and non-healthy. A conscious effort and meal planning is needed to eat a balanced and healthy diet.
To ensure that you eat a balanced and healthy diet;
Food gives you the energy your body needs to function well and remain healthy. However all that you eat is not nutritious. Some of the foods that you eat can give you just "empty" calories—that is only calories and no other nutrition (like minerals, vitamins, proteins). Make an effort to know the nutritional value of what you eat. Some tips that will ensure that you eat healthy are;
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