Importance of Healthy
We all probably know more about healthy
balanced diets today than in the past. Healthy eating habits play significant role
in our overall health and longevity, it affecting our mood and behaviors,
making us feel better and more alert as well as boosting our energy
levels. A wide range of healthy recipes together with healthy eating guide
will bring you a healthier life.
Healthy eating habits and balance diets make all the difference to the long
term health of a person and the preventive and curative power of healthy
diet to certain illness is becoming apparent nowadays. The increase in chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular
disease, obesity, cancers & etc, has suggested us to imperatively look
into our daily diet balance. Consider these facts:
More than 17 Million of Americans
or about 1 in every 16 Americans have diabetes; it is projected to
increase to 30 million by 2030.
An estimated 80 million of American
adults have at least 1 type of Cardiovascular Diseases– namely High
blood pressure, Coronary heart disease, Heart failure, stroke & etc.
There are more than 5 million Americans living with heart failure and
more than 600,000 new cases diagnosed each year.
About 70% of Americans are
overweight with Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 25; and more than
30% are obese.
More than 30% of all cancer is
attributed to diet. Based on studies, eating more vegetables and
fruits, coupled with exercising regularly and maintain a healthy
weight could cut cancer rates by 30 to 40 percent.
Tips to enjoy
Eating is more than just chewing and
swallowing to sustain life, it is also a source of considerable pleasure
and enjoyment. Unfortunately, healthy eating is always being linked to
tastelessness and lacking in variety. But in fact, most can be made more
nutritious without losing their appeal by applying tips such as:
substitutions in ingredients – For instance, In preparing low fat
food you may consider substituting cream in a recipe with
evaporated skim milk or low fat milk may do the trick.
healthful ingredients – Vegetables, fruits and beans are examples
of healthful ingredients that can be added to enhance the
nutritional quality of the recipe. Spaghetti sauce added with diced
bell peppers and zucchini or a variety of beans to your chili
recipe are examples of adjusting your recipe to preserve the same
mouth feel and flavor of the original while adding in extra health
Undeniably there is a profound relationship
between the state of your health and the quality of foods you choose to
eat. It is getting apparent that over-consumption of certain categories of
food may post great threat to our health. The keys of healthy eating are
balanced, variety and moderation, for instance, high-fat foods must be
balanced with high-fiber, low-fat foods, and calorie intake must be offset
by enough activity to maintain a healthy weight.
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