Eating Healthy and Its Benefits!

Giving your body the right type of food is paramount to your overall health. Healthy eating is not about sticking to strict nutrition facts or depriving yourself totally from the food you love. Rather, it is about feeling mentally and physically great and having good energy levels, all of which be achieved by learning nutrition basics and making better food choices. The benefits of eating healthy by making some changes are exceptional. Apart from maintaining health and functioning organs in your body, healthy eating provides a wide array of benefits.

Less Illness and More Health!

As the saying goes: You are what you eat, and you become what you eat, whatever we eat reflects on our body. Unhealthy processed and fast foods affect the normal functioning of our body systems and can lead to obesity and illness. Eating healthy provides all the required nutrients for the body which help in proper functioning of our body organs. By improving body functions, you are enhancing your immune system, which further helps in protecting against many chronic illnesses. Staying active and energetic is part of a good diet which is the key to a healthy body. Eating a well-balanced diet provides good nutrition and energy to continue a healthy function of the body, and for supporting healthy growth and development. When the energy requirements of the body are right, you stay active and energetic throughout the day.

Weight Control Is Best Through Your Diet

It is no secret that exercise and a healthy diet are the keys to losing weight and maintaining it. Exercise and continuing with the wrong food will not bring your weight down, although exercise has many other health benefits and is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Recent study has shown that half an hour of exercise will improve the brains “Plasticity”. Plasticity in the brain is important for learning, memory, and motor skill conditions. This also strengthens connections between other cells and as well different brain cells. Weight loss is all about making the right food choices which will help you in losing weight and calories. Optimal body weight keeps you fit and healthy, and prevents you from many obesity related diseases. Some exercise with the right diet, less carbohydrates, processed food, and smaller portions on your plate will immediately bring your weight down.

Look Good and Feel Good

In today’s lifestyle, where people are overtly conscious of the appearance, excessive weight will affect the good looks. Hence, weight control is one of the most important benefits of eating a healthy diet. Overeating and eating junk food can not only pack on kilos, it also disturbs your sleeping patterns. On the other hand, just the opposite will happen; healthy food reduces stress and helps getting a good night’s sleep. A restful sleep keeps your mind as well as body active to face the next day with a better attitude. The first and most important step to make smarter food choices is to educate yourself about what your body needs. Reading the food nutritional labels and ingredients of all the food you eat, knowing about the nutritional content of the food product can help you decide whether a food or beverage fits in your eating plan. You can compare different food products and get to understand and knowing which one is good for your health and which is not!

All about this is knowing what to do. Education has become an arguable effective way to gain knowledge and being able to take control of your health. Your chances of success in your health will increase dramatically by following a lesson plan and getting the right information.

 

About The Author

My name is Josef Bichler. I have a passion for wellness and showing others how to live healthy lives. I have corrected my own health problems with the use of alternatives only and helping others to achieve their health objectives through lifestyle changes, detoxifying their body and through understanding the benefits of eating healthy. .

5 Health Foods To Avoid

What do you usually have for breakfast? Eggs, toast and orange juice sounds pretty good, no? If this is your idea of a healthy breakfast, you’d be shocked to learn that you’re actually serving your family some of the foods that you should be avoiding!

Dr. Joseph Mercola gives you this list of 5 common foods considered healthy but are actually harmful to your health. You be the judge.

# 1. Wheat Bread

You work to put  bread  on the table. But Dr. Mercola says bread on the table is not a good idea. Wheat and nearly all types of grains rapidly turn into sugar and cause a spike in your insulin levels. Insulin is the culprit behind flabby stomachs, double chins and rolls on arms and thighs. Excess weight and obesity contribute to diabetes, heart disease, and many other diseases.

Wheat is also often contaminated with mycotoxins and all forms of wheat are capable of causing health problems like Celiac disease or gluten intolerance, developmental delay in children, headaches, infertility, irritable bowel syndrome, miscarriages, and rheumatoid arthritis.

# 2. Pasteurized Dairy

Raw milk is one of the healthiest foods you can consume but pasteurization negates its health benefits. Calves fed with pasteurized milk die before maturity. Pasteurization destroys enzymes, depletes vitamin content (and completely destroys vitamin B6 and B12), denatures fragile milk proteins, kills beneficial bacteria, promotes pathogens, and is associated with allergies, arthritis, cancer, colic in infants, growth problems in children, heart disease, increased tooth decay, and osteoporosis.
# 3. Orange Juice

Dr. Mercola points out two little know facts about orange juice:
-There is more vitamin C in a single orange than in a full glass of commercial orange juice.

– Real, fresh orange juice only lasts a few days. It if last for weeks (or months), then it’s an industrial product.
It’s healthier to eat a fresh orange rather than drink commercial orange juice. But if you have diabetes, are overweight, or suffer from high blood pressure, you should avoid all types of fruits and fruit juices. Fruit juice contains about eight full teaspoons of sugar per eight-ounce glass in the form of fructose, which is as dangerous as regular table sugar and also cause a major spike in your insulin levels.

# 4. Soy

Soy has long been touted as a “near perfect food.” But Dr. Mercola warns that exclusively giving babies soy infant formula is like giving them five birth control pills! The phytoestrogens in soy mimic the effects of estrogen and were found to have adverse effects on human tissues. Drinking just two glasses of soy milk daily for a month can alter a woman’s menstrual cycle.
Numerous studies also reveal that soy products may:
-Cause severe, potentially fatal food allergies
– Contribute to thyroid disorders, especially in women

-Increase the risk of breast cancer in women, brain damage in both men and women, and        abnormalities in babies
– Promote kidney stones

– Weaken the immune system

# 5. Vegetable Oil

Polyunsaturated vegetable oils like corn oil, safflower oil and canola are the worst oils you can eat and use for cooking, as these are rich in unhealthy omega-6 fats. Polyunsaturated oils also tend to become easily oxidized or rancid when exposed to heat from cooking, which results in the formation of trans fat and damaging free radicals.

About the Author:
Dr. Mercola integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.http://www.drmercola.com