“What you eat is what you are.”
Who hasn’t heard of the popular saying before?
Sooner or later, your health becomes a reflection of this.
It’s better to get this aspect of your life taken care of before it’s too late.
This way you can take control of your health before it takes control of you.
One of the wonders of changing your habits when it comes to health is that once practicing a healthy diet and lifestyle in general, it’s hard to revert to the old habits – but for whatever reason, it’s not emphasized often enough.
People often talk about living a healthy lifestyle as if it is a chore or task, but in reality we know that it’s about creating habits and these become self-regulating when put in place and practiced regularly.
We’re here to set you on the path to a healthier lifestyle and were taking it one step at a time.
Without further ado, here are the 3 pillars of healthy eating
- Fruits – a juicy and sweet vitamin bomb
Trace elements, minerals, and vitamins; a checkmark to all.
And the best part?
They are sweet, yet don’t contain the unhealthy type of sugars found in processed foods that you’ve learned to steer clear of.
In additional, you can eat them at any point during a typical day, acting as a compact healthy snack!
But stay aware and stay away from those which have been tainted with preservatives of various sorts and stick to the organically-grown ones only, this way you can’t go wrong.
Don’t go thinking that you need to eat them fresh every single time.
For example, it’s hard to carry lots of fruits when you decide to embark on a long trip; it can go bad faster than you’d like.
The solution? Dry fruit.
They can easily be carried in a backpack (or even your back pocket) and tends to stay edible for a long period of time.
- Vegetables – your go-to source for vitamins, enzymes, and minerals
Apart from this, most of them are also rich in proteins, which is something that’s very important for the bodybuilders and sportsmen among you.
Unlike most fruit, vegetables are usually served cooked, steamed, or baked and still taste good, which opens up tons of interesting new (and healthy) menu choices for you to indulge in.
But nothing beats eating vegetables in their purest form – raw.
So try a salad and experiment with different types of raw vegetables.
Or even a trying switching it up and making a veg sandwich.
- Seeds and nuts – all the essential nutrients you can carry in your pocket
Remember when we mentioned the qualities of dry fruit and how they are one of the best snacks to take with you on a long trip’s or hike’s ?
Now meet another contender that’s just as qualified to take its spot.
Seeds and nuts.
Did you know that it’s also a fantastic source of unsaturated fatty acids?
The minerals found in them also help balance your body’s alkalinity and acidity.
Finally, if you feel like your immune system needs a boost, seeds and nuts are the way to go.
With that being said, don’t fret if you indulge in some unhealthy food every now and then.
As long as you keep it within reason, your health isn’t likely to suffer as a result.
In the end, make sure to keep it balanced; as long as healthy foods constitute the majority of what you eat, you’re bound to be in a good shape.