The role of healthy nutrition
Eating healthy food is extremely beneficial for humans. It assists in providing better health, and extends the longevity.
Sadly, the majority of people seem to be ignorant of this, regardless of whether they haven’t been taught how to eat healthily, or they don’t care. There are several myths that can get in people’s way of establishing healthy habits related to eating.
Healthy food is not tasty
This is a big mistake. There is a variety of healthy foods available on the market – if you decide to incorporate more fruit in your diet, you have at your disposal a diversity of exotic fruits to spice up your nutrition.
Some people have got used to white bread, and can barely imagine quitting it. Substituting white bread for whole grain bread may seem tough to some, but it is something definitely worth doing. Whole grain bread contains actual bits of cereals, which makes it tastier and definitively miles healthier.
Sometimes, there is that little something that we feel is missing in our life – just a bit more energy, a more stable health or immunity. Those are things that you might provide yourself with by making amendments in your nourishment, provided you escape the prejudices and myths about healthy eating. The processed food of today does make preparation of food quicker, but since it is often poor in a variety of healthy nutrients and high in additives, it can make us sluggish and more fragile, believe it or not.
You need radical changes
Another myth related to healthy eating. The key to successful amendments to our eating plan is being patient and taking things step by step. Hardly anyone can make a sudden U-turn in their diet and keep the changes. What you can do is make small, strategic changes. For example, if you are used to having a not-so-healthy dinner, take some salad with it, and keep doing that every time. After a while it will be easier for you to change the sizes – order more salad and less of the not-so-healthy dish. Hopefully, you end up with your plate being filled with salad, and the unhealthy food would be just an addition on the plate. Gradual approach is the key.
Low calorie is what you look for
This is one dangerous myth! For example, you have a fruit that has a certain amount of calories, and a cup of fruit yoghurt with the same calorie count. It may seem to some that they are the same and that you just have to reach out for the one you think is ‘tastier’, but it is a big mistake. The fruit got its calories from the natural sugar and nutrients it contains. On the other hand, the yoghurt most likely contains artificial sugar and/or sweetener which provided the calories, and now you see what we are talking about.