Let food be the medicine and medicine be the food – a famous saying said by Hippocrates. This is a much needed quote to follow in today’s world. We all need healthy food to stay fit, and we generally assume that healthy foods are not that tasty. Remember that healthy food can also be tasty if cooked properly, and you should always know the importance of eating healthy food in your daily routines. The main problem with our generation is the processed food, which makes us to leave the traditional and healthy food aside. You should stop adopting western food habits like pizza, burger, french fries, etc, as these foods are not at all suitable for our health condition at all. Some of these foods can cause serious damage to stomach, liver and whole body gradually. We all ignore the fresh fruits and home made traditional dishes by eating unwanted junk all the time.
This doesn’t mean you have to eat plenty of healthy food all the time, and keep yourself full trough out the day. Eating healthy food should also be limited to certain level, as eating too much of food might cause serious health issues sometimes. Doctors usually suggest us to drink a lot of water, as it contains amazing health benefits. So whatever you eat, make sure the quantity is limited, and chewed properly for better digestion.
Importance of Eating Healthy Food: With Taste
Healthy foods need not be tasteless all the time, you can include high protein, rich in taste foods items to your diet for easy consumption. Check out the below guidelines to be replace the bad food habits with good ones.
- Polished rice should be avoided, and must be replaced with half polished rice or brown rice can. These type of rice will have Manganese, Magnesium, B-Complex vitamins and a wholesome lot of fiber contents. which keeps us away from clonal, breast, thyroid, liver and mouth cancer.
- Avoid the intake of white flour and replace it with good quality wheat flour.
- Dry fruits like Almonds, ground nuts can be added into your diet chart in a stipulated quantity.
- Children need calcium for their bone development, so as the adults. Make sure to add good amount of milk products to your diet, so that you can keep your bones strong and avoid osteoporosis bone disorder in future.
- Make sure to add more vegetable food to your diet, and restrict non-vegetarian to not more than 2-3 times a week.
- Salt and oil should be consumed in a very little quantities, and oil can be mixed up with different types of oil (e.g- ricebran and sunflower) for amazing results.
- Avoid using hydrogenated vegetable oil (dalda) completely.
Importance of Eating Healthy Food: Breakfast
As soon as we get up in the early morning, all our body parts will look for energy. Since our body is rested for 8 – 10hrs, it doesn’t get that required amount of energy it needed. Therefore, it is required to take a calorific, healthy food as early as possible in the morning. Many of us might have a habit of taking coffee or tea in the morning hours, which might refresh you for a while. But the sad part is it will kill your hunger and keep you away from food for much time. So, it is always better to have breakfast instead taking tea or coffee, and if you don’t like to have your breakfast, just eat a fresh fruit to support your body. Make sure you never skip your breakfast, as your body will be waiting to get some food for its existence. And if you are health conscious, replace your oily food with oatmeal, cornflakes, bread toast and etc.
Importance of Eating Healthy Food: Lunch and Snacks
Previously, people used to eat only 3 times a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and never touched any other food after that. This practice should be avoided, as it might effect your digestion process in many ways. Many people believe in consuming more quantity of food in the lunch and dinner time, which is not at all a good eating habit to follow. Many surveys, and food researches suggest us to eat less in more quantities. They also suggested to eat the food in a stipulated quantities for every 2-3 hours of gap, which helps us to gain enough energy through out the day. This particular procedure of eating food will keep our body fit, and also doesn’t allow the energy to store in form of fat. Doctors and nutritionists suggest us to eat fruits, sprouts, healthy salads and snacks for every 2-3 hours through out the day.
Importance of Eating Healthy Food: Dinner
Since we work a lot in the morning hours, its better to support our body with enough food (energy). Whereas the night diet should be very limited, as we burn all our calories while sleeping which will be of no use. At the same time, our digestive system and body organs won’t be active for much longer, which might create digestion issues. These days our life style is completely changed with late dinners and immediate sleep. Avoiding these kind of bad practices will keep you fit, and remember to finish your dinner 2hours prior your sleep.
Importance of Eating Healthy Food: Balanced Diet
Eating natural foods like fruits and vegetables can help you to loose weight quickly, and support our body with good immunity power. We should avoid eating junk foods to keep our body safe and toxic free. Some fruits and vegetables have contain anti-oxidants elements, which help improves our body cell growth. Natural foods will also contain high amounts of vitamins, proteins which supply natural energy and power. We should never miss eating the seasonal foods, as well as the normal fruits to gain high immunity power and body growth.
We should also adapt a combined cooking style of vegetables, to improve our body and mind. Many people eat junk food and never maintain a proper diet plan to stay healthy. So always include more amounts of fruits and vegetables in your diet, and keep yourself health and fit.
I hope by now you understood the importance of eating healthy food in a natural way, and include a natural, balanced diet chart to your routine.