Choosing Foods for Health
Choosing foods for health is something I think most people know how to do, so why do people consistently choose the food they know are not healthy?
Well, there are many reasons we do this, taste is one, the emotions we relate towards certain foods also counts. Seeing people eating whatever they want and still look skinny could also play a role in our decision to eat healthily.
Some of these reasons are why there’s a saying that “You only live once and I’m gonna enjoy it by doing whatever I want”.
It can be a good argument to not eat for health, but I think people are missing some key issues that go with this type of thinking.
Apart from the aesthetics of being slim, there are many more great reasons to make healthy decisions about the food you eat most of the time.
Eating healthy most of the time does so much more for our appearance then you think.
SKIN, HAIR and NAILS - your skin has a better complexion, holds firm, shows fewer wrinkles and aging signs
ORGANS - your organs function as they should, detoxing the body, processing food, fighting diseases, sustain blood sugar levels, etc.
SLEEP - Sleeping is improved with healthy eating, waking up with energy, no puffy eyes or black rings.
RECOVERY FROM SICKNESS - You hardly get sick at all (colds, etc.) and even if you do your body fights it much quicker so instead of being sick for weeks on end, it might only be a few days until your body gets back to normal.
QUALITY OF LIFE - we all age and there’s nothing we can do about that. What we can do though is determine the quality of our lives as we age. Our body is mostly able to fight off a lot of bad eating habits up until our 20’s but as we go through our 30’s, 40’s we start to notice changes to our body’s and that our previous and or current lifestyle habits are causing this to happen. If you’re 40+, you know the changes that I mean.
No need to worry so much at this point because you can still change the outcome. But if you keep on the same track when you get closer to ’50s, 60’s and 70’s things become more difficult to remedy because it now changes into a chronic problem which is not easier reversed or has become irreversible.
Now the question is, how do we want to live?
Live young, die-hard - This is where you do whatever you want to have all the fun you can get and probably get sick by the time you hit your 40’s and then pass before 50 or end up in a chair or a bed for the next 30 years.
Live long with restrictions - This is where you always eat healthily, never drink alcohol, etc. It’s great that you have a good chance of living and being active for a very long time, but I’m sure some would think that this is a very dull way to live or it’s not really living at all because they restrict themselves of letting go and just enjoying the moment once in a while.
A balance of both - I like this one the best, by eating healthy most of the time and on occasion go all out and experience all that life has to offer. Moderation and balance is the key to being able to have it all or in other words having your cake and eating it too.
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All the best to your health.
About Author: Chris Mokdessi
Chris has been in the health and fitness industry for over 10+ years.
In this time he has certified his education and knowledge with a Cert IV in Fitness, Diploma in Fitness, a Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach, CHECK Exercise Coach and Level 1 Precision Nutrition Certification.
He continues to keep up to date with the latest research findings to enhance this clients programs in order to increase their success and finds it his mission to inform the misinformed while trying to the educate those who are seeking the improve their lives by looking good and feeling great with their body’s through good health practices.