Throughout our lives it is important to develop good health habits through exercise and diet. Excess consumption of high fat and sugary foods creates stress to our bodies which leads to unwanted weight gain and the probability of any number of chronic degenerative diseases.
Would you like to know how to acquire and maintain a balance of your physical, immunologic and mental health aspects?
A lifestyle incorporating good eating habits and daily physical exercise will help you achieve your perfect weight and can play a big part in avoiding future illnesses.
Achieving optimum health requires a diet rich in nutrients and high in dietary fiber These are two important parts in helping create a foundation for good eating habits.
Avoiding prolonged fasting and consuming a variation of quality meals low in fats and sugars will help you to maintain your energy level throughout the day.
A comprehensive food plan containing the following elements will build your foundation towards good health:
Complete diet: Consuming all the essential nutrients of the various food groups.
Portion controls: Eating amounts according to your needs.
Food safety: Using proper care and hygiene when handling food.
Variety: Ingest food from all groups. (Cereals, proteins, dairy, healthy fats, vegetables, fruits, legumes and seeds).
Balanced diet: Consume proportional amounts of healthy fats, proteins and carbohydrates for your body type.
Benefits to increasing fiber and green vegetables in our diet.
The consumption of fiber and leafy greens creates positive results by helping to regulate the intestinal system. Fibrous foods are a great source of antioxidants and significantly reduce the buildup of cholesterol in our bodies.
Fiber: Fruits and vegetables with peels and skins on, legumes and whole grains such as oats, flaxseed, bran, etc.
Green Vegetables: Broccoli, celery, spinach, watercress, beans, parsley, etc.
Importance of physical activity.
By doing physical activity throughout our day, we increase the energy expenditure of our body, strengthen our joints, muscles and bones, helping to prevent high impact injuries.
Don't forget to exercise at least 45 – 1 hour per day!