Food is your body's fuel, giving it energy to think, breathe, run, jump, do work, and everything else that you do in a day. But not all food is created equally when it comes to properly fueling your body to run in peak condition. The modern diet involves a lot of processed foods, often with lots of added fats and sugars, that are having a big impact on human health. Yet, it can be challenging to eat properly, especially knowing what kinds of foods to target to include in your daily diet. Here are three things foods that you should focus on that will help you eat a more whole and healthy diet.
The first food to focus on to help you eat a more whole and healthy diet is whole grains. When you think of grains, you probably don’t immediately think of healthy foods. But processed, bleached, grains are stripped of the portions of the grain that contain important nutrients, fiber, and proteins. Eating whole grains rather than processed cereals and breads can help introduce your body to the proper levels of fiber and provide a healthy and stable carbohydrate source to fuel your body throughout the day.
Fruits and Vegetables
The next foods to think about to help you eat a more whole and healthy diet is fruits and vegetables. This is a wide category, yes, but because so many people don’t include a fruit or vegetable in at least one meal per day. You should be eating fresh fruits and veggies every day, and preferably with every meal. Fruits and vegetables are incredible sources of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to perform all its functions daily. But fruits and veggies can even do more for your health. Fibrous fruits are great for your teeth by stimulating saliva production. Try to eat fruits and veggies with every meal.
Fresh Meat and Fish
The final foods to think of when trying to eat a more whole and healthy diet is consuming fresh meat and fish. It can be tempting to buy frozen or pre-prepared meat and fish from the grocery store. It is just so much easier to heat up a frozen chicken finger than grilling a chicken breast. But there are so many benefits to eating fresh meat and fish in your diet instead of resulting in processed and frozen meats.
Eating a whole, healthy diet is something that could make all of us a little healthier. So why, then, do so many people eat so poorly? Try and focus on these three types of foods to start eating a more whole and healthy diet that will make you better, stronger, and healthier.
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