Healthy food ‘springs’ from newspapers, the Internet, television… You should eat healthy because food is at least half healthy. Everything is great when you are lucky enough to love fruits, vegetables, fish, cooked food, but how can those who are not really fans of desires live and would not want to end up from a heart attack or some malignant disease ?!
There is no universal answer because some experts say that it is not healthy to always give up what you love, because food is a pleasure, and pleasures heal nerves and prolong life.
These two statements – about food as a source of health and about food as a source of pleasure, are contradictory, so some are struggling and others are gaining weight, with the excuse that they fall into a depression on a diet and their hands are shaking.
So, in order to preserve your health, you don’t have to stop eating everything that tastes good to you at once, nor do you have to ‘chew exclusively grass’. It’s hard to know where the theory that healthy food isn’t fine comes from.
Admittedly, if you are fine only fried and sweet, for you this statement is valid, but for most of the so-called. of normal and not so exclusive people healthy food does not have to be synonymous with tasteless.
A little imagination and a change in the way you prepare food can do wonders: you’ve done a lot if you decide to fry and poach a little less, and harmful foods don’t always have to be completely eliminated, but just reduced.
In principle, the rules apply that people who do not suffer from high blood pressure are not obese and do not have high cholesterol and blood sugar does not have to radically turn to meals composed exclusively of healthy food.
The tricky concepts are to set 3-4 days a week in which you eat almost only food that is high on the pyramid of healthy eating (fruits, vegetables, fish, cereals, cooked instead of baked), 2-3 days you can eat less recommended foods ( but in smaller quantities), and Sunday or some other day is convenient to set aside for a little indulgence.
Thus, a healthy person will neither gain weight seriously nor impair his health if he ‘sins’ once a week, and other life habits (sleep, exercise, attitude towards problems) remain within the limits of reasonable and relatively healthy.
You should also know that nutrition advice is not always contradictory, but sometimes we do not read it carefully: in the case of reduction diets, some advice may be acceptable in the short term, ie acceptable for harmless weight loss, while long-term recommendations are significantly different.
If you are not sure if you are eating properly, the simple rule that you should eat as varied as possible (from all food groups) and food of different colors will also serve.
One of the common mistakes is that people often ‘fairly’ eat twice a day, and it’s really not a problem to switch to a five-meal-a-day regimen: the advantage, which seems absurd to some, is that you eat less in more meals.
If you can’t put up with mostly cooked food, roasting can be very tasty from the grill as well: electric grills with trays are available today, which can be used in apartments and for all seasons because they don’t smoke.
The rank of the unhealthy scale reads: breaded and fried in deep oil is the greatest evil, while baking in the oven or stewed provided it is prepared with very little fat, is still less harmful.
If you claim that healthy food is tasteless, you have forgotten herbs: they give the food an irresistible taste, and most of them are used in folk medicine as medicinal plants.
Significant calorie savings, but also a turn to healthy food, you will do if you ‘cut’ butter, margarine, milk spreads, salad dressings and adding cream during cooking or in ready meals – all of the above are allowed only on the day of the week you specify to exaggerate.
Don’t fall for stories about the harmfulness of milk and dairy products – you always have a choice of products with less fat, but complete abstinence from milk is not recommended, especially for children, young people, and pregnant women.
Big food problems are not only caused by food but very often by drinks: a large percentage of fine drinks from stores are full of preservatives, artificial additives, sugar, carbohydrates, excess calories…
Water, especially spring water, is the best drink and should be the basis. Carbonated drinks do not provide any nutritional benefits, and can be the cause of excess weight and a stimulus for many diseases.
The daily habit of drinking coffee in our climate is not only harmful because of caffeine, but can also mean a source of excess calories and cholesterol if you drink more coffee a day with sugar and cream.
If you have decided to make more extensive dietary changes yourself or have been advised by your doctor, do not make sudden changes: the body is likely to interpret drastic changes as a lack of food, so people are often hungry if they change their eating habits abruptly. All changes, even those for the better, should be introduced gradually unless the doctor says otherwise.