Ah, the art form that is Healthy Eating. For generations, man has struggled to eat healthy, or at least try to, whenever their wives were around. Let’s face it, some people have a knack for being healthy and eating healthy, while most don’t. As much as I’d like to say “oh, that’s cool too”, it isn’t. Eating healthy is immensely important, it means providing your body with the nutrients it needs in order to go about performing daily tasks, and grow nice and strong.
You don’t have to go on insane crash diets, pay for overpriced salads, or wreck yourselves in the gym. No, all you need to remember is that having a colorful plate, in the fruit and vegetable variety that is, is really good for you. I can’t begin to grasp the power that fruits and vegetables have. Meat would have to be the most toxic part of our dietary needs. Though protein is important, we can get a better protein fix from fish that is just as delicious. Don’t ever skip meals, most importantly breakfast. Less sodium, always. And fiber, fiber, fiber! This sound diet, coupled with lots of water and regular exercise, is the best gift you can give yourself. Now then, shall we proceed to 10 stimulating facts about eating healthy? Yes? Okay.
Fact 1: Our favorite thing to do is now backed by science! According to studies, people who laugh a lot are much, much healthier than those who don’t. Laughing lowers the levels of stress hormones, as well as strengthens our immune system. Those 6 year olds have it good; they laugh an average of 300 times a day, whilst the adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day. Don’t be a downer.
Fact 2: During the average life span, you’ll be able to consume about 60,000 pounds of food; that’s roughly the weight of about 6 elephant!
Fact 3: Food packaging has labels and markings on them for a reason. Food that doesn’t expire hold up well for longer periods of time because they contain unnatural preservatives, additives, as well as chemicals that deteriorate your body. Yikes!
Fact 4: As we all know, all those fizzy drinks are bad for us. Soda, as well as other sweet drinks contain a helluva lot of sugar, becoming high in calories and lack the healthy nutrients we need. About a can of soda contains a small bag of sugar, roughly 15 spoonful of sugar! So, loading up and making it a habit to drink water, 100% juice, or fat-free milk is advised.
Fact 5: When Buddha set out to live a life of solitude, meditation, and Nirvana, he used to live a vegan life style and survived off roots, fruits, and berries found in the deep jungles of India.
Fact 6: Soy milk, a tried and true health staple, contains nutrients and hormones that not only help you bulk up and stay healthy, but the estrogen in the soy is known to help breasts grow larger!
Fact 7: About 5 to 7 cups of green tea everyday can help you shed those pounds in a matter of two weeks! The all-natural brew aids in giving you a faster metabolism, and helps eliminate and flush out all those toxins and fat.
Fact 8: The colors of fruits and vegetables provide different benefits: Red provides Lycopene, for a warm blush and great complexion, Yellow and Orange for eye sight and vitality, Purple and Black for longevity and anti-oxidants, and Green for fiber.
Fact 9: Cucumbers, a favorite in the list of healthy snacks option, is comprised of 95% water. Watermelons constitute to about 92%.
Fact 10: Lemon, Cayenne pepper, and water is the formula to a master cleanse all liquid diet that’s set to help you shed those pounds. Beyonce took it and lost 10 pounds just in time for the 2015 MET Gala.
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