Staying on a Healthy Diet

183Your diet is anything you eat and it DOES NOT necessarily mean eating something in particular, or not eating certain food items. That is, unless you have decided to follow a particular diet.

Do you think you need to lose weight as soon as possible, perhaps before your best friend’s wedding, your new job, or your graduation ball? It is natural to have the desire to look your absolute best when there is an important event approaching – which is why fad diets are so popular.

However, the thing about weight loss is – the faster you lose it, the easier it will be for you to gain it back. And this is what happens to a majority of people who gain weight through strict diets. And it’s easy to understand why – once you stop taking the diet that helped you lose weight and go back to what you used to eat before, your body will ultimately return back to its original weight.

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Adding Superfoods To Your Diet – Healthy Diet Vital To Good Health And A Sound Mind

183Superfoods That Will Boost Your Mood

Most people know that the key to good health is eating a healthy diet. A diet loaded with vegetables and lean meats is healthy; a diet of junk food is not. However, most people have no idea that there are certain foods that can be labeled ‘superfoods’. Superfoods are loaded with nutrients vital to good health and a sound mind. They are filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and are great foods to eat to help fight off cancer cells.

These superfoods are not only healthy for you, but they taste fantastic. Although not everyone shares the same taste buds, there is enough variety of superfoods to please even the pickiest of eaters. Try to incorporate at least one of these superfoods into your diet each day. Even better, aim for a few. Remember, it doesn’t take an enormous amount of superfood for you to benefit from it: a little often goes a long way.

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What Is a ‘Really’ Healthy Diet?

182A healthy diet is eating a variety of foods. ‘Variety is the spice of life’, as William Cowper wrote in his poem, “The Task”.

Eating healthily arouses the palate. One route to becoming overweight and unhealthy is by eating a particular food group, day after day. That is the quickest way to becoming mineral and vitamin deficient. Without proper nourishment the body malfunctions and complains.

It complains by making you hungry so that you eat more in order to obtain more nutrients. So you eat more of the same and get fatter and heavier.

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Type 2 Diabetes – The Keys to a Healthy Diet

181Nutrition and diet are traditional subjects, yet so many people cannot adequately define healthy eating. It’s more common for people to ask whether or not a particular diet can help with weight loss than it is to ask if it’s conducive to healthy living. While the ideal diet will combine both of these components, it’s ultimately the weight loss factor given more attention. Although this may be because those looking to improve their style of eating are usually doing so with a desire to lose weight: and that’s okay.

It’s not only important to eat healthily to fuel your body with the best nutrients, but also to…

  • maintain or achieve a healthy weight,
  • lower your blood sugar levels, and
  • improve your cardiovascular health.

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What is a Healthy Diet?

11With so much furor about health and fitness going up and about, it’s about time that we understand something about what constitutes a healthy diet. Cause if you look around, there is so much confusion about what is right and what is wrong]. Add to that the fact that there is always some new diet that makes way―water diet, fruits diet, cabbage diet, etc. Do all these qualify as healthy diets? Not really. A healthy diet is, in simple terms, a diet that is well-balanced. A diet that takes from the 5 basic food groups such that all forms of nutrients are provided for the body. In the article that follows, we will look through what comprises a healthy diet, how to plan for one, and certain other tips on the same.

Basic Food Groups
The basics of a healthy diet plan is that it has to have components of the 5 basic food groups as a rule. The 5 food groups include:

Protein
Fruits and vegetables
Milk and dairy
Carbohydrates
Fats and sugar

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