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Healthy Diet Is Vital For Good Health


A Healthy Diet of Balanced Nutrition:

People often confuse "dieting" with nutrition.  Your body needs to have nutrients replaced, whether through foods being eaten or supplements.  Do you remember what you learned in elementary school about the four major food groups?  As an adult, eating a healthy diet of balanced meals from these groups still applies.  It is important to remove the "junk food" from your diet and stick with a healthy diet.  If you do not like certain things such as fruits or vegetables, be sure you are taking a supplement to get the nutrients you need.  Another consideration is if you are a vegetarian.  Meat contains minerals and vitamins such as iron and B-12 so you should consider taking a supplement if you are not eating any meat.

Healthy Diet Need Not Be Tasteless

Eating bland foods is boring, unsatisfying, and if that is what your healthy diet consists of, more than likely, you will be off it shortly after you start.  If you enjoy good tasting food, some sauces and spices can enhance your food while not adding calories to your meal.  The next time you grill meat, consider using one of these:

" Reduced-salt Soy Sauce
" Mustard
" Salsa
" Worcestershire Sauce
" Vinegar (this comes in wonderful flavors)
" Teriyaki Sauce
" Tomato Sauce
" Hot Sauce

Supplement Your Nutrition

While some supplements and vitamins on the market are not worth buying and some, such as Ephedrine, have been proven dangerous, other sources are healthy.  Most important, you need to understand what it is you are taking, and strictly follow dosage just as you would medication that has been prescribed.  If you are unsure, check with your physician, a nutritionist, or a reputable health food store.  Many supplements that are good for overall health include grape seed extract, Glucosamine, aloe vera, and Selenium.  Vitamins to consider would include Vitamin E, Vitamin C, B-12, Iron, Magnesium, and Calcium.

Eat Less Later in the Day

Everyone knows, whether they want to admit it or not, reducing calories will help you to lose weight.  However, just as you should reduce the calorie intake, you need to know when to eat.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and the one meal that should not be missed.  Lunch should be healthy but a little less than you ate for breakfast.  As you approach dinner, eat healthy but light.  Avoid after dinner snacks or eating before bed!

Water The Wonder Drug

Water is excellent for the body and good health.  Water helps flush out toxins and other unwanted things lingering in the body.  Water also replenishes fluids that help lubricate the internal body, keeps you hydrated, reduces hunger, which helps with weight loss, and helps to make skin look smooth and young.  If you are not used to drinking water, it may seem hard at first, but very quickly, you will enjoy the clean, refreshed way it makes you feel.  At a minimum, you should drink 64-ounces a day and more if you can.

A Healthy Diet is vital for good health.

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