Healthy Eating Information
Good health is one of those things that if you have it, you don't think about it, and if you don't, it becomes the focus of your life.
Someone once observed that we spend much of our lives trying to get wealth at the expense of being healthy, and then, in our later years, we have to spend that wealth on trying to get back our health.
Our healthcare systems often tend to focus on disease and poor health and treating symptoms of the same, but with less emphasis on disease prevention and wellness. However, you can take the reins of your own health by making some lifestyle choices that promote vitality.
Here is some useful healthy eating information to get you started on a wellness lifestyle.
Breaking it down
There are six nutrition categories that you need to consider when looking at healthy eating information. Each of these categories has a unique and important role to play in your total health.
In addition, I would add a category for Fiber, an important component of every healthy diet.
Variety is key in healthy eating information.
Keep in mind that, as mentioned above, it is important that you eat a variety of foods so that it is more likely that all of these nutrition categories will be represented. If you eat the same foods day in and day out, you may be deficient in one or more of the essential nutrients.
It is also important to remember that one nutrition category is not more necessary than another, since they all work together to keep you healthy.
Now it's up to you.
Take time to educate yourself. Find out about the food supply so that you know which of the foods you eat promote wellness and which hinder your ability to be healthy. For specific information on the healthy eating topic of your choice, click the links on the right of this page, starting with "The Basics."
If you have been eating mostly fast food, junk food and processed food, don't despair. It's possible to retrain your palate to appreciate the wonderful flavors and textures of real, whole foods.
I hope this healthy eating information will help with your pursuit of a vibrant and healthy lifestyle.