Healthy living is on the minds of many people desiring a better quality of life. For some that are so busy with their lives, it seems they simply do not have enough time to establish and maintain a healthy living system.
For some, it may seem baffling when all that is really necessary to have a healthy lifestyle is a simple routine of: A. Eating properly B. Drinking fresh water and C. Getting proper exercise. We will get more into this as we go.
First, let’s take a look at why you would want to “make the change” to “health food.” This will help you decide for yourself what is best to do and how you might go about establishing your “healthy living” plan.
Foods which have been processed, such as boxed, manufactured, heat processed etc… provide fewer nutrients to the living body which requires natural food just like your car requires fuel or any other substance designed to operate it efficiently. Our bodies are similar when it comes to needing a good source of energy! This means fresh nutrients from fresh foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. Now if that doesn’t sound very exciting, well, I have some good news about that. We will get to that in just a moment.
Right now your body can by conditions that you may not even be aware of. Some examples are sluggishness, frequently feeling tired and, in general, maybe you just don’t feel well. Doesn’t mean it’s anything serious, but it is smart to look out for your health in advance to prevent anything serious. Illness and disease can strike anyone at any time. So what can we do about that? We can build up our bodies and immune systems as well as help others do the same by educating, sharing useful resources and venturing out into the wonderful new world of “health food.” Here is a helpful list of good benefits to help you make the change to “health food.”
Some Benefits of Health Food
- loss of body fat
- Stronger heart
- Longer life span
- Lower total cholesterol
- Higher HDL cholesterol
- Lower LDL cholesterol
- Improved memory
- Higher energy levels
- Improved sleep
- More stamina
- Improved appearance
- Decreased occurrence of illness
- Softer skin
- Improved digestion
- Delayed menopause
- Less acne
- Increased ability to fight infections
- Decreased risk of heart disease
- Decreased risk of cancer
- Fewer visits to doctors
- Less severe PMS
- Decreased risk and occurrence of prostate trouble
- Shorter duration of illness if you do get sick
- Enhanced athletic performance
- Better performance in the workplace
Wow, just reading this list is enough to encourage anyone to make the change to “health food.” Healthy food can be organic, frozen and especially good eaten fresh! Meats are OK to eat, if that’s what you choose. For some, meat can provide protein as with cheese, nuts and even avocados! The way you choose to establish your healthy lifestyle is completely up to you. Venturing out into the land of variety is something you and your whole family can do. Make it a fun experience, try out different foods, see what appeals to you and your family’s tastes. Knowing that in “health food” there is actually more variety than in junk food. Spices are a great way to add additional flavor to your food. Consider growing your own! Herbs add wonderful flavor as well as health benefits. From apples, oranges, bananas and beyond, check out the good stuff. Variety is readily available!