We all know that we’re meant to eat healthy foods on a regular basis. Yet, the majority of us fail to do so. We eat unhealthy meals containing a wealth of fat and other nasties that are no good for our bodies. Instead of consuming healthy snacks in between meals, we go for a candy bar or a bag of chips – and that just isn’t good enough!
In this article you’re going to be educated on some basic facts about healthy eating. Learning the facts about healthy eating, may motivate you to make a change to your diet.
One fact about healthy eating that has always scared me is that the majority of us aren’t getting out 5 fruit and vegetables a day! If you’re not getting enough fruit and veg on a daily basis, you may develop serious health complications later on in life.
If you’re not consuming your 5 fruit and vegetables a day, then you need to start doing so, before it’s too late. If you find it hard to eat that much fruit and veg a day, then here are some tips to help you get your recommended daily allowance…
* I’m assuming you love spaghetti bolognaise, who doesn’t right? Well did you know that you can chop up some vegetables into your bolognaise sauce? You’ll barely know they’re there either!
* Drink plenty of fruit juices. It doesn’t matter what fruit juice, it’s all down to your personal preference. But drinking one glass of juice a day will provide you with one of your five a day!
* The majority of people don’t count potatoes towards their five a day, for some bizarre reason. Potatoes are vegetables too, you know? You can use potatoes with nearly every meal, so it’s a great way to reach your five a day. You can find thousands of healthy recipes online that contain one or two portions of your five a day, so a search engine is a great place to start if you’re struggling to think of healthy recipes.
Another fact that is quite scary is that 95% of us are consuming far too many processed foods on a daily basis.
These are foods that contain added salt, sugar and nasty chemicals. These foods are everywhere, but they’re more common in ‘TV Dinners’ and other microwaved foods.