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49 Wholesome Facts about Healthy Eating

Would you like to feel great, have more energy, improve your health, and boost your mood? If you do, then healthy eating is your answer!

A healthy nutritious diet can boost your immune system and help fight off virus and disease. Eating a healthy diet is not about severe restrictions, depriving yourself of the foods you love, or staying unrealistically thin. It’s about the importance of your overall dietary pattern. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be overly complicated: here’s 49 interesting facts about healthy eating.

  1. A healthy diet should be all about replacing processed food with real food whenever possible.
  2. Eating food the way nature made it can make a huge difference to the way you think, look, and feel.
  3. We all need a balance of protein, fat, carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins, and minerals in our diets to sustain a healthy body.
  4. You need to select the healthiest options from each category of food, rather than eliminate certain categories of food from your diet.
  5. Protein gives you the energy to get up and keep going, supporting your mood and cognitive function.

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  1. However, too much protein can be harmful to people with kidney disease.
  2. As we age, many of us need more high-quality protein.
  3. While bad fats can ruin your diet and increase your risk of certain diseases, good fats protect your brain and heart.
  4. Healthy fats such as omega-3 are vital to your physical and emotional health.
  5. Including more healthy fat in your diet can help improve your mood and boost your well-being.
  1. Eating foods high in dietary fibre like grains, fruit, vegetables, nuts, and beans can help you stay regular and lower your risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
  2. Lack of calcium leads to osteoporosis, contributes to anxiety, depression, and sleep difficulties.
  3. It’s vital to include calcium-rich foods in your diet, limit those that deplete calcium.
  4. To help calcium do its job, get enough magnesium and vitamins D and K.
  5. Carbohydrates, one of your body’s main sources of energy come from complex, unrefined carbs like vegetables, whole grains, fruit rather than sugars and refined carbs.

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  1. You can prevent rapid spikes in blood sugar, fluctuations in mood and energy, and a build-up of fat, especially around your waistline by cutting back on white bread, pastries, starches, and sugar.
  2. When switching to a healthy diet you don’t have to be perfect, you don’t have to completely eliminate foods you enjoy, and you don’t have to change everything all at once.
  3. Keeping your goals modest can help you achieve more in the long term without feeling deprived or overwhelmed by a major diet overhaul.
  4. Think of planning a healthy diet as several small, manageable steps, like adding a salad to your diet once a day.
  5. To set yourself up for a successful healthy diet, keep things simple.

Healthy Eating Facts

  1. Instead of being overly concerned with counting calories, think of your diet in terms of colour, variety, and freshness.
  2. Avoid packaged and processed foods and include more fresh ingredients whenever possible.
  3. Take charge of what you’re eating and better monitor exactly what goes into your food by cooking more meals at home.
  4. When cutting back on unhealthy foods in your diet, it’s important to replace them with healthy alternatives.
  5. For a healthy diet switch fried chicken for grilled salmon, switch animal fats for refined carbohydrates.

Facts on Healthy Food

  1. Read the labels, because it’s important to be aware of what’s in your food.
  2. The healthier the food you eat, the better you’ll feel after a meal.
  3. The more junk food you eat, the more likely you are to feel uncomfortable, nauseous, or drained of energy.
  4. Drink plenty of water. Water helps flush our systems of excess products and toxins.
  5. It’s common to mistake thirst for hunger, so staying well hydrated will also help you make healthier food choices.

Fun Healthy Eating Facts

  1. Moderation is important to any healthy diet, so eat only as much food as your body needs.
  2. Eating bacon for breakfast once a week, for example, could be considered moderation if you follow it with a healthy lunch and dinner.
  3. Try not to think of certain foods as “off-limits.”
  4. Reduce portion sizes of unhealthy foods and don’t eat them as often.
  5. Think smaller portions.

Amazing Facts about Healthy Eating

  1. Take your time, eat slowly, and stop eating before you feel full.
  2. Eat with others, eating alone in front of the TV or computer, often leads to mindless overeating.
  3. It’s more challenging to eat in moderation if you have unhealthy snacks and treats, so limit snack foods in the home.
  4. Control emotional eating.
  5. Stop turning to food to relieve stress or cope with unpleasant emotions such as sadness, loneliness, or boredom.

Nutrition Facts Healthy Eating

  1. Eating healthy can radically reduce your chances of developing heart disease and cancer.
  2. A good diet can improve all aspects of life, from brain function to physical performance.
  3. There is no doubt that a healthy diet will help you perform better if you participate in exercise or sports.
  4. While calorie counting isn’t always necessary, total calorie intake still plays a key role in weight control and health.
  5. If you put in more calories than you burn, you will store them as new muscle or body fat.

Interesting Healthy Eating Facts

  1. If you consume fewer calories than you burn every day, you will lose weight.
  2. You should aim to consume whole foods at least 80-90% of the time.
  3. The term “whole foods” generally describes natural, unprocessed foods containing only one ingredient.
  4. Whole foods have fewer calories and more nutrients per serving than processed foods.

Many processed foods have little nutritional value and are often referred to as “empty” calories linked to obesity and other diseases if eaten in large amounts

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