Healthy eating is a way of life            

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Healthy eating is a way of life            

Kierra Frazier, Staff Writer

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Healthy eating is one of the best ways to keep you, your body, and your kids happy. Eating healthy is very important and necessary for all ages. Maintaining a healthy weight, getting all the nutrients you need for your body to function correctly, fighting the chances of cancer, and impacting the next generation is one of the most important things you can do. This why everyone around the world should be making better eating choices.

Good eating habits include rich veggies and fruits. Consuming these foods help fight off the chances of getting cancer. Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber; and fiber lowers the risk of:

  • Heart Disease
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure

The less calories in your food and drink diet will help maintain your body weight or lose your body weight.

According to Medical News Today;

“Whole vegetables and fruits are lower in calories than most processed foods. A person looking to lose weight should reduce their calorie intake to no more than what they require each day.”

Healthy eating habits can also impact the up-coming generations. Kids being around adults that eat well, will encourage them to eat healthy and perhaps encourage them to eat out less. Starting with this generation, making better choices will help pass down better eating habits to the younger generations.

Eating-out is one cause of un-healthy habits with eating, according to mensjournal.com.

“Eating at home may also help. In 2018, researchers found that children who regularly had meals with their families ate more vegetables and fewer sugary foods than their peers who ate at home less frequently,” they wrote.

It’s okay to sometimes go out to eat with your friends, family or your significant other. But, it shouldn’t happen so frequently.

“Both fast food and dine-in restaurants serve up more cholesterol and transfat than what you make at home, researchers found. Fast food customers got an average of 3.5 more grams of trans fat a day, while restaurant eaters took in an extra 2.5 grams.

Healthy eating habits are very important when you play sports, because it helps with muscular minerals and vital vitamins. The calcium from the fruits and veggies you eat helps build the strong bones athletes need to have a high sport performance, and prevents fainting and passing out. Athlete need foods that include:

  • protein (found in meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, beans, nuts, and dairy foods)
  • carbohydrates (fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are the best sources)
  • vitamins (as found in fruits and vegetables, for instance) and minerals like calcium (found in dairy products)
  • Lots of water

This is why people around the world should start making healthier food choices, to lower the chances cancer, maintain your body weight, and to encourage the younger generations to make better eating choices.

It’s time you take control of your eating habits and make it better.