Anyone who knows me will be quick to tell you I‘m big on healthy eating, and I’ve been that way most all of my life. Welcome to our Healthy Food page! You’ll find there is plenty of basic information on this page relating to whole foods, and the many page links to pages of interest below.
Even if you’re already committed to a healthy diet, you’ll still find useful information here.
Are you getting the basics right? There are many reasons getting the basics right is so important if you wish to succeed with your healthy diet and lifestyle approach. A healthy diet is not that hard to adopt and maintain, but you need to get the foundation right first, just like building a house. Everybody knows a house build on a poor foundation will never last, with the first big strom it’s gone.
Your body is nourished and protected by your diet, especially when you consume a whole foods diet. Many valuable nutrients found in food support good health and shield your body from illness.
A poor diet and supplements cannot and never will replace the effects of nutritious whole foods.
Let’s look at the most important categories of essential elements that our bodies require through diet and nutrition:
Just like it takes time to achieve anything worthwhile in your life, there are no exceptions. It takes time and patience to integrate healthy ways of eating and living into your daily life, but you’ll find they lay the foundation for good health and wellbeing. For example, learn to drink a glass of water when you get up each morning, make it an “automatic habit”, like brushing your teeth before bedtime. I hope you do.
When you get into your car, for example, you always fasten your seat belt as soon as you get inside. You give little thought to what you’re doing, or even why you’re doing it. It’s automatic, you just DO IT. Your brain loves routines because they save it time and energy. When you automate everyday tasks, you release mental capability that can apply to other tasks. You become both healthy and efficient when you learn to automate healthy ways of eating and living. Like drinking water, or eating more vegetables, or getting up from your desk and going for a walk.
The thing with eating well and staying well takes time, commitment and persistence. Bur it is SO worth it when it all comes together. This FIRST step is about awareness of WHAT you are eating. The second step we’ll get into now is about your body, allowing it time to adjust.
Many people want to make healthy changes when they are unwell or sick. The fact is that many people become impatient and want to go from feeling bad to good quickly. In fact, literally days or weeks, even if they have been unwell for many years. When you learn to take your health more seriously and make the changes that enable your body to repair and heal itself, it may produce additional symptoms. Technology is making us impatient, according to research.
A survey suggests says that in our society of immediacy, our patience runs out within seconds. Literally…seconds.
For example, if you are on a weight loss program, your body will need to adjust to the lowered levels of insulin, cholesterol and blood pressure. You should experience some weight reduction as well, and for some this can be dramatic, for others it will be minimal.
With all these changes occurring in your body, there will almost certainly be emotional and psychological changes as well, so allow yourself time to adjust to these changes. Over time, as your healthy eating habits become more regular and your health improves, you’ll find it harder to slip back into old ways.
Click on Healthy Eating and read a comprehensive page that can teach you the best ways to eat and living healthy. There are the several links you can click to direct you to different pages containing plenty of useful information. Links also include pages about your best food choices, shopping on budget, best supplements, the best lifestyle changes to make and more.
I’ve taken up a new interest, SEO, and been studying health and diet SEO related terms. You may like to know a few SEO facts regarding the online search query for the term “healthy food”. SEO, of course, means Search Engine Optimisation, that boring analytical stuff that many would rather avoid.
The search term “healthy foods and diet” returned a Google result of 178 million results, a sign of many people using the internet to search for healthy food and diet information. Interestingly, you’ll find almost 40 million google results for the query “healthy food and diet SEO”, a sign of many people competing for better online rankings.
This makes me think people are looking where to eat healthy food (healthy food near me) rather than to prepare healthy food (healthy food recipes). But the cool thing is there are over five thousand searches per month in America for healthy Mc Donald’s food choices. And that’s nice to know that it’s not all about Coke and fries at the golden arches for some.
Here is a list if you want to access any of the Healthy Food (nutrition)categories. You can also scroll down further and access these same categories, and find articles further down below this page.