Do you think the modern lifestyle has made us little time to manage our meals and energy level towards a strong and healthy body? I believe the old saying of ‘we are what we eat’ is still relevant today.
Look around us, we can easily find busy people trying to find a balance in their overworked and overstressed lives. What convinces me further is that we often feel confused by the abundance of foods available to us and the random spikes in our blood sugars that caused us crave more for sugar.
That I believe are the contributing factors on why the rate of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and stroke have increased so rapidly in recent decades. Take a closer look, we will notice that most of the common foods available and consumed nowadays are processed with added solid fats, sugars, starches, and sodium. On the other hand, the essential micronutrients that were lost during processing are added or replaced later by the food manufactures—which according to studies, those nutrients are less absorbable when they are in our digestive system.
You may want to know that the foods that provide us with the most convenient ways that entice us to save time and make our lives easier, e.g. fast-food drive-thrus, drinks vending machines, packages, canned foods, etc are usually grain products that lack the bran, germ or endosperm hence provide little nutrition to our body and health.
The question now is what to eat in order to have a healthier body that makes us feel our best with the energy for us to perform our best both mentally and physically? Here are the tips that I believe will be of help:
- Read the product’s ‘Nutrition Fact Label’ to determine whether it is a good food choice. The importance of it has caused stricter nutrition labeling laws been passed around the world.
- Be careful about our food choices by consuming fewer processed foods and is always good to equip ourselves with a basic understanding of nutrition.
- To focus on lifestyle changes instead of following a specific diet. According to medical researchers, lifestyle changes are the ticket to optimal health. It is important to learn that changes made in our lifestyle can help us decrease our risk of illness, increasing our energy level, reducing our medications which ultimately lead to better quality of life and well-being.
I hope the above can provide you with a basic idea on what and how to eat for energy and live more mindfully. Hence, do you agree with me that it makes sense that our health is at risk if we eat foods with poor nutritional value?