You are what you eat? Everyone has heard this, but have you really thought about it. You’re whole body is made up of things you have either eaten or drank in your lifetime. Kind of weird to think about, but true. The better things you put in your belly, the stronger, healthier and happier you will be. If you have specific questions about your diet you may want to talk to your physician, but there is a wealth of info out there in your local library and on the internet.
So, what are the basics of healthy diet? A great resource for finding out more info can be found by clicking here. It might be a long read for some of you, so here is a quick and easy reference guide for you that’s based on the food pyramids we all learned about in school. Basically, you should balance the amount of food you eat in relation to how much activity you get in a day, choosing to eat foods lower in fat and high in vitamins and minerals. To maintain the same weight, you should eat enough fuel (food) to get you through the day, but not more than you need, or your body will store it as fat. We need some fat, but as we all know, too much can be a real health issue and is believed to lead to the development of many diseases. Finally, you might want to consider taking a multivitamin. Dr’s recommend eating a “rainbow of vegetables” to get your vitamins and minerals, but most of us don’t eat enough of them to get the recommended daily amount. A multivitamin may be a good choice for “covering the gaps” in your eating habits, so your body has all of the necessary goodies to keep you healthy, happy and strong.