Healthy Eating – The Base of Health
Like everyone who is conscious about her/his health, I too have long undertaken the journey through the twists and turns of roads towards health. During this journey, I always read and contemplate, and finally I have come to the conclusion that to eat the right way is one of the most important and surefire way to achieve health.
Our Body is Attentive to What We Eat
When we drop something in the sac called stomach, our body concentrates its attention on what we have sent to it, like children in a household run eagerly to an adult entering the house with lots of bags in her/his hands to see what the bags contain. Our body gets disappointed when we put in some junk which has no nutrition, just like the children get disappointed to find that the bags contain nothing of their interest. And just like these children who develop an irritation inside them upon not getting things they want, our body too remains irritated and unsatisfied upon not getting the right nutrition. We (and others) don’t understand why we are so irritated, but the reason is simple – not getting the right nutrition on which the body can work to create our blood, muscles, bones and new cells to replace dead cells. What it gets is a mass of fats which it sends for storing and sits idle because of not getting any work to do and remains displeased!
What is the Solution?
Solution is simple – healthy eating! If you give something nutritious to your body which it can break and create lots of things useful for our health – like new cells, blood, bones and muscles – it will be happy!
What is Healthy Eating?
Healthy eating is eating nutritious. Find out some foods (or rather superfoods) and include them in your daily diet so that your body can work upon them and create something useful of them – useful to you. Here are some such superfoods and how our body can convert them into things extremely useful for our health:
Beetroot: Beetroot is full of nitrates which are converted into nitric oxide by our body – a compound that reduces high blood pressure. Beetroot juice has also been found to improve exercise performance. Beetroot juice also increases blood flow to certain areas of brain and improves dementia.
Blueberries: Blueberries are rich in vitamins K and C, manganese, other antioxidants and fiber. By eating blueberries regularly, your body can effectively combat high blood pressure and atherosclerosis. There are also evidences, though not very significant, that blueberries can also help body fight cancer.
Broccoli: Our dear old broccoli has been reinvented from the health perceptive and has been found to reduce high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and fight cancer. Broccoli is a rich source of folate and vitamins A, C and K, and fiber, calcium, beta-carotene and many more antioxidants.
Garlic: Our well-known spice garlic is a storehouse of manganese, vitamins B6 and C, selenium, allicin and many other antioxidants. Garlic has been proven to fight against cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, cholesterol (bad) and some cancers.
Fish: If you are a fish-lover, you have good news that fish are superfoods! Especially oily fish, like mackerel, salmon and sardines help fight diseases like prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementia and age-related vision loss. Fish are rich in proteins, some B vitamins, vitamin D, selenium and most importantly omega-3 fatty acids – a good fat.
Can’t you live without junk food? No problem, eat it. But add these superfoods too to your diet from today and get wonderstruck with some remarkable improvements in your health.
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