If you are confused about how to eat, you are far from alone. We are a society on ”nutrition” overload. Messages reach us each time we turn on the ten o’ clock news or boot up the computer. Eat eggs, don’t eat eggs, do this, don’t do that-and consumers feel messages conflict and constantly spin a one-eighty every other week. No wonder the public is unsure about what to eat or who to take advice from! With that in mind, here are 5 tips to clear up healthy eating confusion. These tips can help most people improve their overall health status.
5 important and easy tips to clear up healthy eating confusion
Decrease your animal protein consumption
This will decrease your saturated fat intake, keep your calories in line, AND decrease your carbon footprint on our dear planet earth.
Eat more plant-based foods
The upside of this, is simply, more anti-oxidants, more fiber, fewer calories, and less of a carbon footprint on planet earth.
Focus on unprocessed foods as much as possible
The less processed the food, the more nutrient dense the food. When the food is molded, distorted, manipulated, or redesigned, the nutrition composition is most likely altered, and not usually for the better!
Don’t be afraid of bread
Whole grain breads are a rich source of B vitamins, iron, magnesium, zinc, and fiber.
Cast a wide net on the variety of foods you eat
No single food is a magic health bullet. Eating a variety of foods keeps your taste buds happy and also increases the likelihood that you are getting more and varied nutrients into your diet.
Some people should not follow these suggestions due to specific medical concerns. But for most people, this is an excellent start to eating a better quality of diet. If you need to omit food groups or implement special diet therapy, consider consulting with a Registered/Licensed Dietitian to design a food plan that works for your health goals.