Eating Towards A Healthy Life

Dr. Purushothaman
January 20, 2014


It is becoming increasingly difficult maintain a healthy lifestyle in this day and age. With demanding jobs, long traffic jams and no time to prepare our own meals, it is not always possible to ensure good eating and living habits. As a result more and more people are falling prey to diseases like obesity, malnutrition, and type two diabetes to name a few. In order to remain thin people resort to unhealthy measures like crash diets and extreme physical activity this causes more harm than good. At the end of the day, it's our health that takes a toll.
If we want to lead a comfortable, active and disease free life we have to make an effort to take care of our health. Activities like regular alcohol consumption, smoking and poor diets should be traded for healthy zero calorie beverages, physical exercise and a well balanced meal. A sedentary lifestyle is one of the prime causes of obesity. We should try to incorporate little bouts of physical activities in our daily schedule. We should opt for taking the stairs instead of the elevator, taking a short walk after lunch and playing at least one sport over the weekend. The same care needs to be taken when it comes to food. Most of our food choices are filled with calories and unhealthy fat. Junk food like burgers, chips and frankies are a bad option because they not only make us fat but also lethargic and irritable. They slow down blood circulation in the body and put an extra load on the digestive system making us feel drowsy and less productive. We often don't realize the number of unnecessary calories our favorite snack has and how badly it affects our well being. For this reason we must always check the labels of packaged and processed food to see the amount of calories a serving of it contains so that we can make an informed choice. We should pick healthy food like salads, fresh juice, lean meat and leafy vegetables over unhealthy food like food cooked in ghee, deep fried food items and carbonated beverages.
It is difficult to cut out all are favorite junk food for the sake of good health however it is has detrimental causes if we don't. Major food companies are now observing the growing concern for health and have come out with healthier versions of our favorite snacks and drinks. Diet Pepsi is a good example of a carbonated beverage that is healthy and yet tasty. We can incorporate healthier ways into home cooking as well by using olive oil to prepare meals and sugar substitutes for sweet dishes. Good sugar substitutes like Hexagons Kal-tame are made from sucrose which is derived from sugar and so is a good natural substitute. They have zero calories and a smart alternative to sugar. They are just as sweet only much healthier. If we start to incorporate these small changes it won't be difficult for us to lead a healthy lifestyle even with a hectic schedule.
About the Author
The author is worried about the increasing health problem in the country. According to him poor diets, unhealthy lifestyles and irregular sleeping patterns are some of the reasons more and more people are falling prey to such problems. Through his articles he wants to inform people about the right supplements by which one can stay fit and healthy. For more information on this project, visit:

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