Healthy living and healthy eating

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Dr. Purushothaman
September 3, 2013

It is impossible to prove that poor nutrition is mainly responsible for today's overflowing doctor's surgeries and hospitals, for the escalating rates of asthma, obesity, cancer, mental illness, infertility, skin diseases and diabetes. There are always sceptics who would say that nutrition has nothing to do with these illnesses, but the longer they do, the greater the cost to the nation as more and more people live unhappy lives, more and more people take time off work due to ill health, and more and more people are regularly taking some sort of medication to control their pain, breath or lose weight.
A whole generation of young people has grown up eating little other than junk food: Chips, burgers, crisp, chocolates and sweets, with most of their knowledge of nutrition based on television advertisements for highly processed food.

Healthy eating is the answer, not calorie counting, no fad diets, no magic pills, just healthy eating as a way of life. Healthy eating does not mean the occasional portion of spinach or fresh fish. Healthy eating is conquering your former bad eating habits and learning how to cope with real-world challenges. You need to eat right even under stress, and maintain weight loss, and look after your liver, your kidneys by improving your diet, this might sound as much as a mental challenge as a physical one, but so is losing weight. How?
By realizing that that we tend to reach for sugary, fatty and starchy foods for comfort, when proper food choices can actually lessen the impact of stress and the impact of those illnesses on your body.

Dieting is bad for you, healthy eating is a beneficial nutritional approach you can adapt for life. Healthy eating is about eating several portions of fruits and vegetables everyday, as well as making that protein, carbohydrates and good fats like olive oil, nuts and seeds, and that most of your bread is wholemeal and balancing the rest by doing gentle exercises like walking or swimming everyday. Similarly, you will need coping strategies for holidays and special occasions, as well as knowing how to get restaurants to serve you exactly what you know you should be eating.

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