Live a Long, Healthy Life With These Basic Food Rules

Live a Long, Healthy Life With These Basic Food Rules

We truly are what we eat, so follow these basic food rules for a long and healthy life. 

If you knew what makes a basic ideal diet, you would have an ability many seek: control over your own health. Most people don’t know what makes an ideal diet because there are many big corporations that are trying to blur nutrition and make it confusing to make their profit. It also isn’t common knowledge, but with a bit of research (like this blog), you’ll know what foods to eat, and which ones to avoid to live a long, healthy life.

  1. Avoid Sugars for Breakfast
    There’s a lot of evidence showing breakfast isn’t necessary, but it also won’t hurt you. Many people make waffles, cereal, toast, Pop Tarts, and other bready foods for breakfast. These goods are almost purely carbohydrates which, while necessary, are very good at being stored in your body as fat. You want to eat protein for breakfast–eggs, sausage, lentils, broccoli are all good sources of protein which tell your body to start burning energy.
  2. Go for Green
    When it comes to nutrition, vegetables hold the key. They’re like the elixir of healthy living. They contain things like antioxidants, protein, fiber, vitamins, Omega-3s, and pretty much everything you need, while avoiding things you don’t need: like saturated fats and an overabundance of carbs.
  3. Don’t Overdo the Protein
    Contrary to popular belief, you can, in fact, eat too much protein. Protein-rich foods include meat, fish, eggs, beans, nuts, seeds, and more. Everything in moderation.

Eating healthy is a large part of the battle against obesity and other illnesses which plague many Americans. Take control of your own health by eating the right foods and eating in moderation–and don’t forget to exercise! Contact SeniorChoices NW to schedule an appointment to review your coverage and find the plan that’s right for you.


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