The path to a healthy lifestyle isn’t the same for everyone, and most likely it will change over the years. So, it’s important to take stock of what you’re currently doing, and access whether this “plan” is still meeting all of your needs.
Think of healthy eating as a journey, which you are taking to reach better health! Your personal journey may take many twists and turns along the way, but if you remain focused on where you want to end up, you will eventually get there, albeit a slightly different path to what you had originally planned!
As you are traveling down your personal path, take small steps that are right for you, and make them one at a time. Remember, each step is leading you closer your final health goals.
A couple of jokes to lighten up your Friday. Enjoy!!
Diet & Exercise FAQs
Q: I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that’s it. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that’s like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? … Take a nap.
Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable slop.
Did you know that your store cupboard may just be bursting with essential nutrients? Canned foods are packed full with vitamins and minerals, and can be a valuable source of such in your daily diet.
Canned Food UK have produced a great resource, called “Everyday Nutrition,” detailing some of the healthy components contained in these foods. I have listed some of them below for you. Please remember this is by no means an exhaustive list!
So, what nutrients can I expect to find in my store cupboard?
Apparently, tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world, after water. We’re now more experimental with other kinds of tea than ever before. But, is there a difference in health benefits from black, white, green and red (oolong) tea?
Well, all of the above mentioned teas come from the same plant, the Camellia sinenses. The tea leaves undergo a different process, and it is this process which makes one tea vary in taste from another:
If you haven’t already watched the BBC series, The Truth About Food, I recommended it to you! The series investigated 500 volunteers, and exposes the real science behind the food we eat. You can check out their website, Science & Nature: The Truth About Food, for numerous video clips from the series.