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Healthy Diet/Nutrition

Posted on July 27, 2010 by pmruser

Many people care about their health but sadly many do not.

Exercise, stress avoidance, and rest are essential habits for good health. Another important factor is a healthful diet. Nutrition and eating the right amount of the food groups are important to keeping our body’s strong and functioning properly. The proper nutrition not only fuels our body, it also reduces the risk of chronic illnesses. Proper nutrition also prevents obesity, heart attacks, and even cancer.

A healthy diet is more then eating the right foods

It’s also about how much we eat, the combination of the food groups, the amount of water we drink, and the proper amount of nutrients. It’s also about what food groups to avoid. Processed or fast food should be limited or even eliminated.

Avoid Fad Diets

People tend to try fad diets which may reduce weight, but also starves the body of essential nutrients to obtain proper health. These diets can be dangerous to some people and can cause severe health issues to the liver, heart and other vital organs.

The key to a healthy diet is to eat in moderation

Fresh vegetables, fruit and small portions of fish or chicken are some healthy food groups. Watch your salt intake and substitute herbs and spices, instead of salt and sugar. Eating the right amount of food and the right food groups is essential for good health, a strong body, and to fight off illnesses, and risks of injuries and dangerous medical conditions.