It is pretty sad that we live in a time where children and many adults don’t know the difference between real food and processed food. But what is really sad, is that many adults don’t really care what they eat or what their children eat. I know that sounds harsh and it is. I mean I know people really want to be healthy and live longer but it is so much easier to just grab the processed food. In the US we seem to eat just to eat, rather than eat as a way of nourishing our bodies.
I know for me, and my sugar addiction I would buy simply eat what looked good and what on sale. I really didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about what are healthy foods to eat. But now I know that health and the lack of good health are directly related to the food I eat. We really are what we eat.
For example, a diet full of fake food and highly processed food is linked to obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t want any of these.
So What are the Healthy Food To Eat?
Figuring what is healthy and not healthy is actually pretty simple. Really they fall into two categories. Real Food or Fake Food. Here is how to decipher the difference.
Real Food doesn’t come in a box and it doesn’t have a UPC code. Real food normally has 1 ingredient or ingredients that are clearly other foods. For example, if you read the label of salted butter. The ingredient will simply say cream and salt. You can’t get any simpler than that. Real food also grows from trees or vines or perhaps they come from the earth. These are the healthy foods to eat.
When choosing fruits and veggies it is a good idea to choose organic and a lot of the produce in the supermarket are genetically modified or a full of chemicals. This is not good for you.
When you eat dairy products, try to stick with cheese. And when you choose eggs to go for the free range eggs. And when choosing meats choose meats from animals who were raised eating grass rather than corn.
I know it is confusing what to eat in order to be healthy. But once you start learning it gets much easier. The important thing is to simply begin by eating less processed foods. If something has ingredients that you can’t pronounce, it probably isn’t healthy.
Another thing to consider is whether or not the food would spoil if left out for a time. If you place a piece of fruit out it would eventually spoil. However, if you set out a twinkie or a cookie, it would take a long time for it to spoil. So it probably isn’t very healthy.