5 Healthy Eating Habits


The health of your body and mind depends on what you eat. To get a healthy & fit body, you have to change your eating habits. Changing your eating habits can help you to get a healthy and fit body as well as the mind.

Now the question arises - " how to adopt good eating habits?" So, for this, you have to know about your food. As much you search for your food, you can easily change your eating habits. Here, I am going to tell about goods and bads of some food items that can help you to make healthy eating habits.


5 Healthy Eating Habits


1. Carbs are life:

Yes, you heard it right. Carbs are fuel to the body and necessary for the proper functioning of it. Actually, carbohydrates are a compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen and they are vital for providing energy to our body and brain. When we eat carbs, our body turns the as many as needed carbohydrates into glucose for energy and rest is shared as glycogen for reserve.

All carbs are not created equal. There are two types of carbs:
  • Simple carbs
  • Complex carbs

Simple Carbs are not much beneficial for us. They are mostly made up of sugar, which releases too quickly. These carbs digested by our body very quickly and leave us feeling hungry and we eat more. White flour, white pasta, white rice, white sugar etc are included in simple carbs.

Complex carbs, on the other hand, are comprised of starch and fiber and releases gradually. So, provide a steady source of energy. They make us feel full and satisfied and are easily broken down to release their energy. You can find complex carbs in potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, barley, beans, brown rice, lentils, millet, pasta made from brown rice, whole wheat or vegetables etc. Try to eat complex carbs as compared to simple one if you want a healthy body.

2. Sugar is the devil:

It is very difficult to cut sugar from our lives but if we can't do this we can't live a healthy life. I am talking about refined sugar. It is a juice from the sugarcane plant. There are many benefits of sugar cane plant juice if consumed in its raw form. But, Sugar is undergone from the refining process and all the enzymes, fiber, vitamins, and minerals are destroyed in this process. So, sugar has no nutritional value. It is full of calories and fat and not a good choice for our health. 

Refined sugar can become a reason for diseases like enlargement of liver and kidneys, the increase of uric acid in the blood, mental and emotional disorder, dental cavities, weak immune system, and attention deficit disorder. In addition to these, it makes you fat. 

Substitute refined sugar with other alternatives like brown rice syrup, raw sugar, beet sugar, date sugar etc. Do not give up cookies or cakes for the rest of your life. Only substitute natural and healthier alternatives for refined sugar and also use your head regarding the number of sweets you eat. 

3. Give up coffee/ Tea:

If you are like a person - "do not talk to me until I've had my morning coffee." How pitiful it is.
If you are not able to wake up without having a cup of coffee or tea then you are addicted to it. Caffeine has many other side effects on your body like caffeine causes a headache, digestive problem, irritation of the stomach, anxiety, and depression etc. It even affects your skin and makes it rough and dry.

Coffee also increases the weight because it is acidic in nature. Acidic food causes your body to produce fat cells. So, always remembers that coffee means fat. Added sugar and milk makes it even worse for your health. So, replace your coffee with any herbal tea like green tea - It is the best option, its anti-aging and antibacterial properties help you to fight with many diseases such as cancer, allergies and lowering blood pressure. In spite of green tea, you can even drink a glass of water. Water has the capacity to wake you up in the morning.

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4. Eat fruits:

Fruits are very beneficial for our health. Eat fruits as much as possible. But remember that fruits best serves our bodies if eaten alone. When we eat them with other food items, then they can not pass through our body as quickly and starts to rots and ferments in our stomach. This can cause bloating, burping and heartburn.

Best time to eat fruits is in the morning on an empty stomach. Take it your first meal and wait for at least 30 minutes to eat any other food. If you are going to eat fruits after any other diet then keep a gap of two hours between both. 

5. Dairy products:

Dairy products are sources of calcium, protein, magnesium etc. and we all take dairy products from our younger age. But, no one tells us that the products made by dairy make us fat. Other side effects of dairy products are acne, heartburn, headache, and indigestion. In addition, when you consume these products, you are ingesting to the same antibiotic, steroid, and hormones if you eat meat directly. 

It is very hard for a person not to drink milk who is habitual of it from his/her childhood. And, I do not tell you to do so but keep an eye on your milk as well as other dairy products intake. Overeating of these products will make your body a home of many diseases. One glass of milk in a day is enough for an active person. Also, avoid adding sugar in milk because milk already has natural sweetener in it and there is no need to put extra sugar.


5 Healthy Eating Habits

I hope this will help you to know your food. Try to follow these guidelines, You will see the change in your health. Don't try to make these changes all at once. Small is easier to make and follow and by doing so you must get a healthier life.

Question for you - How much do you know about your food? Tell me about your eating habits to stay fit and healthy by commenting below in the comment section. And, If you find this post helpful then give it a thumbs up and also share it with your friends. ❤️️Thank you❤️️ xoxo...



23 comments:

  1. Great post!! I am working on changing my eating habits! I appreciate the tips!

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  2. Perfect timing for this post! Love reading about how to stay healthy or get healthy in the new year! This is one of my resolutions and this has been so helpful! I eat lots of carbs but I do need to also cut down on having tea! I have it every single night!

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  3. I have been gluten free and dairy free for 4 years. However it's very diffucult to cut sugar. Also tea is something I could never give up, so I try to stick to infusions rather than black tea.

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  4. This post is pretty helpful - I am such a snacker, I need to keep it in mind making to make a few healthier changes

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  5. Now I know I need to take in more of complex carbs and not totally no carbs. I don't think I can function without carbs.

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  6. Sugar is the hardest thing for me to cut out. I have such a sweet tooth. I have found that the easiest way to make sure that I eat well is to prep my food and portion it out on sunday so that I don't make any bad decisions on the fly during the week.

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  7. Sugar is my weakness. I don't drink coffee or tea and cut soda out over 10 years ago. My problem is definitely the sugar. We have switched to almond milk to cut down a bit on dairy and I think it has helped my whole family.

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  8. One of my new year's resolutions was to eat more healthily... I'm a real snacker and always crave carbs and sugary foods, although my meals are pretty healthy!

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  9. This is a very helpful list! I know a lot of folks who have a hard time filtering through all the nonsense people push when it comes to being healthy. Well done!

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  10. I love Healthy foods. but in my daily routine in my office mostly I've eat unhealthy foods :(

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  11. Interesting and thorough, for sure! I have to be honest and say I probably won't be cutting coffee out anyday soon - but otherwise, my intention is eating in ways that support my health (physically and mentally - I battled an eating disorder for more than 40 years, in large part, sparked by dieting).

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  12. There is so much information out there about healthy eating but I agree with you on the sugar point. It is so bad for your system :(

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  13. I try not to think of foods as "good" or "bad" but rather as more or less healthy. By trying to keep less-healthy choices (esp processed foods) to a minimum, and maximize my consumption of fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins that I prepare myself, I have done well managing my weight overall.

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  14. How could coffee make you fat? Or milk? Research has actually shown that those things help with weight not causing it! Now with acne, I am trying to figure that out. Maybe I will try some tips for that here. Thanks.

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  15. These are insightful and very informative common sense food tips. I'm lactose sensitive so I always have to be careful about my dairy intake.

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  16. I am serious about my wellness journey and definitely minimized my dairy intake. I also make sure to eat more organic fruits.

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  17. Sugar is always the hardest things to give up for me, but I'm really trying!

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  18. One of my 2019 goal is to change my eating habits. I have already cut down on my coffee intake and eating more fruits.

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  19. This was a awesome post! I have been getting used to eating more healthy, because one I want to feel healthy, two I have IBS (not fun) and three I want to be a mommy! I love your Sugar is the devil comment above lol.. Sweets are sometimes good but so bad for you!!

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  20. Great post, I've been trying to incorporate healthy eating with my children and myself.. a big one for us is sugar.

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  21. I’ve been trying to get my diet back on track so this post came right on time. Thanks for the perspective and tips!

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  22. very good habits man i will change my habits

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