Don't Be Mislead About Healthy Choices
As consumers, we are constantly bombarded with the latest information on what we should be eating and what we shouldn't. The hard truth is, those who are responsible for marketing food products or promoting the latest fad diet, may not put what's good for our health at the front of the line. This problem is then complicated by the overwhelming reliance on online content from blogs and social media posts. After all, if you graduated a couple of years ago and worked for your own company for a few months then decided to become an industry expert, your blog is probably not the best source of nutritional information.
Sounds complicated? Well it doesn't have to be. All you really need to go by are these four basics:
Sensible Calorie Consumption - If you don't have a reliable source for how many calories you should intake each day, check out an authoritative source, such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention or the American Heart Association.
It's Not on the Box - The healthiest food choices don't come in a box. So if all you're going by is that the food packaging says its healthy, start by eating fresh fruits, vegetables and proteins.
Cook for Yourself - When you prepare your own meals, you control how fresh the food really is, as well as which ingredients and seasonings are being used to satisfy your hunger.
Accept a Little Inconvenience - You may be able to buy it in a ready-to-eat form but processed foods are never as healthy as fresh foods. With most fruits and veggies, a quick wash and they are ready to eat. Plus, meats and eggs can be prepared in minutes, so don't use time as an excuse.
As long as marketing leads the way over the true science of eating and living healthy, you need to keep it REAL. To learn more about preparing and eating real foods that can restore your good health and wellness, contact the Metabolic Research Center for a free, no obligations consultation.
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