- By Charlie Browning
- Published 12/4/2012
It sounds simple, but a healthy life will make us feel better and simply live longer because our body is a complex set of systems that strive for balance – when our body is in balance we feel good and healthy – it’s that simple. Eating the right foods, getting plenty of exercise and having a positive attitude are the cornerstones of a healthy life. Include plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, low fat protein sources, and low carb foods such as whole wheat bread and pasta – make sure you also wash it down with at least a couple of pints of water a day to keep yourself hydrated.
Healthy food is essential. So, what is healthy food? Healthy food is food that has low fat content – unless that fat is poly-unsaturated, mono-unsaturated, or omega 3. These are some of the good fats. Some of the bad fats are trans and saturated fats. These fats raise your LDL cholesterol, which is the bad cholesterol.
Besides that, low sugar content is another plus. Sucrose is the bad kind of sugar. Glucose is the good kind of sugar. Both are sugar, so both are classified as sugar, on the label. For example, raisins that don’t have sugar added still have a lot of sugar, because it’s the good sugar, glucose.
All sound a bit confusing? Well, that’s because it can be! The most important things to remember though is finding a balance in your lifestyle and trying to stick to it. Only a very, very small proportion of people are able to look after themselves as much as they’d like to, but that doesn’t mean that we need to neglect ourselves everyday. Enjoy going for a drink every now and again, tuck into a bacon sandwich at the weekend, but make sure that you are putting in your body what it’s craving for. Remember, you’ve only got one!
About the Author : Charlie Browning is writing about Low carb foods