Healthy Eating and Beyond

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Healthy Eating and Beyond

By Thomas Mark Wakefield

University of Phoenix

Abstract
Eating healthy is the first step in helping to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and certain cancers. This article provides information on Eating Healthy, such as eating at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables each day.Fruit such as an apple, pear, banana, orange, or large slice of melon, fresh fruit juice, normal portions of vegetables or salad. Eat protein foods in moderation, meat, fish, nuts, chicken and similar foods that are high in protein. You need protein to keep healthy, but most people eat more protein than needed. Choose lean meat. Fish(such as herring, sardines, mackerel, salmon, kippers, and fresh tuna) is thought of to help protect against heart disease. Don’t eat to much fat. Try not to fry your foods. It is better to grill, bake, poach, barbecue, or boil food. Try not to add unnecessary fat to food. Like low fat spreads, or margarine on bread, use small portions of oil for cooking . Stay away from sugary foods and drinks, these are high in calories and cause weight gain. This is the start to eating healthy and enjoying a long and healthy life.

Does Healthy Eating fit into your hectic life? Many times we can’t find the time to eat on time. This is when we make the choice for fried foods, something quick, easy, and not very healthy. Americans are among the unhealthiest people in the world. According to the Centers for Disease control and Prevention, almost two thirds of Americans, nearly 98 million adults and nearly 7 million children and teens are overweight. The number of Americans that are overweight has tripled in the last twenty years. In addition to the high rates of obesity, Americans suffer higher rates of heart disease and cancer than people in any other country. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in America, at least 60 million Americans experience some sort of heart disease. Cancer is the second highest cause of death in the United States, with the result of more than five hundred thousand deaths per year. In this article I will share information on how you can make a change to Healthy Eating, to not be a part of these statistics, and to set an example for your children and family members to make this change and live a longer and healthier life. Guarino, Mary. "Fitting Healthy Habits into Your Hectic Life." SparkPeople. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Oct. 2012.

<http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_articles.asp?id=186>. The benefits of Healthy Eating
After reading the information in the following article, you will agree with the majority, of the benefits of healthy eating. Healthy eating is an overlooked an ignored necessity that is needed for a better quality of life. There are two main reasons supporting my opinion, the examples of others good and bad, and the credible information that was available for my research on the topic of Healthy Eating.

Everyone has tried to eat a healthier diet and has had success for a few weeks or even a few months, we loose a few pounds and feel a lot better, and we feel like we have succeeded, then we go back to our old habits thinking all will be ok and we will be able to maintain our hard earned figure. After a few weeks we then begin to gain the weight that we lost back and the feeling of success has gone away. Eating healthy is a life change and you need to set yourself up for success. Setting yourself up for success is not as hard as you think. Here is how you set yourself up for success.

Try thinking about planning a diet with a number of small. Manageable steps as opposed to one big major change. You should approach each of the changes gradually and you must be committed , if you can do this you will have a healthy diet before you know it. Simplifying is the first thing that you should start with. It is very important that you...
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