When it comes to healthy eating, there is a lot of information on the internet just waiting for you to absorb it. There are some kinds of people who endorse particular diets on the internet and there are other kinds of people who believe that diets are just a façade. Given the contrasting nature of the information that you receive, you have no choice but to wonder which information is correct.
The thing about the internet is that everyone has access to it and everyone can share what they think is right in their opinion. It might work for some but not for others! So, it’s not that they are wrong, it’s the lack of evidence supporting it, which is why you need health and nutrition tips that are backed by evidence and science.
So, let’s dive into it!
1. Limiting Your Sugar Intake
Sugar is added to almost everything that we eat - even the foods that are not technically sweet but still have it. This is why when you increase your sugar intake by consuming sugary drinks, snacks, and candies, the glucose level in your blood increases. Scientists have proved that increased sugar intake can lead to type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Sugar is also harmful to younger children as it can cause tooth decay, and childhood obesity, and can also increase the risk of developing diabetes once they are older.
2. Saying No To Extremely Processed Foods
Processed foods came into the market under the guise of feasibility, to make your cooking easy like a breeze. Even though their claims were legit, they brought with them other problems: increased risks of hypertension, diabetes, as well as obesity. This is because these food items are made in bulk and are loaded with chemical preservatives and high amounts of sodium and sugar. Constant intake of processed foods can damage your heart and your blood glucose level.
3. Getting Quality Sleep
Sleeping is mostly overlooked when it comes to living a healthy life. However, you need to get a good amount of rest and quality sleep so that your body can recover after a long day of work. Studies have shown that a bad sleeping schedule can lead to hormone imbalance, and insulin resistance, and can negatively affect your mental health as well.
This year is all about getting healthy.