A healthy life, or what is the same, the healthy life is found in more and more homes. Having healthy habits can prevent disease and improve the quality of life. More than a healthy life, we should talk about a healthy lifestyle that includes food, physical exercise, health prevention, work, and social activity. In this specific case, we will focus on the diet that you should take for a healthy lifestyle.
Diet for a healthy life
The interest in caring for food grows every day, so choose a balanced diet that provides you with the nutrients you need, and put aside miracle diets that only achieve a rebound effect, therefore, a danger to health.
eat less meat
The consumption we make of meat in Spain is well above what is recommended. Exceeding the consumption of meat, especially red meat can lead us to suffer from the disease. Change meat from habitual food to occasional food.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a maximum of 5g of salt, and 80% of Spaniards exceed that maximum, being very far from a healthy life. The sodium needed by the human body is easily ingested from foods without added salt, so excess added to food is completely unnecessary. Not to mention the diseases it can cause such as cardiovascular or cerebrovascular.
Include legumes and whole grains in your diet
It is advisable to include legumes in your diet twice a week since they are a very important food group nutritionally, they are high in protein and carbohydrates. They are ideal for people who suffer from diabetes and for those who are carrying out a weight-loss diet. On the other hand, it is also recommended to change pasta, rice, and white bread for whole wheat pasta, rice, and bread, which thanks to its soluble fiber helps control blood glucose, lowers cholesterol levels and prevents cancer. colon among many other benefits.
5 fruits a day
A healthy life is inconceivable without fruits and vegetables. Eat 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables a day in their freshest form. Always try to eat them with the skin on and of course not replace their intake with juices. Although fruit and juice indeed have the same calories, when crushing the fruit to turn it into juice, the fiber of the fruit breaks down, causing the sugars they contain (fructose) to pass very quickly into the bloodstream, causing hyperglycemia and, as a consequence, a greater accumulation of fat. So, to avoid spikes in blood sugar and, therefore, avoid the accumulation of fat by our body, the ideal is to eat whole pieces of fruit whenever possible.
Try to drink between 2 and 2.5 L of water a day (if you practice sports and we are in hot weather, drink 3L of water a day); avoid drinking sugary drinks that the only thing gives you are sugars that can lead you to gain weight; And of course, avoid alcohol, as well as not quenching your thirst, it is toxic to your health, so, even if it costs you, try to change your weekend beers for bottles of water.
We know that all these indications are not easy to include in your daily life suddenly, do it little by little, and you will see how you will notice an improvement in your health and your day to day. It goes without saying that to lead a completely healthy life, you should add to these tips about 30 minutes of exercise a day.
And you, do you dare to start with a healthy life?