We all know that healthy eating is the first step in staying healthy. In fact it is the primary illness prevention activity w can have. At the same time we all know that certain types of food are unhealthy for us. And yet eating healthy food can sometimes be a problem.
Time is a major factor that affects whether we eat healthy food that has been cooked in such a way that the nutritious elements are kept. Availability is also another one. Cooking recipes also play an important part. Many people reason that there must be truth in the statement that healthy food is boring food.
Then along comes that other aspect of eating that affects nine out of ten people. Dieting.
If you are on a diet or have been trying to eat better, you might have had problems trying to get all the healthy food that you know you should be eating into your diet. For the most part, many of the common dishes and meals that are eaten don’t use large quantities of fresh and natural foods in them. Besides eating a salad before a meal, what are some other options to consider.
If you are going to get more than a few servings a day of fruits and vegetables, you are going to have to plan for it as it won’t happen by accident. Processed foods, which have lost much of their healthy food ingredients are easily available – fresh food that is unadulterated by any type of manipulation, is very hard to find. You have to go out of your way to get the right food into your diet.
One of the easiest ways of eating this type of food is to simply blend it. There are a wide variety of blended fruit and vegetable drink recipes that you can follow. Take all those items that you know you should be eating that really don’t go well with other things and make a shake. One common one is what’s called a green drink. This has apples, bananas, with some leafy greens. You can also mix fruit and vegetables with something like whey powder to make interesting combinations. Drink this in the morning to get the good food in your early on in your day.
Another way of doing this is to plan fresh foods as your snacks. Fruits sometimes don’t keep as well during the day as do vegetables. Have a few bags worth of fresh food made up that you can take with you to work or out during your day. Snack on these to get them into your diet.