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Eating Healthy is Dire to Your Health

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Everyone has their favorite meal, and everyone has their favorite junk food (even if you don’t currently eat it). When I was a kid, I had so much freedom to eat whatever I want, and although I’m tiny, you wouldn’t believe how many times a day I eat. The aforementioned bad habits brought me to where I am today; suffering from IBS and lactose sensitive (an allergy I grew into during college, but never put it together). Even if you are a healthy person, a poor diet can cause things such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and even certain types of cancers.

Although eating your favorite food, junk food or not, makes you feel good and satisfied, it’s not always the best choice. And although going vegan or vegetarian might not work for you, there are healthier diets that everyone can follow to feel better. Even cutting meat out of your diet for a few days a week is already making a difference to your body and to the environment!

According to Medical News Today, “A healthful diet includes a variety of fruits and vegetables of many colors, whole grains and starches, good fats, and lean proteins.” (Medical News Today, 2018). There are many positives to eating vegetables. They’re naturally low in calories and contain many nutrients good for the body’s growth and health. They can even help with protecting against some types of cancer.

In addition to eating vegetables, it is also helpful to the body to stay away from lactose and dairy. At a young age, drinking milk helps the bones grow. But after a certain time, you don’t need it anymore and sometimes people even grow an allergy to it. A healthier (and more cow friendly) form of protein can include oat milk, almond milk, or even coconut milk.

There are many changes you can make to your daily diet that can help in the long run. Eating a healthy diet is more effective with a weekly workout plan to follow as well. Stay healthy!

Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/

https://www.choosemyplate.gov/

https://www.hhs.gov/

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