It's no secret that our diet plays a vital role in our overall health and our ability to recover from injury and illness. Every year we discover more and more that what we eat can have a dramatic effect on the quality of our lives. Eat Healthy Day was established to remind people of the importance of eating well and being aware of what they eat.
With advancements in health science, we've learned how incorporating certain elements into our diet can improve or potentially harm our overall health for a long and healthy life. Salt has been a staple in many recipes and culinary styles, leading to heart health issues, as diets high in sodium can elevate blood pressure in sodium-sensitive individuals. The food we consume contains the building blocks that enter our bodies, and just like any structure, if we use low-quality materials, we can't expect the building to stand the test of time.
There's a common misconception that healthy food must taste bad, but the truth is, healthy food can be some of the most delicious you'll ever eat. Fresh fruits, spicy lean chicken, crisp flavorful salads, and a myriad of nuts, seeds, and berries await you to take the time to get acquainted with them. As Eat Healthy Day approaches, why not take the time to examine your diet and consider how you eat. Celebrating Eat Healthy Day can be an enjoyable and flavorful experience if you dive into it. Overall, taking some time to consider what you're eating and a bit of portion control is essential. Often, it's not necessarily what we eat, but simply how much of it we consume. Anything out of balance can become an issue, so today, consider how you can make better choices for your health.