Health Sus­tain­ing Health

Weight con­trol starts with a balanced and healthy diet.

Southasia - - Contents - By Nida Hus­sain

“Life is what you make out of it.” This phrase, though used with sheer re­dun­dancy, has al­ways been ap­pli­ca­ble to those search­ing for the true na­ture of their joie de vivre. The true en­joy­ment of life is dis­cov­er­ing one’s true self and work­ing dili­gently for its ful­fil­ment. In­ter­est­ingly, peo­ple in one way or an­other strive to main­tain the di­ver­si­fied com­po­nents of their lives. Whether it is in the sense of spir­i­tu­al­ity or the poignancy of thoughts and acts, the pu­rity of health en­com­passes all th­ese fac­tors. Fig­u­ra­tively, if health is a lock, balanced diet is the key. A balanced diet is one that for­ti­fies your im­mune sys­tem, mak­ing it less

vul­ner­a­ble to disease. Due to rig­or­ous daily rou­tines that keep many peo­ple pre­oc­cu­pied, most peo­ple rarely take no­tice of the things they eat and drink. It is in­deed per­ti­nent to keep track of the virtues and vices of the ed­i­bles on our ta­ble and learn how they af­fect us.

To be­gin with, it is im­por­tant to com­pre­hend how ad­e­quate nutri­tion nu af­fects our lives. To re­main in good shape, we need to take great pains. The food we con­sume must mus have the nu­tri­ents that our body de­pends de upon. Th­ese nu­tri­ents are vi­ta­mins, vit min­er­als, protein com­plexes, com­plexe etc. Their func­tion is to guard our ou in­ter­nal sys­tem, boost our im­mune im­mun sys­tem, lower health risks and de­velop d body sub­stance. As ac­tor Robert Urich once said, “A healthy out­side o starts from the in­side.” If mal­nu­tri- ma tion or un­whole­some­ness oc­curs oc in any part of the body it could pri­mar- p ily be due to a di­etary dis­or­der. dis­ord For­tu­nately, it can be cured ex­clu­sively excl through diet correction.

Due D to the h ac­tive i life­style lif that we bring into play ev­ery day, we are of­ten ig­no­rant of what we eat and how we eat it. Most peo­ple are not aware of the dis­ad­van­tages of eat­ing dis­or­ders, oth­ers choose to ig­nore it be­cause it doesn’t in­ter­est them. In re­al­ity, the fore­most im­pe­tus is the will of a per­son to en­sure their whole­some­ness. The ba­sics of any diet are quite sim­ple to de­ter­mine: 1. How much al­co­hol and cigarettes do you con­sume?

2. How much of fruits, veg­eta­bles and whole un­pro­cessed grains are a daily part of your meals? 3. How do you ex­er­cise and how much do you do it? Is your weight un­der con­trol? 4. Is your blood pres­sure nor­mal and do you face ex­ces­sive stress in your daily ac­tiv­i­ties? Do you man­age this stress, well or not?

Not sur­pris­ingly, very few peo­ple are con­scious of th­ese guide­lines and re­al­ize that a healthy life­style should be a pri­or­ity. The sim­ple act of switch­ing your habits and rou­tine to a health­ier al­ter­nate will save you from the mis­ery of med­i­cal bills and also from last­ing dam­age. Adding some fruits, veg­eta­bles and sup­ple­ments can boost your im­mu­nity sig­nif­i­cantly.

To con­trol their weight, most peo­ple pre­fer to turn to vig­or­ous di­et­ing, which should not be done with­out proper knowl­edge of your body and its re­quire­ments. Break­fast should be a po­tent af­fair and must in­clude a de­cent quan­tity of car­bo­hy­drates, pro­teins, es­sen­tial oils, vi­ta­mins and di­etary fiber. Ce­re­als or oat­meal with fresh fruits and honey or a veg­etable omelet and a milk­shake is a fea­si­ble op­tion. You can also re­duce the amounts of un­healthy fats in your lunch and din­ner. Fur­ther­more, din­ner should be the light­est meal of the day. Dur­ing the rest of the day, snack­ing on fruits and raw veg­eta­bles is health­ier than con­sum­ing oily, pro­cessed food. Fruit juices are also an alternative.

To main­tain a healthy life­style, in ad­di­tion to fruits and veg­eta­bles, it is im­per­a­tive that sup­ple­ments fea­ture promi­nently in your diet plan. While some peo­ple rely on med­i­cal al­ter­na­tives such as pills and tablets, you can get the high­est amount of vi­ta­min A from sweet potato, vi­ta­min K and B com­pounds from poul­try, fish and ce­re­als, vi­ta­min D from sun­light and vi­ta­min C from or­anges or cit­rus fruits, leav­ing hardly any rea­son to ven­ture into a vi­ta­min store in the mall.

For those still re­quir­ing clear di­rec­tion, ex­pert diet spe­cial­ists for Gen­eral Mo­tors in­tro­duced a fea­si­ble diet plan for the com­pany’s em­ploy­ees. If you aim to take max­i­mum con­trol of your health, this seems eco­nom­i­cal.

Eat­ing nat­u­ral, or­ganic sub­stances like whole grain prod­ucts, veg­eta­bles and fruits is es­sen­tial, even for those who might not be di­et­ing. How­ever, while care­ful di­et­ing may yield no­tice­able re­sults, it is ad­vis­able to com­ple­ment your eat­ing habits with reg­u­lar ex­er­cise. If you really want to in­voke a sus­tain­able change in your eat­ing habits and be con­fi­dent about how you look, there is no bet­ter time to in­tro­duce a life­style change.

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