You Are What You Eat "What does this really mean? Well when we say you are what you eat we mean, everything you put into your mouth will reflect on your appearance and physical health. How? The choices of food we make have a direct impact on our appearance and how we feel about ourselves. For best results, we have to make good food choices to not only feel better but look our best as well. Here are a few tips on how to do that:
i) Avoid Sugar: too much sugar intake, too much sugar can result to obesity, acne, diabetes etc. The best way to reduce sugar intake would be to replace sugar with more natural and healthier alternatives such as honey.
ii) Avoid Salt too much salt intake or salty foods salt because through it’s a good source of nutrients, if taken in excess it can cause dementia, kidney disease, can raise your blood pressure and cause heart diseases as well. Another important tip is to always have a colorful plate, that is; choose foods with vibrant colors because those foods have the most nutrients in them such as spinach, broccoli, beetroot, carrots, boiled corn/maize to name a few-always make sure you have a balanced diet with more vegetables and fruits and less starch and red meat.
iii) Always Have Breakfast this is the most important meal of the day, so try by all means to make sure you have a healthy breakfast every morning. It is a good way to start your day, with the right amount of energy to boost your body and it helps keep you alert and lively.
v) Avoid Eating Processed Foods processed foods are any sort of food that has undergone further manufacturing and is not in its natural state, for example; flat bread or “chapatti” is a food made from wheat flour which is processed from wheat grain; crisps are also a product of potatoes processed with other ingredients then fried with some condiments.
v) Eat Right & Proportionally - a lot of people think eating a huge amount of food is the only way to get full or satisfied. Now, while that might be true that indeed if you eat a lot of food your stomach will definitely be filled, it is otherwise an unhealthy habit because eating in excess often causes indigestion, heartburn, discomfort and in the long term obesity. So it’s wise to choose the right foods without necessarily having to eat in excess-foods high in fiber such as beans broccoli, carrots, lentils, bananas, and protein such as fish, yoghurt, peanuts, chicken and meat-
these foods keep your stomach filled as well as providing the necessary nutrients- enabling one to stay for some time without having to eat often.