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The importance of health conscious eating

The Importance of Health-Conscious Eating

By Ebele Ikezogwo, ThatchRoom.com


Overview
Overview

  • What is health conscious eating?

    • It is not dieting, it is a way of life

    • Making food choices for health benefits

  • Why is it important?

    • Do you have dreams? Goals? Ambitions? Health first, everything else follows.

    • How many want to be wealthy? Health is “wealth”

  • Tools for making healthier food choices

    • What to look for in a label

    • Should you count calories? Or eat a balanced diet?

    • Why cheaper is not always better, the farmer or the doctor?

    • Sweet can be healthy!


Health conscious eating
Health-Conscious Eating…

…is not:

… but it is:

Making the healthiest choice given the available alternatives, the time constraints and the money constraints

Knowing how to make those choices

Developing the discipline to make it a way of life

  • A diet

  • Counting calories

  • Weighing a certain number

  • Looking like a movie star or a supermodel or the prom queen at school


Why is it important
Why is it important?

  • Garbage in, Garbage Out

  • Good health allows you to achieve your true potential

  • Good health helps you look your best

  • Good health is more valuable than money

  • Almost every health condition can be affected or managed by food



Health consciousness starts with
Health consciousness starts with…

  • …Consciousness!

    • That means:

      • Knowing what you are eating

      • Eating timely meals

      • Establishing balance

      • Making trade-offs


Labels
Labels

  • Some Good Stuff

    • Omega 3

    • B Vitamins

    • The Antioxidants (vitamin A, C & E)

    • High Fiber

    • Calcium

    • Mono-unsaturated fats

  • Some Bad Stuff

    • Any words you can’t pronounce

    • Words that are a combination of letters and numbers e.g. E255

    • HFCS

    • Saturated Fats

    • Coloring & Preservatives


Here s the easy way out
Here’s the easy way out…

Traditional Nigerian foods prepared in the right way already contain important nutrients in the right quantities for a healthy functioning body.

  • Keep an eye on portions

  • Always balance your meals

  • Increase the nutrient profile whenever possible

    • For example sprinkling nuts or flaxseeds on corn pap.


In conclusion
In Conclusion…

Health Consciousness =

Your maximum Potential!


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