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The Importance of Health-Conscious Eating. By Ebele Ikezogwo, ThatchRoom.com. 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?

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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


Tools for making healthier food choices

Tools for making healthier food choices


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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