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Why eat healthy



Fast food

Fast Food

  • Fast food nutrition should make up a minimal part of a healthy diet. Fast foods and junk foods are high in fat, sodium and sugar, which can lead to obesity and a range of attendant health problems, including diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Here are the facts about how excessive junk food consumption affects your body.

Why eat healthy

  • Junk food doesn't contain the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. As a result, you may feel chronically fatigued and lack the energy you need to complete daily tasks. The high levels of sugar in junk food puts your metabolism under stress; when you eat refined sugar, your pancreas secretes high amounts of insulin to prevent a dangerous spike in blood sugar levels.

Why eat healthy

  • Because fast food and junk food don't contain adequate amounts of protein and good carbohydrates, your blood sugar levels will drop suddenly after eating, leaving you feeling grumpy, fatigued and craving sugar.

  • Junk Food Contributes to Poor Performance and Obesity

  • Junk Food Can Damage Your Liver and Your Heart

  • Junk Food Can Lead to Diabetes

Why choose healthy

Why Choose Healthy

  • A healthy diet is probably going to cause...

    •you to lose excess weight

    •your blood pressure and cholesterol to go down

    •you will feel better

    •you will look better

    •you will have more energy

    •your cells will be happy

    •your immune system will get stronger

    •you will eliminate most or all of your medications

    •your God given healing process will have the ability to reverse sickness

Why eat healthy

Healthy foods – fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, etc. are all rich in vitamins, minerals, fibres and other essential nutrients which play the key role in human health

Canada s food guide

Canada’s Food Guide

  • http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index-eng.php?cat=4

Healthy eating recommendations

Healthy eating recommendations:

■Eating plenty of vegetables and fruit. Every day, include a dark green (such as broccoli, asparagus and romaine lettuce) and an orange (such as carrots and sweet potato) vegetable.

■Making half of your grain products whole grain (such as brown and wild rice, bulgur, quinoa and oatmeal) each day.

■Serving fish twice a week (such as rainbow trout, salmon and sardines). See Health Canada's advice on limiting exposure to mercury from certain types of fish.

■Including beans, lentils and tofu (meat alternatives) more often in your diet.

■Drinking lower fat milk and milk alternatives such as fortified soy beverages. Be aware that other fortified drinks such as orange juice, rice, almond and potato do not contain the same level of protein found in milk or soy.

Why eat healthy

  • ■Using unsaturated oils such as canola, olive, and soybean as well as non-hydrogenated margarines (Include a small amount - 30 to 45 mL/2 to 3 tbsp a day).

  • ■Taking a Vitamin D supplement if you are over the age of 50. If you are planning on becoming pregnant, take a multivitamin that contains folic acid. Once pregnant, your supplements should also contain iron.

  • ■Adults (18 to 64) and older adults (65+) must get at least 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity per week. Children need moderate to vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day.

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