Have you ever noticed people walking down the street who just look like they are radiating healthiness? Well, if you want to become a healthy person, you will find that it is easier than you ever could’ve imagined. While many people get sidetracked looking for that one thing they have to do to get healthy, the key is in making a few small changes to your life. You will find that as all of these little changes add up, it will lead to a big transformation – one in which you will become a healthy person! One of the biggest keys to becoming a healthy person is to make sure that you are eating a balanced diet.
Many nutritionists and health experts recommend that you should eat between five to thirteen servings of fruits and vegetables a day. This is because eating the proper amount of fruit and vegetables has been linked to preventing diseases such as cancer and heart disease. So dust off your fruits basket and start eating some delicious fruit salad. Additionally, eating fruit is a great source of important nutrients. While many people when they are watching what they eat are primarily concerned with how food will affect their weight, it is vital that you consider how what you eat impacts your overall health.
Fruit is loaded with fiber and a number of vitamins and minerals that help your body maintain important functions. It is also an important source of energy for your body. Additionally, fruit tends to be low in calories and are a staple in a healthy person’s diet. So start stocking up your fruit baskets. Of course, many people are skeptical about how they are going to incorporate between 5 and 13 servings of fruits and vegetables into their day. They often ask, “Do you think I am some kind of fruitcake lady!”
However, it is extremely easy to eat the proper amount of fruit a day. It is highly recommended that you drink fruit juices regularly. Also fruit makes an excellent snack. Whether it’s an orange or a guava, remember what your parents used to always say, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away!” Besides eating fruit as they are, you will find that you are able to concoct a number of fruit dishes. It doesn’t matter if you are eating fresh fruit or tinned fruit, juiced fruit or dried fruit, the most important thing is that you are eating fruit regularly in your day. Remember, that fruit is often used as ingredients to many other types of food products.
Whether its jam created from fruit preserves, a fruit smoothie, a fruit cake, fruit of the loom (just kidding), or oils made from olive fruit, you will find that it is so easy to reach the recommended five to thirteen servings of fruit a day. Also, nutritionists highly recommend that you incorporate as many different types of fruit into your diet as you can. By varying the different types of fruit you eat, you will find that you will enjoy the taste better and also give your body different types of vitamins it requires. Be daring and try a different type of fruit a week. Heck, you can even start trying to figure out a different fruit of the month. You will find that your tastebuds and your body will thank you.