Without adequate nutrition, your body is predisposed to disease, infection, burnout, and overall poor performance. The increasing levels of heart disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes in the world today are the effects of a poor diet.
Surprisingly, the reality is that our body depends on digestion. The condition of your skin, nails, body weight, amount of energy, and even your body’s defenses system are directly related to the health of your gastrointestinal tract and, more precisely, the microbiota’s balance.
Microbiota is all microorganisms that live in the intestine. The healthier you will be, the more diverse the microbiota and the more “good” bacteria in the gut. And if you still believe that proper nutrition is smoothies and chicken breast, it’s time to change your habits. Proper nutrition should be balanced and diversified. It should immerse your body with all the essential nutrients.
Here are simple healthy eating habits that will improve your life:
1. Eat a balanced diet
Eat more different foods (meat, fish, poultry, eggs, seafood, dairy and fermented foods, vegetables, beans and legumes, fresh vegetables, whole grains, cereals, nuts, and fresh fruits). Assume that your body requires protein (roughly 30 percent of your diet), fats (5-10 percent), and carbohydrates (approximately 50 to 60 percent) daily.
2. Eating Smaller Portions
Try to eat more regularly, but in smaller portions. At least plan your diet and eat just like that, rather than overeating that will cause you bloating that can lead to a lot of discomforts. Eat 5-6 times a day and do not take long breaks between meals; it will support your intestines’ regular functioning, which will help maintain your digestion, weight, glucose, and insulin levels.
3. Give up fast food
It is worth giving up fast food, and giving up is fast food. Such food often contains many empty calories and nutritional value. Plan your menu, so it’s easier to avoid junk food.
4. Drink more water
You need to drink more water. It promotes healthy cardiovascular well-being and keeps your joints and muscles functioning perfectly, including helping purify toxins from your body—schedule reminders on your smartphone that remind you to drink a small glass of water every hour.
5. Always Eat Breakfast
Breakfast is actually the most important meal of the day that provides you with the energy to keep you going throughout the day. Also, it helps boosts your metabolism, improves concentration, reduces your chance of over-consuming foods later in the day, and helps with weight loss. Try to eat carbs (whole-grain cereal, fresh fruit), protein (yogurt, boiled eggs or cottage cheese)