Do you really want to improve your health? Why, eat healthier of course, especially as you begin to age. The evidence is clear that there’s really no better way to stay healthy and fit is to eat more and better healthy foods, and it’s relatively easy to do so. That increasing numbers of people are aware of this fact is heartening, though people believing they can counteract all the bad food they eat by doing 2 minutes on a treadmill isn’t.
What many people miss is the fact that any excess calories we take in that aren’t burned within a 24-hour period are converted to fat and stored away in the body in certain places. Think about how many calories a single cheeseburger can contain. You could be looking at over half the daily calories needed for the day in just one. That’s why it’s a good idea to get the Cuisinart food processor out and start using, along with doing a little exercise.
Unfortunately, we’ve managed to convince ourselves that we don’t have enough time in the day to do even a little bit of exercise, so busy have our lives become. But we can do ourselves a world of good by trying to find a few minutes a day — spread throughout the day — for a little fitness. Plus, we can boost our immune system by adding in fruits and vegetables to our diets on a regular basis. Fitness and diet can take us a long way, it seems.
Let’s look at the above in plain English: Cut out the cheeseburgers (an occasional one is fine) and add in a few tasty alternatives such as blueberries and cantaloupe, for example. Studies have shown the incredible effects those berries can have on our immune response, for one, which means we’ll be better able to fight off many disease processes. This isn’t a big secret, either, as fitness pros have been preaching it for years.
Also, there is a world of food out there that can contribute to our overall health that may not even be a fruit or vegetable. For example, the Agaricus Brazil mushroom, added to any salad or some other dish that is appropriate for mushrooms to be added to can do wonders for balancing out our personal dietary intake. We don’t have to be a slave to fast food, and something like that extremely tasty mushroom can help.
Once one begins to take the time to add up the many benefits of eating a predominantly healthy diet (a good banana split every once in a while won’t kill you) it quickly becomes clear that doing so can potentially adds quality years to any life. Not doing so could actually contribute to fewer quality years, so start today by pushing away that second helping of cheesy fries (and cut them out, eventually). Our bodies will be pleased to no end.
Now; line up that food processor and go out and find the foods that are healthier and good-tasting and combine the two together for a winning, and life-altering, combination. At minimum, our immune response will improve, which means our ability to fight off many diseases also improves. This is especially important as we begin to age, and we can — in fact — recover lost youth (relatively) even into our 70s and beyond. It’s all up to us, it seems.