Health and nutrition go hand in hand. From the time that we realize the importance of taking good care of our bodies, inside and out, we start paying special attention to what we eat. When we are kids our mothers are the ones that make sure we drink our milk every day and eat plenty of vegetables, salads and fruit to ensure overall growth.
However, when we step into adulthood this ball is in our court. We no longer answer to anyone but ourselves. We can stay up late at night doing nothing other than checking our social network profiles or watching television; we can wake up at odd hours of the day or eat as much junk food as we please, which means not having a healthy meal for weeks at a stretch even. Most adults get out of this phase after their teenage years or once they start working. Then it becomes all about keeping your skin looking good, the body energetic all through the day, having a desirable body and shiny hair. Unfortunately, by then your likes and dislikes about various foods are firmly formed.
There are many of us who have heard of some particular vegetable or food that can help aid a healthy living, but do not eat it because we don’t like it. For example, eating raw beet root is said to increase the hemoglobin count in the blood. It is high in folic acid, potassium, calcium and vitamin A and C. While this result may sound like something we want, the inclination of putting that red raw thing in the mouth is very less.
At these times, it may be best to remind ourselves that we live in a world of abundance in every sense. Just talking a walk through the food section at your nearest mall will reinstate this fact. There are so many products out there in each category that we are mostly confused about what to buy. A majority of us just stick to tried and tested products, and vegetables that we know we like. It’s about time this trend changes. You must try new products and foods, every chance you get. Of course when it comes to products, it has to done after some research.
For instance, let’s assume you are used to a particular product that you buy because the label says it has no cholesterol. It is very likely that the same product is high in fat, as contrary to popular belief the two are unrelated. In such cases, you might want to look for other brands and check their ingredient nutrition specifications and find something that meets your requirements completely.
Today, almost every one of us knows some relative, colleague or friend who is following a diet. Discussing the different diet that we have followed over the years has become a norm in social circles, and with so many diets out there this is one long conversation each time. But everyone strives for a balanced diet, through whatever plan from low-calorie, vegan or micro biotic to high protein. A balanced diet is nothing more than a food plan that takes into account all the factors of your life such as your physique, lifestyle, preferences, feasibility and holistic happiness.
The right person to design a balanced diet is a dietician. These are professionals that have studied nutrition courses at recognized institutes and are now putting their learning into practice. Today dieticians are highly sought after by corporate companies, hotels and resorts, gymnasiums, health clubs, schools and colleges, etc, making this field a good career option for anyone who is interested in nutrition and health, and wants to make a positive difference in other people’s lives.
So to sum up: before embarking on any fancy weight loss diets do pause and ask if it will provide you with required nutrition and keep you safe, healthy and happy!