One of the biggest reasons that diets and attempts at healthy eating fail is boredom. Many folks just do not know how to keep a healthy diet interesting day after day, and it can be quite a challenge.
Given the huge variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meats and other healthy foods at the local grocery store, however, it is definitely possible to create exciting, nutritious meals that will keep that boredom at bay.
However, it is important to check the nutritional qualities of the fruits and vegetables you buy, and not simply assume that all fruits and vegetables are equally healthy.
As far as what to eat, buying anything at the grocery from the following list is a straight path to better health. These foods include:
• Fruits like bananas, berries and apples • Whole grains including bread and pasta • Low-fat dairy including milk and yogurt • Chicken, turkey and fish • Vegetables like spinach, squash and tomatoes • Natural peanut butter • Beans and legumes • Almonds and other nuts
Foods to avoid
Refined foods are big industry, and draw a gigantic profit. When industries are accustomed to bringing in big profits, they do what any industry would do: protect those profits at all costs. In addition, these profits bring power, and information can be put forth, covered over, or otherwise manipulated to protect that power.
Most people know which foods they should stay away from. The obvious ones include desserts, high-fat meals, candy, fast food and fried food. In fact, most people will feel a big difference simply by staying away from these kinds of foods. The not-so-obvious ones include:
• Pasta • Fat-free foods • Most frozen meals • Processed meats like fake cold cuts • Soda and juices • Creamy meals
Your biggest weapon in the battle to eat right is common sense. Use it!