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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Keeping Healthy By Eating Well

The body works like a balanced machine, needing fuel and sustenance in order to operate at its maximum level. But like your car, if you put bad fuel into the engine, the car can start to develop problems that results in long-term damage. When you put bad food and beverages into the body, your body must work harder to gain nutrition and if it cannot, it begins to weaken and malfunction. So in order to stay the healthiest that you can, avoid unhealthy lifestyle choices and eat a well-balanced diet to feel and look your best.


When you mother browbeat you into eating your green beans or broccoli, it wasn’t just for her own amusement. It is because mothers and doctors know that eating greens whether they be vegetables, legumes, or leafy vegetables like lettuce or kale, anything green is good for the body. They provide the body with important nutrients like vitamins A, C and E as well as high amounts of zinc and iron. Greens are also generally low in calories so you can eat to your heart’s content. Greens get a bad reputation because people think that they are flavorless or unappealing, but with a little creativity, you can have delicious greens for every meal.

Lean Proteins

Proteins are the building blocks of your body’s nutrition. But it cannot be just any proteins. For example fatty red meats and fried chickens does not beneficial protein make. After exercise, protein helps to rebuild muscles and other parts of the body. In addition, lean proteins like grilled chicken breast, turkey and seafood can help you feel fuller longer so you can ingest fewer calories. Lean proteins also promote cardiovascular health by not filling the blood vessels with fat molecules that can block and cause coronary issues.


The best way to stay healthy in your diet is to introduce as many antioxidant rich foods as possible. Antioxidants work within the body to fight against free radicals. Whether it is because of lifestyle choices, hereditary conditions or diet, free radicals damage and mutate cells causing health issues. In order to combat these pesky free radicals you should eat foods with high amounts of antioxidants. Foods such as beans, blueberries (any fruit ending in berry is actually good) artichokes, apples or russet potatoes have the highest percentages of antioxidants. Luckily they’re all delicious too.

Get Rid of the Bad Stuff

With all this talk of the good stuff you should be eating, it is only fair that this article mentions what you shouldn’t be eating. Fried foods, greasy foods, unrefined sugars, sodas are just a few. These foods only offer a pleasant taste but almost no nutritional value. In addition, they can cause weight gain, bloating as well as skin problems. Too much of these kinds of foods can cause much more serious problems later on such as cardiovascular concerns, obesity and diabetes. There is nothing wrong with them every once in a while, but these foods should in no way be a part of your daily consumption.

By eating well, you’re preserving your body for a healthy life in the long run. It’s extremely important to start this habit early, so as to avoid any health complications later in your life that you’d just blame on the younger, more reckless you. For example, start getting tests early. Screenings by MRI New Orleans professionals, physicals by trusted doctors, and disease tests are a great way to compliment a healthy diet for a healthy life. For answers to more health questions, ask the doctors over at

This post was written by M.G. Bachemin in association with Doctors Imaging.


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