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How You Can Eat to Feel Better

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

 

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Everything you take into your body has an effect on you physically, mentally, and emotionally. And this includes your food. So, here are some ways you can eat to feel better each day.
 
Cut Out Any Intolerances

Celiac disease, lactose intolerance, and severe allergies can make eating a gamble. In the best case, you have an upset stomach. At worst, it could be fatal. Learn your intolerances by seeing how you feel after each meal and what is in it. You can then systematically reduce your intake of anything you know is harming you. The good news is there are always alternatives. For example, you can check out this gluten free recipe for bakery style chocolate chip muffins.
 
Be Careful with Fruit Juices

Fruit juices are good for you in a lot of ways. For example, if you don't get enough vitamin C from orange juice, they can help make up for that. But even though you might think that drinking more is a good idea, it really isn't. You could get a fructose allergy, which causes pain and bloating, like lactose intolerance. Also, most natural fruit juices have a lot of acid in them. Acidic drinks like orange juice are one of the main things that wear away the enamel on your teeth.
 
Eat to Feel Better with Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are essential for feeling well. Drinking small amounts of fruit juice is a good way to supplement some vitamins and minerals. But it isn't a meal replacement. The best way to get the vitamins and minerals you need is to learn to prepare healthy and varied meals. For example, use different colored vegetables in your side dishes. A diet of different meats, fish, grains, pulse, and dairy products almost guarantees you will get all the nutrients you need.
 
Include Enough Protein

Protein deficiency will cause severe health issues in your life. Some of the symptoms include muscle wasting, weakness, and physical swelling in your limbs. While it's unlikely you will develop a true deficiency if you eat enough food, you can still not get enough. And this can cause fatigue, nausea, and sore muscles. Protein is required to build muscles and produce the hormones and enzymes you need to feel well. These include serotonin and dopamine.
 
Never Skip Meals

You might feel that skipping a meal is a good way to control or lose weight. This is a very common misconception. Calorie control is the key to slimming. When you skip meals, such as lunch, you deprive your body of the essential nutrients it needs to get through the day. As a result, you will feel tired at work, lose focus, and find it hard to concentrate. In a nutshell, skipping meals is a guaranteed way to feel awful, irritable, and drained of energy.
 
Summary

Fad diets are dangerous and often aren't backed up by science. And you must eat to feel better physically and mentally. You can identify intolerances, get enough vitamins and eat three meals.





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