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Food Habits that affect your health
Posted by UHC Staffing on January 19, 2023

Food Habits that affect your Health 

We All know healthy is the backbone of a healthy body , but do we realize that some of the foods that put into our bodies do more harm than good? lets a few things that we might be doing wrong while eating on the go.

 

1. Eating Too Much Processed Foods. Processed foods are typically high in unhealthy fats, sodium, and refined carbohydrates and can contribute to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and other health conditions.

2. Eating Too Much Sugar. Too much sugar can lead to obesity, diabetes, and a variety of other health problems.

3. Eating Too Much Salt. Too much salt increases the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular diseases.

4. Eating Too Much Animal Protein. Animal proteins, such as red meat, eggs, and cheese, contain saturated fat, which can increase the risk of heart disease.

5. Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables. Eating enough fruits and vegetables is important for a balanced diet and to get important phytochemicals and vitamins.

6. Not Eating Enough Dietary Fiber. Fiber helps to reduce the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

7. Not Staying Hydrated. Drinking enough water is important for the body to function properly, and dehydration can lead to fatigue, confusion and other health conditions.

 

What can you do instead

 

1. Eating a Balanced Diet: Eating a balanced diet is one of the most important health habits to incorporate into your lifestyle. Eating a variety of healthy foods such as lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds helps provide your body with all the essential nutrients it needs to sustain energy, regulate hormones and support overall health.

2. Reducing Sugar Intake: One of the most common dietary habits that affects health is a high sugar intake. Consuming large amounts of refined sugars can increase weight gain, risk of chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease and can affect mental health.

3. Getting Enough Sleep: Getting enough sleep is crucial for our mental and physical health. Proper sleep helps reduce stress, regulate hormones, and affects our emotions. Aim for at least 7-8 hours each night for optimal health.

4. Increasing Physical Activity: Increasing physical activity helps reduce the risk of chronic diseases,promote healthy sleep patterns and even reduce stress. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity and build up to more rigorous activities depending on individual fitness levels.

5. Cutting Back on Processed Foods: Highly processed foods tend to be low in nutritional value and high in sugar, sodium and unhealthy fats. Eating enough fruits and vegetables, lean meats and whole grains instead of processed foods can improve blood sugar levels, help maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases.

United Health Care Staffing also has recommended rules and guidelines in regard to food habits. Employees are encouraged to abide by healthy diet and lifestyle guidelines in order to maintain a healthy environment in their workplace. Employees are cheered to bring their own healthy lunches and snacks to work. Salads, fruits, nuts, energy bars, and yogurts are all good options for a meal or snack. We recommend food products meet the United Health Care Staffing dietary guidelines, which include limited use of processed foods and eating more fresh, whole foods. Healthy eating habits lead to healthy lifestyles and thereby a better quality of living. 

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