How Healthy or Unhealthy is Your Diet?

We all want to eat healthier—well at least we should want this, especially if we want to live healthier and longer lives.

I think many people find it difficult to eat healthy foods because they think they take a longer time to prepare for meals and it’s more expensive. Well, it is true that eating all organic foods is more expensive than buying pre-made and processed foods—however, what’s the downside?

Eating those processed foods are not good for you. Even if you can’t eat all organic foods, you should still try to eat healthier by adding more fruits and vegetables into your diet, as well as adding more whole grains and getting rid of a diet high in fatty foods and foods high in sugar.

There are also ways to eat healthier by finding some already prepared foods that are healthy.

I found more information about this in the article: 11 Ways to Pick Out Healthy Food.

So let’s start with cereal since many people eat this for breakfast.

According to Keri Gans, RD from American Dietetic Association, you should “buy [cereal] with at least 5 grams of fiber per serving and less than 12 grams of sugar per serving. The only way sugar in cereal is good for you is if it comes from dried fruit, and not in the form of high fructose corn syrup, molasses, or honey.”

When you’re looking for bread, you really want to find bread with no more than 100 calories and 150 milligrams of sodium per slice, and at least 3 grams of fiber (which rules out white bread).

Gans suggests that you look for breads that are “100% whole grains,” rather than “100% whole wheat.”

My husband and I plant a garden in the summer months and love the bountiful veggies we have gotten. However throughout the rest of the year, we still like to have veggies in our diet but don’t have the money to buy fresh veggies all the time. So, we buy frozen veggies and some of the ones we buy are also organic. A few times we bought the ones with sauce but those are not really healthy for you. We decided that if we wanted a cream or cheese sauce we would make our own. Although, we don’t usually make a sauce, we just add flavor with some olive oil and seasoning.

We love eating soup, especially during the Fall and Winter season. Before I got married, I used to buy canned soup, but after I got married, I wanted to try my hand at making homemade soups. I found that they taste better and have less sodium when you control the ingredients that you put into your own soups. There are many recipes online that you can find for tasty soups that are not hard to make.

So, what are some ways that you are eating healthier? We’d love to hear from you. Don’t forget to check out the article I mentioned. It has a lot of great ideas.

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