Eating Healthy by Choice

roytg94
roytg94 Posts: 47 ✭✭✭
edited October 2020 in General Health

Healthy food is important to maintain a Healthy body.

Meat? Carbs? Vegetables? How to cook? Clinical reliability? Exercise? All included; make better decisions.

NOTE FROM ADMIN: This is not an ad/spam. You can follow these links without having to be concerned. Thank you @roytg94 for sharing.



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  • AngelaOston
    AngelaOston Posts: 249 ✭✭✭

    This looks like an ad - not a post.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,602 admin
    edited October 2020

    @AngelaOston It does, but I checked it out & its legitimate. @roytg94 is a legitimate member & the links arent selling any product, just promoting good choices from what I see.

    Thanks for being vigilant and being willing to keep things in check.

  • AngelaOston
    AngelaOston Posts: 249 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for checking. Didnt want to click on it until i knew.

  • AngelaOston
    AngelaOston Posts: 249 ✭✭✭

    Sorry. Looks like good info.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,690 admin
    edited October 2020

    I don't consider chocolate as junk unless you are buying the candy bar type of chocolate. Good quality dark chocolate and raw cacao have their own set of health benefits. Chocolate is high in antioxidants which may help to improve cardiovascular health. This is a link to an abstract of a study talking about the mineral content of chocolate. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27346251/ Surprisingly, chocolate is a relatively good source of fibre; almost 2 grams of fibre per ounce of chocolate. This is a link to an article on the overall health benefits of chocolate. https://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition/diet/chocolate-dark-chocolate-nutrition-facts-health-benefits-caffeine-recipes/

    As with anything, moderation is the key. And, in this case, spending the money to get good quality chocolate.

    I am a chocaholic.

  • JodieDownUnder
    JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,483 admin

    Eating healthy is key to living a long happy, fulfilling life. Basically you are what you eat. I know there are exceptions but a lot of people are unaware that if they put rubbish food down the hatch, there will be repercussions. Nutrition should be a subject taught in school, no question.

    It's taken me a while to get on board with this but my mantra now is to look after myself and my wife and anyone willing to listen. Make healthy choices and workout what's best for you. Cook at home, try not to eat processed food, get informed, do some research, grow your own food or at least some.

    I'm lucky enough to be retired before 60. I figure I've got another 25-30 years left, basically 1/3 of my life yet to be lived. I want to thrive, give back and enjoy. That does not mean going to the Drs all the time for conditions and ailments that I have control over! I've proven to myself recently that a change of attitude means better health outcomes. I have high cholesterol but no blood pressure and healthy arteries. Why? Lost some weight(need to lose some more) eat lots of vegetables, fruit, nuts, legumes, seafood. Cut back on dairy, alcohol and red meat (I'll only eat grass fed/organic when I do) exercise more and much less stress in my life. Occasionally I'll have a break out and not beat myself up. And yes good quality dark chocolate is a necessity !

  • roytg94
    roytg94 Posts: 47 ✭✭✭

    @AngelaOston @LaurieLovesLearning True. I do not profit, and neither do any of the people I know profit in any way from these links. There is certainly a lot of misinformation out there. Please continue to correct any information that I post if you feel it inaccurate or inappropriate for the group. Thanks to you both!

  • Tave
    Tave Posts: 952 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That was a good read. More is involved in what we eat than just calories and protein. We end up eating whatever junk is fed to the animals. How could the GMO feed, pesticides, and herbicides be good for us? And if the animals aren't getting the nutrition they need, we definitely wouldn't get it.