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Do Americans Know What Nutrition Is?

Jul 23, 2008
The state of your health depends largely on your lifestyle and the food that you eat. If you do not eat well, your body will not be able to function perfectly and you can easily become sick.

According to studies, more than 50% of the people in the United States do not eat a balanced diet. It's not that Americans do not know what nutrition is, it's that most Americans choose junk food and processed foods because they are cheaper and more convenient than healthy food.

In other words, knowing about nutrition is not really the problem, but rather the way we choose our food. What people need to realize is that your health is the most important thing in your life.

Life is not meant to be lived at the frantic pace many people follow. An important aspect to getting the right nutrition and being healthy is trying to find ways, such as yoga or meditation, to slow yourself down and reduce stress.

How To Learn About Nutrition

Eating right is very important if your want to stay healthy and strong. Your understanding of nutrition should start with getting acquainted with the difference between whole foods and processed foods.

Then learn about the nutrition benefits of organic food as opposed to "grocery store" food as well. You will be able to find all of this information at a book store or online by looking the info up on google or yahoo.

Plan Your Meals

Having a good grasp of what nutrition is all about will help you plan out your meals. If you are one of those people who is always on the go, than you need to take the time to plan your meals in advance. You will not be able to find healthy food at the mini-mart or the drive thru so plan ahead.

When planning your meals, make sure that your diet consists of primarily organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, and/or meat if you choose. You can find these at your local health food store. Some chain grocery stores are also starting to carry organic food so keep an eye out for them there too.

Our society has become so out of touch with health and the importance of proper nutrition. Most of the processed food people eat on a daily basis has no nutritional content whatsoever and is contributing to the absurd rates of disease, obesity, and sickness in this country. It needs to stop. Start making the right choices when it comes to your health and nutrition.
About the Author
Brue M. Baker, is an expert on natural health and fitness who has helped people from across the world sky-rocket their health and well-being. Rather than hitting your head against a wall trying to find unbiased health information let Brue take you by the hand and give you the best natural health resources on the web. Visit DietHealthAndFitness.com to learn more.
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