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GOOD WAYS TO HEALTHY EATING

Updated on October 6, 2011

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EATING

©ubani Alexander chijioke

An essential process for good health and healthy living is proper eating. Eating is one of the processes our body replenishes all the essential organs and betters their functionality. Eating contributes in no little way in prospering our lives. The kind of food we eat, manner and time dictates our health. Proper growth and body maintenance require good food at all times.

Today, many find it difficult to eat. It is not just their making, but because of circumstances beyond their control. A variety of things can cause inner pain ranging from - bitter disappointments, rejection, and environment where one's emotional needs are ignored, or traumatic childhood experiences, all these in turn may result in eating disorder.

It is a fact that ‘food is the only medicine for good health'. For us to be healthy, fit and happy, we must eat properly. The goodness of eating fresh fruit daily is associated with a reduction in the risk of heart disease, beriberi, pellagra, scurvy and rickets and so many more. Food rich in vitamins A and C, carbohydrates, phosphorus, potassium and protein are most important in sustaining lives.

Balanced diet with adequate vitamins B, C and D helps our body fight diseases. Eating properly and in moderation, getting

Sufficient rest and exercise, plus breathing plenty of fresh air, are great helps in prolonging lives. All these foods rich in vitamins A and C, carbohydrates, phosphorus, and potassium should always be handy. But, they must be taken in moderation and with the highest sense of hygiene.

More so, we need food ‘to promote growth and to make good the wear and tear on body cells. Yes, this is true because after every stressful day in the office, school or at home our body relieves of the used energy and therefore must replenish them. Food helps the body to rebuild the lost energy and help equip the body cells.

The importance of food cannot be overstressed because food is needed for the body to perform optimally. Food is needed for the production of heat and energy. It is the fuel our body needs to function well and without food, death beckons. If we eat poorly, we will have little energy. Lack of iron in our diet can leave us feeling tired and lethargic. Lack of food weakens the body and leaves the immune system at the mercy of diseases.

Ways we can improve our diet

The best way to improve one's diet and help elongate his/her life is by taking from the following:

Dairy Products and Beverages. These include milk and milk products of cows, goats, or sheep

Spices and Honey. Spices prominently used for seasoning were mint, dill, cumin, rue, and mustard leaves.

Fruits and Nuts, Vegetables, Flesh as Food is all beneficial and healthful diet tips.

"A good diet is the most basic human need. . . . Without sufficient food, we would die."-Food and Nutrition

 

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  • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

    Alexander Thandi Ubani 

    6 years ago from Lagos

    My dear Lyns, you re simply gorgeous, sweet and awesome. I am happy you re benefitted. Be blessed

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    lyns 

    6 years ago from USA

    Very good article I wasn't aware that dairy products are still good for us since people have so much problem with being able to drink milk, very good article, thanks for the information I can definitely use a great deal of this right now in my life trying to eat the right foods. Thank you

    lyns

  • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

    Alexander Thandi Ubani 

    6 years ago from Lagos

    You ve done well Ruchira, what we eat reflects on our body. If you eat good food, you live a healthy life. I am thrilled that you found this piece helpful. Bless you dear

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    Ruchira 

    6 years ago from United States

    Well said indeed...since food is our life we ought to choose it properly since it helps us grow and stay healthy. One of my hub talks about food concoctions which can also help us eat the junk BUT with a slight twist ;)

  • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

    Alexander Thandi Ubani 

    6 years ago from Lagos

    Dear Izeko, your thoughtful remark gladdens heart. Bless you

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    iZeko 

    6 years ago

    Hi, Ubani! I really like this hub and your way of thinking. You are so right that ‘food is the only medicine for good health'.

  • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

    Alexander Thandi Ubani 

    6 years ago from Lagos

    Dear sweet jherusialhean, how great & awesome you are, blessed with a kind, loving and adorable heart. May peace, joy & happiness continue to be your portion. Amen. Be blessed

  • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

    Alexander Thandi Ubani 

    6 years ago from Lagos

    You ve done well Boss Shaw, i hope it benefits you. Be blessed

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    Wesman Todd Shaw 

    6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

    I've about decided to stop eating both pork and beef. I'll eat chicken, Turkey, and various fish for meat.

    Who knows? If I start thinking that I feel enough better from dropping pork and beef, I might stop eating meat altogether, but still eat cheese, eggs, and drink milk.

  • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

    Alexander Thandi Ubani 

    6 years ago from Lagos

    It is always my goal to benefit you all. I am glad you could say that. I wish you all the best in life.

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    Binaya.Ghimire 

    6 years ago

    ubani, you articles on health are wonderful. You not only raise the issue but also give useful tips.

  • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

    Alexander Thandi Ubani 

    7 years ago from Lagos

    Thanks Lynetta, i agree with you wholly. Healthy eating produces good health. Be blessed

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    Lynetta Baker 

    7 years ago

    Love the article.you are absolutely right about how to eat healthy.

  • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

    Alexander Thandi Ubani 

    7 years ago from Lagos

    Well said Aris, vegetables help make us healthy and strong. Wish you all the best

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    Aris Budianto 

    7 years ago from Lying along the equator Country

    Great Hub, thanks for this info, help a lot. I am going to try to eat a "good food" such as vegetables.

  • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

    Alexander Thandi Ubani 

    7 years ago from Lagos

    Roy, your thought always profound. I do alot of exercise, play soccer, table tennis, gym and a little body building. Good food and fruits help so much. In as much as write, i ve many things to learn from you and all others here on HP

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    Roy Perrin 

    7 years ago from Jacksonville, NC

    More good avdice and judging by your profile pic you walk the walk. Good job. If even one person learned from this something they didn't already now then it was a successful hub.

  • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

    Alexander Thandi Ubani 

    7 years ago from Lagos

    Tracy, you ve stated the obvious fact. Eating healthy is the best way of living. There are many ways of eating with a goal to healthy living. Fruits play a great role. You re special with your words. Kudos dear.

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    Tracy Lynn Conway 

    7 years ago from Virginia, USA

    I like your approach to this topic which is not so much about specific diet suggestions, but about the reasons why we should eat well. I have never heard it said that ‘food is the only medicine for good health' but I like thinking of it that way. It also reminds me of the expression "my body, my temple" which gets right to the heart of the matter. Nice hub...voted up.

  • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

    Alexander Thandi Ubani 

    7 years ago from Lagos

    Dear ladyfae, am so happy you have enjoyed what many people still find hard to do. You re one great woman.

    Without mincing words, you are headed in the right direction. Keep up the good work. Kisses and warm hugs

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    LadyFae 

    7 years ago from Under the Stars

    Very good hub but sad that things like this need to be written. I grew up with healthy food so for me there is no other way but I realize that that is not the case for many others.

    Love and hugs.

  • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

    Alexander Thandi Ubani 

    7 years ago from Lagos

    @Bud Gallant, that is true. Food is good to health and how, when & what we eat matters. Thanks for appreciating this hub. Thanks my good friend

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    Bud Gallant 

    7 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

    I totally agree with you. ‘food is the only medicine for good health'. That is absolutely my perspective, as well. Thanks for this very informative and true hub. I'm sure it's going to get people to think differently about their health.

  • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

    Alexander Thandi Ubani 

    7 years ago from Lagos

    You re very correct. Good health & happiness is a privilege everybody must be guaranteed. Your thought is so wonderful. Thank you so much

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    ThelmaWood34 

    8 years ago

    All people deserve very good life and loan or just credit loan will make it better. Just because people's freedom bases on money.

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