Health Care Reform starts in your kitchen

According to researchers, eating a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables can be very beneficial for optimum health and well-being. The increase in rate of obesity and obesity-related diseases is an indicator that most Americans have bad eating habits and live an unhealthy lifestyle.

Junk foods, processed foods, and convenience foods have made their way into our grocery stores and it is becoming easier than ever to eat high calorie foods toxic to your health in restaurants or fast food chains. Many poor kids in many parts of America live off of junk foods and toxic foods that have little or no nutrition. According to research, one in three kids born after the year 2000 are either obese or overweight.

Here are the top following steps you could take to slowly change your eating habits:

1. Introduce more fruits and vegetables into your diet

A diet high in fruits and vegetables can be very beneficial for your health and well-being. The fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables can help you lose weight and maintain a great health.

2. Eat more at home and less in restaurants

When you eat at home, you can control how much fat, sugar and salt you are adding to your dishes. Eat less junk foods or meals in restaurants and nourish your body with nutrient-dense foods that are beneficial to your health.

3. Avoid drinking sugary drinks, soft drinks and sodas

Sugary drinks, soft drinks and sodas have high levels of sugar, toxic chemicals and contaminates toxic to your health. The high calorie intake in sodas and sugary drinks can result in obesity and obesity-related diseases.

4. Avoid deeply fried foods or foods fried/made with with trans fats and hydrogenated vegetable oils

Foods fried with trans fats and hydrogenated vegetable oils are toxic to your health and well-being. Deep fried foods are high in fat, calories, and salt and have been linked to many health problems such as heart disease and diabetes.

5. Eat less from the box and more from the earth

Avoid junk foods, processed foods, and toxic foods that have high levels of chemicals and toxins in them. You can change your health by eating more fruits and vegetables and less toxic foods and junk foods.