Eat healthy without junk food
The “stay healthy” campaigns are all over the place these days. People seem to be more aware of the importance of choosing the right lifestyle even if they, sometimes, must make serious sacrifices for it. However, healthy life styles will not be the only subject of this article. We will also speak about the Fast Food syndrome. You heard perfectly right. Fast Food seems to be a generalized syndrome all over the world.
No matter if we speak about Europe, America or Asia, Fast Food industry conquered the world no matter how many campaigns against it there may be. In the following rows of this article we will talk about how Fast Food products attract us, why people can’t stay away from them, the effects junk food has on our organism and why this industry instead of vanishing is still prospering. We will also discuss about the healthy alternative of eating. In addition, the methods used by the promoters of healthy food, to convince the masses to choose properly, it is another topic that you might find interesting.
Healthy food vs. Fast Food. What is junk food more exactly? It is over-processed food. Fried meat, fried fish, greasy stuffs mixed with a few vegetables, that might not be too fresh either, joined by sparkling juices, made from who knows what, but no fruits. Seeing this description you may wonder how can people choose this to eat. Be honest, you eat things like that as well and you enjoy it no matter the consequences. By admitting that, you will find half of the answer.
Your brain tells you to do it. Your lack of time and the cheap costs you must pay for this food tells you to do it. The fact that you can find it everywhere, on the street, in malls, in the markets and anywhere you can think of, makes you buy it and eat it. There were studies made which proves that the so-called junk food releases certain hormones into our brains just like chocolate does. The happiness hormones are to blame for these choices.
Because studies were mentioned, you can find hundreds of documentaries on TV or online about how this food is made. You will see that in many situations, meat it is not real meat and the sauces, used to improve hamburgers taste, can have on our health many side effects. Not all the times the products used for those sauces are fresh. In some situations people ended up at the emergency rooms with digestion disorders, dehydration, nausea and powerful headaches. Sometimes these symptoms might need a few days of hospitalization and all of this can be quite unpleasant.
Considering that most people are aware of all the things described above the fast food industry still did not suffered too much. Some of the biggest brands in this industry introduced in their menus other alternatives more appealing for the ”healthy nutrition” fans, such as a wider variety of salads or fresh yogurts or sandwiches where you can clearly see that you eat real meat but this did not minimized the success of classic hamburgers or kebabs or fried potatoes.
Why people convince themselves so hard to eat in their lunch break a healthy meal? The answer might be, because it is more expensive, it takes more time to prepare it or it is not as plentiful as those greasy and tasty hamburgers and donuts. Even so, there are people who enjoy eating healthy because they feel lighter and more energized. Most people after eating that grease, feel more tired. Eating a carrot can not make hunger vanish but will not bring the fatigue feeling along either.
One tip you should know is, to feel comfortable with healthy food you should not allow hunger to intervene. You can bring along with you, small snacks, such as seeds, carrot sticks, or nuts, which will help you to eliminate the hunger feeling, keep yourself healthy and energized to accomplish your daily tasks. You should discover the pleasure of cooking. Nobody says that you must spend hours in your kitchen, but these days, when you have so many recipes available and so many ingredients, cooking can be fun.
Yes, it can be more expensive than a pizza but considering that you will not have to pay so much on pills if you choose this type of nutrition you can even end up saving money. Nobody says not to eat a hamburger occasionally or a slice of pizza, but what can be better than the ones made with your own hands. You will know exactly what you eat. This is the magic. Fast food in your own home and with real ingredients is the best choice. Even so, it should not become a habit, because fried stuff are not healthy no matter where or how they are prepared.
If you still don’t like the idea of cooking, there are other alternatives. These days many catering businesses offer their services to various companies, whose employees have busy schedules. Like that, if you are such a person who lives more at the office than at home, you can request the services of such catering business, so you can enjoy your healthy lunch right at the office. As you can see these days, we have the possibility to make choices. My personal opinion is that we can educate our needs and our pleasures, that include the category of food we ingest.
You should not raise your hopes up and believe that eventually the junk food industry will vanish. Just be seeing how many people suffer of obesity, diabetes, and liver problems it is obvious that junk food has its own fans. Because these illnesses were mentioned, you can add to these, colon disorders, digestion disorders, heart failures, kidney problems and many others just as bad as these ones. If you wonder if this it is for real, the answer is yes. You may have heard the phrase ”you are what you eat”. It is perfectly true. Not only smoking can cause cancer and not only alcohol can cause cirrhosis. All this junk food can have a great contribution when it comes about how to die faster.
With all these things being said, hopefully you will make the best choices for you and for your entire family. I wish for you a long and healthy life.