The key to eating right is knowing what you are putting into your body. In 1993 the Nutrition Facts Label was created. Since then, The FDA feels that there have been too many changes in health education to keep things the same. They have proposed an updated version of the Nutrition Facts Label that will emphasize the the number of calories and servings. The number of calories from fat will no longer be displayed, because it is the type of fat you intake that counts and not the quantity. The actual serving size will also be listed. The FDA wants you to be aware of the good, bad and the ugly of what you might be digesting, so that you can make an educated decision .
What you eat not only affects your health, it also affects your mental and emotional state. There are food items that can contribute to depression or function as anti-depressants. Just like there are food items that can cause you to gain or lose weight. Your food intake is an integral part of your well being. Knowing the positive or negative triggers of food items will prove to be valuable. Below are a couple of lists to get you started.
Types of food items that contribute to depression:
- Refined sugars
- Artificial Sweeteners
- High sodium
- Processed foods
- Hydrogenated oils
Types of food items that combat depression:
- High Nutrients
- Vitamins and minerals
- High protein
Getting to know your food is very important. Learning what your needs are and how to meet them is essential to living to your full potential. If you have anemia, food in high iron would be good for you. If you have problems with digestion and bowel movements, you may want to increase your fiber. Everyone has different dietary needs. You should arrange a nutritional consultation to guide you in learning how to eat what is right for you. Whether you are trying to lose or gain weight you must do it in a healthy manner. Conduct research, ask experts and relate with your peers. Being better informed empowers you to take the necessary actions to live a healthy life. Get Healthy, Get Hot by Ingrid Macher is a unique and inspirational tool that you might find helpful for your quest and provides you with a kickstart in the right direction.