Healthy Living. Gabriella Burgos

What is a healthy diet?

  • A healthy diet consists in eating a balance of certain Proteins, Grains, Fruits and Vegetables in each meal.
  • Include lean meats such as, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts.
  • Portion sizing everything you eat, get a good portion of each food category.
  • A man needs at least 2,500 calories for healthy diet and for woman 2,000 per day.
  • Exercising at least 4 times per week
  • Is low in saturated fats. trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.
  • (http://kidshealth.org)

Why Is A Healthy Diet Important?

  • A healthy diet saves you from having type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure etc.
  • Risk factor is being obese, more than 68.8% adults are considered to be obese in the US, having healthy diet will control either lose or maintain weight.
  • Eating healthy will give you more energy throughout the day. (healthyeating.sfgate.com)
  • Physical activity stimulates the production of endorphins. Endorphins are brain chemicals that leave you feeling happier and more relaxed.
  • Lastly, could extend your life living, simply just walking at least 30 minutes a day. (http://www.healthline.com/health/5-benefits-healthy-habits#improves-longevity6)

Why Does This Apply To Me and My Life?

Having a healthy and balance diet will help me in the long run for many reasons. One main reason would be that I want to live a very long life. Having a healthy lifestyle will make me fit and feel way more energized, especially in the future when I grow old. I want to be able to do sports and fun activities with my future family. Diabetes runs in my family. Therefor, last year I did have Pre-DIabetes which could've led to Type 2 Diabetes. Finding out that I had that, made me realize I should want way more for myself so I changed my eating habits and worked out more, months later I no longer had the pre-diabetes. It also made me stronger and faster for my favorite sport, soccer.

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