You’ve probably heard the word “food” a thousand times in your life; you know what it is, but you have no idea how to eat it. How can something so simple be so complex? In this article I’m going to give you a few simple ideas on how you can become healthier and eat food that will give you the best nutrients possible. Up next we’ll talk about why food can make us sick!
First of all let me start by saying that food allergies are not necessarily a sickness; they can actually help your immune system, so they don’t always mean you’re sick. Foods that boost your immune system:
Whole Grains – You need to have a healthy diet in order to be able to keep yourself healthy. When you eat healthy foods, you are more likely to be able to fight off sicknesses like colds and flu. Eating healthy whole grain breads, grains such as barley, oatmeal, and brown rice can keep you from getting sick or fighting off viruses. Whole-grain foods contain a lot of nutrition; they are full of fiber, good bacteria, and are easily digested.
Protein-packed, fat-free snacks – When we eat unhealthy food like fast food or fatty snacks we do tend to get hungry and crave something. Eating an apple, carrot, or yogurt with your meal can make your stomach feel fuller longer than eating chips or candy. Protein-rich foods can also boost your immune system, so if you are susceptible to sicknesses, adding some protein into your diet can make a world of difference.
Dairy Products – If you want to boost your immune system you should try eating some dairy products on a regular basis. Milk, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products contain a lot of milk proteins and calcium, which help your body fight off illness. If you want to go the extra mile and eat some raw milk, it can help as well.
These are just some of the foods that you should look for in your food. Don’t ever put anything into your mouth that doesn’t look or taste good. And don’t ever forget to drink plenty of water to flush out toxins and maintain a healthy body weight.
Now that you know what foods to avoid and the causes of food allergies you’ll be a step closer to being healthy. The next thing to know is what foods you should eat in order to gain all of the benefits of a healthy diet and stay healthy.
If you are unsure of what to eat then it might be a good idea to consult your doctor. Your health care provider will be able to advise you on what foods to eat that will make you feel the best and help you the most. Don’t ever skip meals, it’s not a good idea to eat less and gain weight!