1. There is no such thing as ‘good’ and ‘bad’ food. It’s the way we prepare and process food, and the amount we eat that become important. For example, grilling foods instead of fat frying foods can completely change the dynamic of your diet.
2. Recognizing nutrient dense food vs. calorie dense food makes a huge impact on a person’s overall diet. Although we may have access to a variety of foods, its choosing just enough of the nutrient dense food that will make a difference.
3. Poor nutrition can also cause the development of many chronic diseases. A few examples of diet related diseases are diabetes, obesity, and several types of cancers.
4. Balancing energy input (eating) and energy output (exercise) is very important in maintaining good health. Always include a side of exercise with your diet!
These 4 things are just the basics! But knowing them will keep you on the right track to healthy living!