There are a lot of myths surrounding health food these days. It seems that the expert knowledge about what foods are bad for you and what foods are good for you changes every other week. Not long ago you needed to avoid carbohydrates at all costs, but now they seem to be more encouraged. It is the same with organic foods. Does it really make a significant difference if your food is organic or if it was treated with pesticides or other chemicals? Part of this question is defining who “they” is? You always hear, “they say you shouldn’t eat too much of that.” But really, who is “they” and what makes them qualified to talk about health food and what makes a healthy diet?
You certainly do have to be careful with the health foods you eat because that directly affects the amount of energy you have to go about your daily activities and functions. A certain amount of common sense has to be involved when you make food choices, especially when you are trying to choose food that will be healthy for you. To start, everyone’s body is different so foods will react differently to different people. Every person has their own individual metabolism which is probably the greatest thing that affects food digestion and how different foods react to different bodies. By trial and error you can determine what will be the best foods for you individually and personally.
Even though there are individual considerations when choosing foods, there are some general guidelines that can be followed when selecting health food for your own consumption. It is always important to remember that protein and whole grains need to be the foundation of the diet. Now that doesn’t mean that you should just eat a lot of meat. There are a lot of ways to get protein. One of the best ways is from eating a lot of vegetables. The best guideline is to eat in moderation. Then you will have few, if any problems and won’t be on a restrictive diet.