Thursday, October 3, 2019
Healthy Eating Habits to Develop to Live More and Do More
Pasig City, October 3, 2019— As the saying goes, health is wealth. For most of us, however, leading a healthier lifestyle can be a challenge, especially in keeping track of diets and developing healthy eating habits that will allow us to live a vigorous and fuller life.
Studies show that Filipinos fail to take the right amount of some nutrients, leading to a greater risk of acquiring chronic diseases, such as arthritis, cardiovascular illnesses like heart attacks and stroke, breast and colon cancer, diabetes, obesity, as well as oral health problems.
A Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) data revealed that obesity and overweight cases have increased in recent years. Among adults, the prevalence has almost doubled from 16.6 percent in 1993 to 31.1 percent in 2013.
Among preschool children, the prevalence gradually increased to 4.9 percent in 2013 from below 2 percent from 1989 to 1998. In a similar case, the prevalence of obesity among 10 to 19 years old has increased to 8.3 percent in 2003 from 5.8 in 2003.
The consumption of fruits and vegetables has also declined, with an increased intake of meat, eggs, and dairy, which is one of the Top 10 selected indicators for mortality according to the World Health Organization.
To better guide Filipino families in developing healthy food choices, Santé, a provider of premier organic health and wellness products and services, listed down some habits in choosing foods that will benefit our health and well-being—with the prime goal of helping you live more so, you can do more.
Consume More Fruits and Vegetables
Most children and a few young at hearts complain about consuming green, leafy vegetables, as well as fruits. But these foods are rich sources of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. They are also naturally low in fat and, provides a variety to the meal palette.
While some may not enjoy their taste, they provide vital nutrients to our body. Our leafy, yellow, orange, red, and green vegetables can spike our nutrition intake and provide balance to our systems, so it is never too late to include them on your meals. Broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes, and other leafy veggies can also make your health go on a positive turnout.
Cut Back on Some Foods
These foods pertain to those often considered as “treats” or “sweets.” They are, mostly, in the form of pleasure foods you are fond of eating, such as cakes, cookies, candies, and ice cream, among others. They can also be attributed to fatty and oily foods, such as ribs, bacon, and hotdogs.
While we enjoy eating these treats, they are usually loaded with oil, fat, and sodium. They are also packed with preservatives, which reduces our chance to absorb the nutrients needed by our bodies.
Take these foods in moderation or better yet, consume them sparingly or occasionally, so as not to indulge yourself in the process and, prevent further health risks.
Take More Organic Products
How your food is grown or raised can have a major impact not just on your mental and emotional health, but also to the environment. Organic foods have more beneficial nutrients, such as antioxidants than their conventionally-grown counterparts. If you have allergies to foods, chemicals, and preservatives, consuming organic foods may also help in lessening its symptoms or even going away with them.
Organic vitamins and food supplements can also be an excellent choice for ensuring a healthier lifestyle. For instance, Santé’s products are made, specifically, with organic pure barley from farms, as certified by BioGro, New Zealand’s leading organic certification agency.
Santé offers products that improve the quality of life of people around the world. The company has been providing premier organic health and wellness products and services with Santé Barley at its core. Barley grass is an effective antioxidant, rich with vitamins and minerals that not only detoxifies the body but also, aids in digestive health.
By incorporating healthy food choices to our households, there are more chances of adopting a healthier lifestyle that can benefit your family and loved ones on a long term basis. Not only it will create a ripple of consciousness, but it will also allow them to be active to live more and do more.
To know more about Santé and its product offerings and other upcoming events, visit their official FB Page at www.facebook.com/pg/santeofficial.ph or their website at www.santebarley.com/ph.
Founded in 2007, Santé promotes, produces and distributes premier natural health and wellness products; as well as services, designed to help people live better lives. With Santé Barley as its flagship brand, Santé has dominated the local market with its certified* organic barley grass – grown and harvested in New Zealand. (More recently, Santé has become the Philippines’ first company to be certified organic by BioGro). With the proven health benefits of Santé Barley, Santé has developed a comprehensive selection of everyday barley-based products. Today, Santé has expanded its offerings to include a fitness and rehabilitation center with its Santé Fitness Lab; and an array of natural products that are true to the company's thrust in promoting a healthy lifestyle. Headquartered in the Philippines, Santé has offices worldwide such as New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE, Qatar, Nigeria, and Cyprus.