With unhealthy food choices easily available around us today, it becomes pretty difficult for us to successfully break out of the clutches of junk food, which contain high amounts of starch and carbohydrates.
Some reasons why these types of consumables remain our best choice is: they’re both appealing and easy to get.
You can easily buy a candy bar or potato chips when you are hungry; and when you do, you are satisfied both by how it tastes and how it’s packaged.
However, this kind of meal should be eaten sparingly, because they don’t really help us. The brain needs about 25 grams of glucose circulating the blood stream to function best and maintain alertness; this is the same amount found in one banana.
By consuming a high-sugar and high-carbohydrate meal, your body is given too much glucose at once, which won’t last as insulin kicks in to regulate the sudden spike in sugar levels.
You will be left hungry and weak few moments after consuming these kinds of food, which leads you to eat some more without actually solving the issue.
Therefore, part of the key of being healthy is finding the kind of meal that not only supply your body with the glucose it needs, but can leave you feeling satiated for a longer time.
Food like beans, fish, meat, and some types of vegetables are the kinds of food you want to eat if you intend to eat healthy.
Unlike foods that are high in carbohydrates, these kinds of food don’t just release all the glucose they contain at one go; instead, they release this glucose slowly in the body, ensuring that every time the hypothalamus in your brain checks your blood, there is a good amount of glucose to keep it going.
Having established the above points, its time to cultivate some good methods to help you make the shift from unhealthy eating habits, to healthy eating.
Its all in making good decisions, one step at a time.