Why Is Healthy Eating Important for Good Health?

Did you resolve to eat better in 2019? How’s that resolution going?

Most people want to eat healthier, but when it comes down to it, don’t really know what’s involved in eating healthy. That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville wants to offer some perspective.

How Can I Start Changing My Eating Habits?

Start small. Consider an area where you can make an easy change. For example, do you regularly drink your calories with sugar-laden beverages? Replace those with water or a non-calorie alternative.

Or if you find yourself often grabbing something at a fast food restaurant, plan ahead by taking along healthy snacks for your day.

Benefits of Healthy Eating

  • Controls weight
  • Improves mood
  • Combats diseases
  • Boosts energy
  • Improves longevity

What Does Healthy Eating Involve?

Let’s break it down in a way that’s fairly easy to understand. Divide your plate into quarters.

Two-quarters (or one half) of the plate should contain fruits and vegetables, one-quarter should contain lean protein like chicken or fish, and the final one-quarter should contain a whole grain. Supplement your meal with a small amount of healthy fat, like olive oil.

Tips to Eat Healthy

  • Eat whole foods.
  • Be more mindful about what you eat.
  • Drink more water.
  • Don’t skip meals.
  • Keep healthy snacks handy.
  • Limit your consumption of salt, added sugars and saturated fat.

Have you had a checkup recently? Visit AFC Urgent Care Sevierville today for a wellness check. No appointment is necessary!