People live in a dilemma between healthy and fast food. Every type has its advantages, disadvantages but percentages are different. Due to a psychological research, fast foods are very attractive because of their well designed and shaped dishes, which make the customer’s eyes lead the way and his tongue merely follow, to hide the drawbacks. « People’s perception is typically dominated by what their eyes see » Charles Spence.
We all agree that fruits and vegetables are boring, needs effort, time and money to make a plate. But what if, we get to know more about theses babies, their magical benefits, enjoy observing their lovely colours and, tips and tricks to delightful and affordable meals?
The greatest wealth is health
Healthy food can lead to a healthy lifestyle; therefore to a better living full of vitamins and fibers. These nutrients (protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals), help the body generate new cells, clean toxins and just function well every day. Eating properly, especially fruits and vegetables, can prevent future infections and diseases, like cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and chronic diseases. They are fun to eat and help as a natural and quick snack. Some crunch, some splash, some you peel and some you don’t. Fruits and veggies are found everywhere in an enormous variety (fresh, canned, dried, frozen and 100% juice). People who care about staying fit, have to know that they are naturally low in calories and present fibers that keep the digestive system gratified.
Hight fat and high calories foods can be replaced with lean proteins and whole grains, that keeps you full throughout the days than junk foods that makes you crave for more.
The secret behind a healthy smile is the high fiber fruits and vegetables that desire lots of chewing, bracing saliva with antimicrobials to reduce bacteria in the mouth.
Chicken full of protein leads to a healthy body weight and even weight loss, due to the vitamin B6 that encourages enzymes and metabolic cellular reactions. it works as a natural anti-depressant. Chicken is well provided in phosphorus (indispensable mineral), that reinforces your kidney and central nervous system.
High fiber foods, that also have a high water content, such as fruits and vegetables moisturize the skin and give you a shiny, clean and clear face, fighting the wrinkles.
Don’t be fooled: Fast food isn’t healthy
Junk food has a special taste and a very unique influence on the society. People are always busy and have no time to think about their meals or even to prepare something to eat, thinking that it will take forever to cook something healthy, which is not true. For this reason, they refer to drive through meals, when they can find fast foods restaurants on almost every street corner. In addition, to save money, fast food is the smartest way, for the reason that it’s much cheaper than homemade meals, which is as well, not that true. We all know, that some fast food in our restaurants nowadays, cost a big amount of money. Furthermore, theses types of food, present so many choices in different flavors from different cultures.
However, people who get used to this unhealthy lifestyle (especially high in sodium: potato chips, pizza, french fries…) have a high percentage of increasing stroke risks, heart diseases, shortness of breaths and diabetes. Obesity is the frequent consequence of junk food. People can’t make control of what they are eating and what is penetrating their bodies, as well as not being aware of their drawbacks. « For example, it would take 7 hours of exercise to burn off the calories in a large coke, fries and a big mac from Mc Donald’s ».
Who said deserts can’t be healthy?
Greek Yoghurt fruit tart:
The whole process of preparing this tart will take about 15 minutes of your precious time! The tart’s crust is made of nuts and dates. You can substitute dates with raisins or dried cranberries. Blend the two ingredients together to make a moist and press it into a tart or a cake pan. Disperse the Greek yogurt overtop. You can add any flavour to your mix, like vanilla or strawberry flavour. Spread the fresh strawberries and whatever fruits you love on the top to mostly cover the yogurt.
Strawberry ice cream:
Use a blender with a metallic knife to chop 1 cup of strawberries into small pieces. Blend together: pure yogurt, sugar, vanilla and remaining stawberries until smooth. Stir the chopped strawberries and the mix together. Cover and freeze about 1 hour. Your own ice cream is done within few minutes.
Pulled chicken sandwich:
Can we make this healthy and delicious meal in 30 minutes? yes!
Combine 3 tablespoons of ketchup, 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of mustard, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger and 12 ounces skinless boneless chicken tights into a medium sauce pan. On a medium – low heat cover and cook for 23 minutes within stirring in between until chicken is done and tender. Place 1/2 cup chicken on bottom half of each sandwich rolls. Top each with pickles and enjoy your meal.
Take care of your health it’s your only weapon to affront intellectual problems, health diseases, and physical troubles. Always remember that the perfect mind is found in a healthy body. Many more meals recipes are coming to make your life easier. From now till then make the change in life you think you need.