More and more people are interested in leading a healthier life and making the necessary changes in order to feel and look better. But unfortunately, due to the fact that most of us can’t pause our busy lives and properly cater to the needs of our body, we end up choosing “healthy” foods from supermarket shelves or listen to random advice about what we should or shouldn’t eat.
Today we’re going to be talking about some of the most popular healthy eating habits of the modern worlds and whether or not you are helping yourself stay healthy and fit with them. Are modern-day healthy eating habits living up to the hype? Are we combining these habits right? Let’s find out the truth behind some of the most popular habits:
Eating Cereals Every Day
A lot of people think that cereals are great when it comes to dieting and tend to add them to their healthy diets with the hopes of losing weight or staying in shape. But are cereals really the thing to eat for breakfast? Are they really as high in proteins as their manufacturers have us believe? Most of the cereals you find on the market contain little to no proteins and a lot of sugar. A high in sugar and calories diet will not only do nothing for your weight loss but will in fact end up having you feel unhealthy, bloated and always hungry. If there is one thing you need to stop eating right away is your sweet cereal-based breakfast.
Fruit Smoothies: the more the better?
Don’t worry, we’re not going to tell you that fruit smoothies are something you need to completely remove from the menu. But we do want to shed some light on this subject, as drinking fruit smoothies is one of the most beloved healthy eating habit throughout the world. First of all, you need to forget about store-bought smoothies, as you might be getting more than you bargained for, and not in the health-beneficial way. These smoothies are jammed packed with sugar and other substances that are harmful for you, thus is it best to make your own or get your smoothie from a place where you can see it prepared in front of you. But what about homemade fruit smoothies are they healthy? Yes, they are, as long as you do not exaggerate. The principal is simple: thing about how many fruit you need to make a smoothies. Could you eat all of the at once? By blending them, you create a rich in sugar beverage that is definitely not something you should enjoy on a daily basis. If you are a fan of smoothies, choose green one and only add a little bit of fruit for enhancing the taste.
Drinking Orange Juice for Breakfast
Much like in the case of fruit smoothies, when preparing an orange juice, you are using more oranges than you would be able to eat during the course of one meal. Not to mention that the best part of an orange, the fiber, gets thrown away. There’s nothing wrong with a glass of orange juice from now and then but if you want to enjoy oranges every day, you should consider eating the fruit. Also, you can make a light orange juice with sparkling water and the juice from one orange.
Although peanut butter is great for you, somehow, along the way we forgot about the fact that it is still high in fats and calories and have started to rely on it in our diets. If you are trying to lose weight, consider replacing the peanut butter with something low in calories, like hummus.
The Need for Sport Drinks
If they are advertised as sport drinks they must be healthy, right? Have you ever wandered what’s in a sweet and delicious sport drink and why do you really need it? The truth is that unless you are working out like crazy, you don’t need it. And drinking it will only add sugar and unwanted preservatives to your diet, thus damaging your health. Replace it with water mixed with a pinch of salt the juice from one orange and you will feel much better.