Our life is filled with spending we can in no way avoid. One of them is food – we have to buy it, cook it and wash the dishes afterwards. There is a hidden spending associated with food, though – by choosing the wrong diet for us and our families we increase the risk of creating deficiencies of all kinds, and the supplements we take to balance them can cost a small fortune. This can be avoided, though, by choosing the right kind of foodstuffs for a balanced, healthy diet.
One of the nutrients which represents a huge health risk for us is sugar. Tons of foods contain added sugars – some in the form of sugar, others in the form of high fructose corn syrup, an ingredient present in too many processed foods. Overloading on sugar can lead to cavities, high blood sugar, and – combined with a sedentary lifestyle which involves too much www.casinolavida.com – to obesity. And we all know how much gym subscriptions and medications cost.
The simplest way to avoid overloading on sugar is to eliminate processed foods from our diet, replacing them with home made alternatives. You would be surprised how easy it’s to make ketchup, pizza sauce, burgers and fries at home – and to avoid additives that can screw up your body’s functions. A burger patty doesn’t need to have half a ton of ingredients, but only meat, salt and pepper (and other condiments to taste). A pizza sauce has to contain tomatoes and spices, with no need for various thickening agents, flavor enhancers, pigments and other such things. And home-made cookies are ready in a snap, and can be just as tasteful and filling (with a can of whole milk) as the ones you buy ready made in a dozen pack at the supermarket.
Making your own foods at home might seem to be more expensive than buying processed foods and ready-made products. When you include all the medication you take to counteract the effect of the loads of chemicals you cram into your mouth, though, eating healthy doesn’t seem that expensive. Keep in mind that most ingredients to a healthy diet – except maybe for fresh greens and milk – can be bought at bulk and stored for a long time in a freezer, making them readily available at any moment.
And this is the time when you argue that you have no time to cook your own meals, and this is why you prefer to order a pizza instead of putting a tasty meal together. I dare to argue – in the time an average pizza reaches your home you can cook a two course meal from scratch. Do a quick Google search for “quick recipes” if you don’t believe me!