If you spend any time reading websites that cover healthy eating, and wellness, you’ll find that many people say that what you eat has a huge say in your overall health. If you eat healthy, you will be healthy. You’ll at least be healthier.
How A Healthy Diet Helps You
If you’ve been diagnosed with something like pre-diabetes or pre-high blood pressure, it’s likely that your doctor told you that a change in your diet and lifestyle could greatly change your health and wellness, and even reverse your new found illnesses. Even people already diagnosed with these illness, on on medication for them, have been able to reverse their need for meds by changing their diets and get more physical activity into their days.
If you have a higher risk of some illnesses because of heredity, you can also use a healthy diet and lifestyle to prevent your own diagnosis. Talk to your doctor about the foods that will help you stay healthy, and which ones you should be avoiding in order to avoid certain illnesses and diseases.
Take Your Vitamins
Getting the right vitamins, and enough of them, is a great way to prevent many illnesses. Take some time to look at the USDA’s MyPlate suggestions for serving sizes and what you need to get in your daily diet in order to live at optimal health. Make sure to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables so you ensure you get all the vitamins you need.
And, if there are certain foods that you don’t eat, make sure you are still getting the vitamins and minerals you are missing with either alternative food options or by taking a vitamin or supplement. Some people can’t eat certain foods because of medications they are on, while others may have food allergies or intolerances. Or, you may just choose to live a certain lifestyle, like being a vegan.
Save Your Pennies
For when you do need to visit the doctor, even if it’s just for your annual checkup, make sure you have some money put to the side. Insurance doesn’t cover everything, and medical bills can add up really fast if you ever do find you have an illness.
You may have a flex account of some sort for medical through your work, or you can set one up on your own through your bank. These will need to be used by a certain time each year though, if if you don’t use them you lose that money. You could also just set up your own little fund at home.