More and more evidence is accumulating that eating processed foods can contribute to weight gain and overall health decline. According to Dr. Larry Masula, of Chico, California, testing for toxins in the body and nutritional deficiencies can help identify areas of concern and dietary needs for individuals struggling to lose weight.
Good Nutrition = Good Health
It is not really news that eating a diet high in processed and fast foods leads to health problems and weight gain. Repeated studies indicate that diets high in fat, sugar, salt and preservatives contributes to health problems in general. Unhealthy diets contribute to high blood pressure, diabetes, immune system disorders, cancer, neurological conditions and many other health problems.
A diet that includes vegetables, fruits and low fat proteins can go a long way toward improving health and losing weight. Many detox diets help flush unwanted chemicals and toxins from the body. Very often, people find that when they begin to eat a more healthy diet, they begin to have more energy, feel better emotionally and the weight begins to come off more easily.
Add Exercise to the Mix
In addition to eating a healthy diet, it is important to begin to move. Exercise does not have to be a miserable experience. Find something you enjoy doing, like walking, biking, yoga or something else that gets you moving. Research has found that being active for just 30 minutes a day can be enough to start the process of getting healthier.
So drop that burger, ditch those fries, forget about that coffee drink and start eating better. Add a little dancing, mall walking or a bike ride around the neighborhood and get on the road to better health.
– The Alternative Daily