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Health And Nutrition Is More Than Just Eating Low-Fat And Low-Sugar Foods

Proper health and nutrition guidelines seem to change so frequently that they are nearly impossible to keep up with. Whether manufacturers are changing labels to make us buy more of their products, or the FDA released a new study saying something causes weight loss or gain, we are always changing what we are eating. But, for the most part, it doesn't help us to become healthier, more fit, and thinner.

For years people have told us that we need to lessen our fat and sugar intakes. While sugar, yes, is not good for you in large quantities, natural sugars are part of what you body needs to function properly. The same thing goes for certain fats. Now, fats like trans-fat are not good for you or your body, but healthy fats found in foods like avocados and butter are good for you, in moderation of course. Like everything else in life, too much of anything is not a good thing.

Carbohydrates are another "no-no" to take into consideration. How many diets have you heard of that tell you to stay away from carbohydrates? There are a handful, specifically, that people have bragged about working; however, what they don't tell you is their loss of energy and the weight gain that comes immediately following a no-carbohydrate spurt.

Complex carbohydrates are a necessary evil for you body. Like natural sugar and fat, carbohydrates help you body perform at optimal levels giving you the energy you need to get through each day.

Not only will eating the right amounts of these foods give you more energy than you might be used to, but it will give you the "oomph" you need to get up and exercise or workout on a regular basis. The combination of these two will keep you in good shape and health, giving you many more years to enjoy your life. But, let's get back to eating those low-fat and sugar-free foods.

When it comes to eating dairy products, like milk and yogurt, there is no harm in buying low-fat. In fact, it is better than the high fat dairy products as there are fewer calories. But, that does not meant that if you eat everything that is low-fat that you will lose weight; you will not. The trick is to eat the right foods, not fill you on low-fat and sugar foods.

Foods like fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, nuts, and grains will provide you with the essential fats, sugars, and proteins that your body needs to survive. Proper health and nutrition, as you can see, has very little to do with the labeling you see on nearly every packaged food up and down the aisles of your local grocery store. In fact, it has to do with picking out the right foods from the produce and meat sections of your favorite supermarket.

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