9 Simple Tips for Healthier Eating Habits
Healthy eating habits and good nutrition is the starting point of a healthy lifestyle. It reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases and improves general health.
According to the WHO, 71% of all deaths each year are due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs are chronic diseases that progress over time and are dependent on lifestyle behaviors, environmental factors, and genetics. The leading global killers are ischaemic heart disease and stroke, followed by cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (COPD and Asthma), and diabetes.
A lack of physical activity, tobacco use, excess alcohol use, and an unhealthy diet lead to increased blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. This, in turn, may cause cardiovascular diseases, cancers, COPD, and diabetes.
Can you see the trend?
If the leading causes of death are preventable and highly dependent on lifestyle choices, then we are in control! We should exercise and eat as if our lives depend on it because it does.
Now that you understand the importance of healthy eating habits, let’s jump into some tips.