Healthy Eating 101


Here at Shiloh Farms, we are committed to offering only the most healthy and wholesome options to our customers. While this is a great starting point, we wanted to take a moment to share some ideas for healthy eating as a lifestyle.  We always encourage customers to be mindful about what they consume, and today, we’d like to reflect on how to incorporate wholesome, pure food into your life.

Healthy Eating

  • Make sure your attitude toward food is healthy.
    • Eating more or less when stressed as comfort or control is unhealthy.  If you eat more when stressed, make sure you have healthy options available, like carrot sticks or pretzels.  It is also helpful to think of activities to help you unwind, like painting or exercising.
    • Remember food is nourishment not entertainment.
  • Determine the amount of calories your body needs to function.
    • Remember to factor in different things like your level of activity, your tendency toward weight gain and your existing muscle mass.
  • Drink plenty of water.
    • Humans are 55-65% water, so drink up to keep your body in balance!
  • Eat more often.
    • Make sure you always have breakfast, even if it is a small one- this helps kick start your metabolism each day.
    • Try to incorporate a snack between your meals, or switch to eating five meals a day.  Both methods reduce the amount you eat during one sitting, and it helps keep your energy steady throughout the day.
  • Eat more slowly.
  • Understand that not all fats are bad.
    • Animal fats and some vegetable oils contain “bad” cholesterol, and trans-fats that can lead to heart disease. However, Omega 3s, which are commonly found in fish, are important to your health- especially for your brain!
  • Not all carbohydrates are created equal.
    • Simple carbs, like those in white bread, can cause blood sugar spikes and drops that wear you out and can cause overeating.
    • Complex carbs, like those found in Shiloh Farms rice and grains, help blood sugar remain stable, and help with digestion.
  • Go meatless once a week.
    • Substitute the meat in your meals once a week with a protein rich alternative, such as beans or tofu.
  • Eat less salt.
    • Too much salt can lead to high blood pressure.

Sources: http://www.wikihow.com/Eat-Healthy#_note-5

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