9 Foods a Blogger Should Eat to Stay Healthy
I haven’t been well lately. In fact, I’ve been feeling positively horrendous. My hands ache, my eyes sting, and overall, I just feel awful. This reminds me of the posts I made about bloggers’ health problems and how you can prevent any of those health problems from happening. Yet here I am, sick. Just goes to show that you can’t be in control of any kind of situation 100%. Ever heard that adage, “You are what you eat”? Leading our sedentary lives as bloggers, getting to eat what we want and go on for days, months, and even years without exercise, who knows what’ll happen to us if we’re not careful of what we put in our mouths? Here are some of the food a blogger should consider incorporating into the daily meal to stay healthy:
1. Green leafy veggies.
Cliched, I know. You’ve probably been reminded of this by your mother, wife, husband, friends, even your children, numerous times in your lives. If you haven’t done so yet, you should. After all, greens are low in fats and calories and high in everything that matters — fiber, protein, vitamins, calcium, iron, and vitamins.
2. Yellow Vegetables (i.e., carrots, pumpkin, etc.)
After green, now yellow? Well, yes. Yellow vegetables would benefit us greatly. Yellow or orange veggies usually contain large amounts of vitamin A which is good for eyesight. They also contain carotenoids, pigments which give them color, which are said to help prevent certain cancers.
According to studies, those who regularly consume nuts have a lower risk of heart disease. It is also said to help lower cholesterol levels. Provided, of course, that your intake is in moderation. If you eat too much, you might suffer from heightened euric acid. Of course, you do know that it’s a myth that people say nuts can help you become smarter, right?
I say glucose because it’s in many different foods. Glucose helps boost people’s cognitive performance, allowing them to perform better mentally. In short, glucose if your brain fuel. Before you jump around because you thought you can eat chocolates, perhaps you should know that fats stall the energizing effects of glucose in your brain. Very small quantities of BLACK chocolate are advisable. By small quantity, we mean a serving as small as a match box per day.
5. Lean meat and/or chicken or turkey breasts.
Just like everyone else, we need protein to strengthen our muscles. We don’t want out muscles to go into atrophy because we don’t use them much. Avoid any meat which has lots of fat content. Get lean meat or even better, chicken or turkey breasts; the part of poultry that’s low in calories and high in protein.
6. Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits, of course, boast a whole range of vitamins and minerals. Get your dose of vitamin C as protection against common colds and cough by eating oranges, lemons, and other fruits, not just citruses.
7. Other fruits such as bananas.
Bananas contain both potassium and vitamin B. Potassium helps prevent cases of cramps dues to its positive charge. Vitamin B, on the other hand, helps replenish damaged nerves of the hand since we type all day long, every day. Other fruits contain other vitamins and minerals to help you out, too.
8. Vegetable oils and whole wheat.
Vegetable oils and whole wheat contain vitamin E which renews dead cells in your body. This helps your body regenerate so you won’t grow old precociously! Whole wheat also contains fibers which are good for digestion.
Fish don’t have fats, are high in protein and iron, and also, omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids help prevent heart disease. Eggs also contain omega 3 acids, although eating more than 2 eggs a day is not advisable due to the high-concentration of calories on its yolk.
And these are the nine foods I believe a blogger should include in his diet to stay healthy and in tip-top shape. Of course, exercising every once in a while should be included in your schedule too, but that’s a topic for another post.Mariella
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