Do you know the two essential things to maintain your health? Of course, they are regular exercise and proper diet.
Both are hardly accomplished. Especially, the latter is quite difficult for us to keep. Recent studies show you have to take five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruit every day. They seem a very large portion.
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For taking adequate vegetables and fruits, the author of this article above recommends you to introduce some new types of items. Actually, a variation of food makes us motivated to try new menus.
However, the strongest barrier against varied meals is money. As mentioned in this article, poor people tend to take excessive carbohydrate. Vegetables and fruits are generally more costly than grain. Therefore, many people with financial problems are likely to omit vegetables and fruits for cutting expenditure. It takes their health in a longitudinal view.
Another reason is that vegetable is generally recognized as less delicious than grain and meat. Not a few people dislike taking vegetable. Even if you are fond of eating beef steak only with salt, you may need dressing to eat salad.
Deliciousness and energy are biologically associated. The human feel delicious when taking food with high energy. It is an instinct of the body. As a result, most people in developed countries take excessive energy in the daily meal, which may contain little vegetable.
It is not easy to maintain a healthy diet even in wealthy people. We should be aware of the meaning of each meal we take. Acquiring proper dietary habit at the early age is helpful to continue it. Also, people with financial problems need support to achieve a healthy diet. Otherwise, they will get ill, resulting in the issue deteriorated.