Aspiring to eat healthy is much easier than actually doing it. When it’s time to choose between a bowl of crisps or potato chips and a bowl of say, nuts or fruits, we tend to reach for the former. Junk foods have somehow penetrated more than ever in our lives, not just because we have a lot many options than we did before, but also because brands are a lot more sneaky nowadays in positioning junk foods. Marketing campaigns for a number of packaged foods can be incredibly misleading and hide the real nutrition facts of these foods and snacks. But it’s more important now than ever before for us to turn to healthy eating, because there is some evidence to suggest that fast foods are unhealthier than they were 30 years ago.
A number of common and potentially dangerous lifestyle diseases like hypertension, diabetes, increased stress and even depression have been linked by researchers to diet. There are a number of other factors at play as well, but a poor diet seems to have emerged as a common link between numerous ailments common in urban populations. So how does one practice ‘mind over matter’ and get themselves to opt for the healthy and nutritious foods every single time? There’s a fair bit of practice and discipline involved, but it’s something that may actually be done.