How To Take A Healthy Viewpoint Towards ''Unhealthy'' Foods


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In life, certain habits and practices can be defined as unhealthy. For example, letting your temper overflow and cause you to say or do things you regret is classed as unhealthy. However, that doesn’t mean frustrations or irritations are emotions you will never feel simply because you recognize this. Instead, you can find a healthy outlet, like exercising to get out your physical stress, writing down your annoyances in a letter you won’t send, or yes, defending yourself when you need to, within reasonable parameters.

As you can see, sometimes, even an unhealthy approach can be handled in a healthy way. This can be considered in many areas of your life. You know that alcohol is bad for you, but enjoying it in moderation at social events is responsible, and nothing you have to apologize for.

The same goes for unhealthy foods. Often, it’s not the food that is strictly unhealthy, but how we manage and implement them in our diet. In this post, we’ll suggest how to take a healthy viewpoint towards unhealthy foods:

Consider Sugar Content & Macros

It’s important to consider the sugar content and macros you eat, because as long as you balance those, then you can eat “unhealthy” foods without necessarily messing up on your diet that day. This way, you can eat a slice of cake at your friend’s party, enjoy a beer, or not have to completely remove fruit as your after-dinner dessertthat are because you know exactly how much natural sugar and calories that’s providing you, as well as potassium, vitamins, minerals and more.

Certain Amounts In Moderation

Moderation is always a nice way to look at unhealthy goods, because you might not have to cut them out of your life entirely. Alteration can work wonders here too, like switching from potato chips to sweet potato snacks instead, adding a healthier spin on a staple you like having once every few days. You may also switch your sweets to dark chocolate with a lower sugar profile, known to be a good anti-oxidant. On top of that, you could also switch sugars in your teas for sweeteners, providing the same effect but without the crash. As you can see, it’s often the smaller efforts that matter most.

Good Sources & Nutrition

Sometimes, it’s not just about what an ingredient contains but where it’s sourced from. Ethical suppliers, good wholesome growth, good soil conditions, and full mineral profiles can be important. That’s why it’s often better to buy cheaper, frozen vegetables from the supermarket because while they’re not as delicious as fresh items bought that day, they tend to retain their nutrition because they’re frozen as soon as they’re picked. 

To counter that, however, buying from a greengrocer with regularly updated stock is a good idea too, because supermarket fields are often toiled over and over again with the soil losing its mineral profile. As you can see, good sources are just as important as the kind of foods you eat, no matter if you’re putting together the ingredients for desserts, or you’ve decided to enjoy a wonderful tuna casserole for dinner this week.

With this advice, you’ll take a healthier viewpoint towards unhealthy foods, hopefully making your decisions less fraught with ‘shoulds’ and instead relaxing in more ‘could’ choices.

Read also:

How To Start And Finish A Healthy Detox Programm

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