There has always been a controversy regarding which food can be considered as healthy. The public opinion is also quite different compared with the nutritionists’ recommendations when it comes to an excellent diet.
But when it comes to diet soda, beer, and pizza, almost all people who were asked if these foods are healthy or not, agreed that they could not be considered as good for a person’s health.
Also, many other Americans believe that chocolate chip cookies, French fries, ice cream, and bacon cannot be considered as part of healthy diet.
Regarding healthier choices, the public and experts agree that olive oil, oranges, eggs, carrots, and almonds are all viable sources of nutrients that maintain and improve health status. Still, there is a contradiction between experts and the public regarding sushi, tofu, and quinoa.
Nutritionists regard these foods as quite healthy, but most people do not really resonate with them. The latest research has shown that granola bars are not as good as people thought.
Scientists discovered that the sugar content from these bars affects the balance of a diet.
Frozen yogurt was established as having the same effect. In other words, you might think that consuming frozen yogurt and granola bars is a wise choice for your diet, but according to nutritionists, it is the other way around.
Nevertheless, what concerns health officials most, is the fact that people keep eating junk food when they know that it might lead to severe consequences related to a higher risk of obesity, diabetes, strokes, cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and cancer.
One of the reasons might be that they prefer satisfying their needs encouraging some kind of addiction to this type of food instead of improving their lifestyle by making better food choices which are even tastier than the illusion of junk food.
It is well known that 70 percent of the leading causes of any disease come from food. People with healthy diets have an improved life quality, and they are happier than people who stick to unhealthy foods.
Healthy eating combined with physical exercises and brain activity reduces the risk of developing many diseases later in life including brain conditions such as Alzheimer’s and even dementia.
Health officials have come to the conclusion that Mediterranean diets might represent one of the wisest choices when it comes to healthy food. These diets are rich in healthy fats found in olive oil, nuts, and fish.