Healthy Steps ….Part 1

Everything we do is based on steps, whether it be career, health, or even our habits. What you are reading right now (thank you), will be about health.

We all want to be healthy – no one aspires to have health issues, but despite medical ‘advances’, we have more issues now than some remote villages. One of the keys is an easy step – it’s our choices, the ones we don’t even notice.

“Eating healthy” is too broad a term to see the smaller steps, the ones that add up that anyone can take to eat just a little bit healthier. Everything successful starts with 1%. We all have favorite foods or ways of drinking our coffee. Do you love barbecue sauce and use it frequently? Checking the label for an unhealthy ingredient such as high fructose corn syrup can be your first step. It has been linked to a variety of health issues. Look for a brand that doesn’t contain it, or at least that isn’t the most prominent ingredient listed. Then follow that step for other favorites you consume regularly. Eliminating that one ingredient can be your successful way of eating healthier.

Like half & Half in your coffee? It contains milk and cream right? For some brands yes – but for others – there are ingredients that are healthier to do without, especially if it is consumed often.

Pick an ingredient you know or believe to be unhealthy and eliminate it from your most used products, not by going without, but by choosing brands that choose not to include it. It’s a step in the right direction, and if enough of us do it, it sends a message to the brands you eliminate. It could be how they learn too.

Written by Melody Belliveau

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