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Stay Healthy By Eating Healthy

Stay Healthy By Eating Healthy

You must have heard the famous saying: “You Are What You Eat.” That is why you need to be very particular about your food choices.

When you eat a healthy diet, your body tends towards health. When you don’t eat a healthy diet, you may become more susceptible to certain types of illness, weight gain, and generalized feelings of unwellness.

Eating healthy food can improve your body functions, strengthen your immune system and keep your skin looking and feeling more vibrant.

What Does Healthy Eating Include?

By eating healthy, we mean boycotting junk and fried food. If possible, reduce meat consumption and replace the protein from meat with plant-based protein, like beans or other legumes. Choose organic options where available, use low-fat cooking methods like baking or steaming, and increase daily consumption of fruit and vegetables. Explore a vegetarian diet by eating “meat-free” at least one day a week.

It’s often said that a vegetarian diet is better for you than one containing meat because frequent meat consumption can potentially cause a number of health issues. For example, fatty meat is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Certain types of processed meats are extremely high in sodium and contain preservatives. Animals used to produce meat can become infected with diseases and raw meat can become contaminated by bacteria that potentially cause illnesses in humans. Conversely, plants are naturally low in fat and sodium and are rich in vitamins and micro-nutrients.

Eating vegan means not eating any animal products, not even eggs or milk. A well-rounded, calorie-controlled vegan diet can be effective for weight-loss.

Many vegetarians and vegans also like to eat organic. For food to be certified USDA organic, certain detailed criteria must be followed during farming and manufacture. Most conventional weed and pest control products are not used on fruit and vegetable trees and plants. Although organic food is usually more expensive, it may be worth spending a little extra on this healthy lifestyle choice.

Purple Sprout Café and Juice Bar

Purple Sprout Café and Juice Bar is a family run business in Riverside Plaza that offers high quality, plant-based dining and dessert. The cafe specializes in gourmet vegan meals accompanied by exotic, fresh juices and smoothies.

The store was established to encourage healthy eating in the community. The owners want to promote veganism as well as an appreciation for and enjoyment of organic food.

Purple Sprout Café and Juice Bar’s menu is long, consisting of all types of vegan food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner…including starters and desserts. Their artisan vegan desserts in Wheeling, IL are visually appealing and feature delectable flavors of chocolate, vanilla, citrus, nuts, and berries. Creamy, Non-Dairy “Cheesecakes” are a specialty (raw, gluten-free, vegan, and paleo).

Healthiness fosters happiness. Eating well is one step towards leading a more healthy and happy life.

Riverside Plaza in Wheeling, Illinois is a shopping, dining, and business plaza where you can find a lot of things to do. It is an amazing destination to visit a salon, have a spa service (like a massage), dry clean your clothes, or purchase some new clothes.

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