Eating, an activity that takes place at least three times a day, fulfills multiple needs of an individual. At the most basic level, eating fulfills the nutritional/caloric needs. Granted, poor eating habits lead to less than optimal fulfillment of nutritional needs, but eating fulfills that need most directly. Other functions eating fulfills include socialization and cultural development.
Mealtimes provide bonding opportunities. From loaves and fishes to the ubiquitous Friday night dates, people gathered over food to learn more about themselves, others, and engage each other in social interactions. With increasing globalization, access to different types of food from many cultures has increased, expanding one’s dietary options.
With such an emphasis on foods and their relative abundance, the number of people suffering from obesity has displayed an alarming upward trend. While extreme measures to combat obesity exist, including gastric bypass, liposuction, liquid diets, grapefruit diets, and cabbage soup diets, these require either serious surgical procedures or extreme dietary changes.
In the case of extreme dietary changes, these prove unsustainable over the long term, and those who have lost weight on these plans find themselves gaining the weight back. Some even gain additional weight on top of the weight regain.
Eating healthy foods in addition to losing weight provides people with many benefits, one of which is better health. New technologies in food production have enabled companies to produce more healthy versions of favorite foods. HealthyTastyFoods provides information about two such examples.
One such example is the promise spread by Unilever. Not margarine, not butter, promise spread is a butter substitute that is trans-fat-free. Such products enable you to enjoy a buttery taste while still adhering to a heart-healthy diet and do not conflict with an active lifestyle.
Another example is Dreyer’s Double Churned ice cream from Nestle. A new ice cream creation process enables Dreyer’s to create ice cream with less fat and fewer calories than traditional ice creams. You can enjoy a rich, creamy treat with less guilt on a hot summer day.
HealthyTastyFoods serves as an introduction to healthful alternatives to the foods you do not want to give up. Continue doing research about your dietary options, and make the choice that makes the most sense for you, your health, and your lifestyle.
Here are the Best 10 Healthy Foods that are Tasty.
- Peanut Butter
- Dark Chocolate
- Sweet Potatoes