Healthy Eating Addiction

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A Healthy Eating Addiction

Having a healthy diet and exercising to achieve a healthy lifestyle is an important goal that everyone should strive for. Living a healthy lifestyle can help an individual physically as well as mentally. Psychological benefits have also been linked to exercise and healthy eating. It is a proven fact that one third of all Americans are obese and/or at risk of contracting numerous diseases; nevertheless, if those individuals exercised regularly and ate healthy foods, this number would decrease significantly.

Studies have shown that people who have a healthy diet and exercise on a regular basis live longer. Eating healthy does not mean that one cannot eat a hamburger or pizza ever again, but it does mean that people need to practice moderation. Cholesterol is one of the highest ranked conditions that overweight people suffer from. Not all cholesterol is bad cholesterol; although, eating in moderation can help decrease bad cholesterol. Good cholesterol, high density lipoprotein (HDL), is carried away from the arteries and towards the liver as it passes through the body. On the other hand, bad cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL), goes through the arteries and eventually clogs and blocks the arteries. According to an article in Men’s Health Magazine, Superko (2007) wrote:

Even patients with “great genes’ for cholesterol metabolism can overwhelm the system by pursuing an inactive lifestyle, gaining imprudent amount of weight, and eating a high fat diet. Many more people don’t even need to try very hard to get high cholesterol because their livers don’t handle even a moderate amount of saturated fat and cholesterol intake well. (Superko)

Overweight people have to be extra careful of what they eat and how active they are; therefore, it is vital for them to practice in moderation. Being overweight increases…...

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