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Reasons for Craving Unhealthy Food

Clara John explains the varies reasons as to why we are attracted to unhealthy food items.

Just hearing about some food items such as French fries, pizzas, sugary top cup cakes, burgers, cold drinks, chocolates and ice cream, make us feel hungry. Even though we are aware of the potential harm they can do to our body we are tempted to take a bite or two at least, however, stopping yourself after having a couple of bites is somehow impossible. It is important to draw a line between what is essential for our body and what should be avoided in order to have an active healthy life.

Difference in Hunger and Craving

Food cravings for the above mentioned 'automatically inviting foods' are too provoked and it is difficult to not get interested in them. Human minds are designed to ask about all the food that looks good to us. The appealing colours and aromas of processed and junk food items make them attractive to us. We know that oily, spicy and sugary foods are not good for our health but they look most attractive to us. We definitely prefer to try unhealthy food rather than to try a new vegetable or grain.

The reason for this craving is hidden somewhere in our childhood when our elders offered us sugary, oily and most of the time unhealthy foods. Apart from the love to their kids, parents should consider the food items they put in front of them.

Kids are attracted to colours and it is the duty of parents to attract them towards healthy food choices such as colourful veggies, fruits and nuts. Grocery shopping should be based on a plan of the coming week's healthy meals not just a case of stocking up the shelves in the cupboard. Learn about the nutrients in food and keep an eye on seasonal food items that are needed for a healthy lifestyle.

Laziness, fast and busy life is also a reason of the bad food choices. Tinned and frozen food items are a quick option for mums to offer to their kids rather than cooking a wholesome meal. The treatments that are using to enhance the shelf life of tinned and frozen foods are the major culprits that may harm your family health in the long run.

Traditionally we are bound to some unhealthy food options. Especially in eastern countries people tend to eat oily and spicy foods in occasions that are believed to be incomplete without consuming those traditional food items. This particular trend also makes it difficult for health conscious people to take their hands off from these items when there is no healthy eating option available.

Summary

Human bodies are fragile and we need to make a conscious effort as to what we eat in order to live a healthy life. Simple fresh, raw and natural foods are the perfect choice for us all to eat. An unhealthy lifestyle impairs our health and fitness and can lead to a number of health issues.


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About the Author

Clara John likes to be aware of fitness practice to live an active life. Clara has been zealous about learning & sharing the ways to improve fitness using specific exercise equipment to maintain optimal health. For more information about Health & Fitness visit Fitness Republic

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