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Benefits of Eating Healthy: Taste vs. Nutrition

by Bethaney Wallace on Jun 11, 2012

Hearing the phrase “eating healthy is good for you” is almost a no brainer. Of course eating veggies, fruits, good fats, etc. is nutritional. That’s why parents are in a constant battle to get their children to eat the green stuff. The draw though – another obvious statement – is that what’s healthy isn’t always as delicious as the fatty, greasy options. This is also why children are putting up a fight for French fries and milkshakes. Taste vs. nutrition is a match up that’s almost primitive.

But, who says you can’t have it all? Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too – or rather a healthier metaphor, such as, who says you can’t have your asparagus and eat it too? By implementing new options with fresh ingredients – such as the Zing Anything product line, new recipes, and more – diets can be tasty as well as healthy.

What We Crave

The human body is a tricky piece of machinery. While sometimes it craves what we need in terms of vitamins or minerals, oftentimes it craves what it’s fed. This means the more fried foods, the more ribs, the more grease-filled items it receives, the more often a body will tell you it wants them. This can be especially hard when trying to turn over a new dieting leaf. Eating junk will be hard to avoid when it’s been regularly practiced in the past. However, the more often healthy alternatives are chosen, the more a body will ask for nutrients over the fatty stuff. While making the healthy transition may be tough at first, in the long run it will become a natural progression.

Fresh ingredients, fruits, veggies, and herbs alike, are all much healthier fresh out of the ground. While eating farm-fresh ingredients isn’t always practical, it is an aspect that should be taken into consideration. For example, fresh ingredients are healthier than frozen, canned, or pre-cooked options. While cooking at home has the ability to deplete nutrients (although just in the slightest), this is still a more nutritional option than choosing pre-packaged options. In any scenario, the quicker fresh ingredients are consumed, the more vitamins they will contain.

Eating what’s right and what tastes good doesn’t always have to be two separate occurrences. By looking at the benefits of fresh foods in our daily diets, finding a tasty way to incorporate them is more than worth the minimal efforts it will require.

To find out more about healthy living options, including how to infuse water with tasty, all-natural ingredients, head to our product tab above.