Junk Food vs. Health Food
By Staff Writer Published on May 8, 2012
Everyone loves greasy foods, but are they good for you? No! All the fried foods, hamburgers, hot dogs and chimmichangas we eat taste so good but are not healthy. Where is the nutrition? By frying or over-cooking your food, you cook all of the nutrients out. Think of a Big Mac, with all the fat and calories going through your bloodstream. Not a good thought. All of the fats, calories, and grease from the food will clog up your arteries and can cause other health problems too.
There are many reasons why you should eat healthier foods before work and school. Some of the most important reasons are that you can concentrate better through out the day, you’re less hungry, and your study time is more productive.
According to Psychology Today, high-fiber foods release energy slowly, while high-sugar foods only give you a short burst of energy. Psychology Today also reports that good proteins, such as lean meats and nuts, can improve your brain function. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, raw or steamed vegetables, nuts, and foods made with whole wheat all help with keeping your body and brain healthy. Healthy foods help with concentration for school and work. Eating healthy also helps with energy levels and positive thinking.
We all want to be able to focus on our day and get as much done as possible. By eating un-healthy foods and having lots of sugar you are more apt to feel sluggish, non-motivated, and feel poorly about yourself. By eating healthier, you are able to focus longer on things and have a sense of accomplishment by having energy through the day.
Vicki McIntosh attends the Flagstaff campus of CollegeAmerica, and is enrolled in the Medical Specialties program. She has four grown children and a nine-year-old nephew who will be living with her. She believes that you’re never too old to go back to school and is setting a good example for her boys by getting her degree.