"The longer the shelf-life of your food, the shorter yours."
This is a helpful saying as you stroll through the supermarket. Most healthy foods are perishable. Foods with a long shelf-life, in general, are not healthy choices.
A healthy diet should have the following qualities:
- Try to eat 9 colors everyday. Foods of varying colors carry equally variable nutrients.
- Stick to foods low in sugar and glycemic index. A high sugar diet leads to weight gain, diabetes, and impairs the immune system. Glycemic index is the measure of how much a given food will raise a person's blood glucose level.
- Avoid products made from