Healthy Diet

"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