There are many foods available at your local grocery store that are labeled low calorie, reduced fat, lean, and even healthy. When you are dieting you should not be drawn in by all these labels. It is more important when following a healthy diet to make sure you are eating healthy foods.
If you were to look on the back of a healthy frozen meal and look at the nutritional information, you will notice that most of these meals contain tons of sodium. Why is this you might wonder? Sodium works to retain water in the body. If you are drinking a lot of water throughout the day, you will feel full faster. The foods are designed this way on purpose. But they are not healthy. Consuming large amounts of sodium is not good for the body. It can lead to high blood pressure. Rather than wasting money and time on these meals, you should check out the organic section in your local grocery store or make a trip to a whole food store instead.
There are many organic foods for a healthy diet. These foods are manufactured using only natural ingredients. Organic vegetables and fruits are grown using no harmful pesticides or waxes. Organic meats are obtained from sources that allow the animal to eat on natural sources. Organic beef comes from cows that are fed a natural diet of grasses and not fed additional fillers. Organic chicken, also called free range chicken, are chickens that are raised out in the open rather than in a meat processing plant. These chickens are not given steroids and other additives and are raised on a diet of natural grains.
Natural organic foods also taste better than processed foods that have additives, preservatives and other chemicals added to them. Rather than eat a frozen dinner consisting of a chicken breast, green beans and rice, it would be better to use fresh green beans, organic boneless chicken breast, and organic rice. Rather than adding tons of salt, you can use garlic, sage, thyme and other spices to bring out flavor in the healthy diet foods.