Healthy Eating Habits

780 Words Aug 4th, 2010 4 Pages
Expository Essay

One can benefits by eating healthy to maintain a healthier body simply by eating the proper foods. Eating the proper foods will help increase one’s energy levels just by eating the right nutrients to help one’s body function properly. Nutrients in one’s body will offer other health benefits as well. For example, eating fruits and vegetables can prevent and even reduce health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, strokes just to name a few. According to Federal Citizen Information Center (n.d.), “[Evidence shows that some of the leading causes of death in the United States, such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, some lung diseases, injuries, and HIV/AIDS, often can be prevented by improving personal health habits.
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For example, fruits and vegetables are a great source of folic acid, fiber, potassium, vitamins E, A, C, and plenty of water. Eating foods which are high in sugar is not consider healthy eating and can cause diseases such as diabetes and obesity, “[Sugar consumption has been another cause of our expanding waistlines]” (Clark, 2010). There are healthy recipes for people who would like to prepare healthy meals for their families. Here is a sample of a recipe to help jumpstart one’s healthy eating habit.

Seafood Tagliatelle. (2009). [Photograph of Melanie Jenkins]

Seafood Tagliatelle
Take out that marinara mix from the freezer 'cause it 's featuring in this easy-to-make, delicious pasta dish.
Instructions
Step 1 Cook pasta following packet instructions. Drain, reserving a little pasta water. Return to pan with reserved water. Drizzle over half the oil and keep warm.
Step 2 Heat remaining oil in a non-stick pan. Add seafood. Heat through for 3-4 minutes until seafood is hot.
Step 3 Add seafood to pasta with lemon juice and tomatoes. Toss to mix. Add chilli (if using) for extra spice. Heat through until hot.
Step 4 Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with parsley and garnish with extra lemon slices.
The benefits of a healthy lifestyle in different ages and stages of life such as children, teens, women, and men have become worse with their eating habits over the years. They are spending more money in
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