Many Americans eat with the goal of satisfying their hunger and they go about it with the mindset of satisfying their taste buds instead of eating for nutrition. You may be eating more than enough food, but are you satisfying your body’s innate need for balanced nutrition?
Hunger is triggered when the body needs calories for energy. It needs nutritious calories in a healthy balance of protein, carbs, and fat, with a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals daily.
A majority of the foods served at fast food restaurants are filled with salt, sugar, and tons of fat which may taste good, but in excess will contribute to heart disease and obesity. If you are not getting proper nutrition, your body may signal constant hunger or a feeling of being unsatisfied. Filling your body with empty calories may keep your digestive system busy for a while, but you may soon feel groggy due to overeating while leaving your body starving for nutrition.
Healthy foods are tasty too! Know your facts and read your labels. Listen to your body!
Here are some examples of nutritious foods: