Healthy eating for boring resolutions


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LIAM GLENNON
The Mirror

The most common New Year’s resolution of 2019 was to eat healthily. By now, most have dropped their resolutions and for those who haven’t, it gets more difficult as the days go on. But there’s more than one way to eat healthily

Coach Duwayne Behnke at Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) eats healthy by following the ketogenic diet, a high protein diet used by many athletes. Victor Akemann, a teacher at SPASH, eats healthy by buying organic, non-GMO, and locally grown foods.

Organic produce is grown with natural fertilizers, and pests and weeds are controlled without artificial pesticides or herbicides. Organic animal products are harvested from livestock fed organic, hormone free, and non-GM feed.

Organic foods contain more nutrients than conventionally cultivated foods. They also stay fresher longer, providing a better taste and texture. But the benefits go further than that. Organic farming is better for the local economy and environment.

The ketogenic diet is the most popular diet according to Google. This diet works by limiting the number of carbohydrates consumed because carbs contain lots of sugar and teach your body to burn energy inefficiently.

The diet’s goal is for the participant’s daily intake of calories to be 70 percent fat, 20 percent protein, and five percent carbs.
Ideal foods for the ketogenic diet are avocados, eggs, meats, nuts, and cheese. Avoid fruit, sugars, starches, and beans.

The ketogenic diet can reduce the risk of heart disease