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Why Eating ‘Healthy Food’ After a Georgia Car Accident Is So Important
The stress of your recent car accident may leave you reaching for chips, candy and other favorite foods. Before you revert to unadvisable eating habits, think closely about the role healthy eating could play in your recovery. Read on to learn more about essential nutrition—and common barriers that get in the way.
Challenges to Healthy Eating
Cost is a frequently-cited barrier, especially when dealing with the financial implications of car accident. Healthy food is also difficult to prepare, particularly if you opt for cheaper choices such as dry beans (versus canned) or frozen chicken breasts. Furthermore, it may feel impossible to determine if a particular food item qualifies as healthy in the first place. Egg yolks, once deemed dangerous, are now considered healthy. Salt no longer seems as worthy of concern. Concepts such as gluten and GMOs add further confusion.
Food addictions are real, and even if you know exactly what you should eat, there’s no guarantee you’ll follow through with your diet plan. Sugar activates the same area of the brain as cocaine. Salty foods trigger dopamine release. Binging causes feelings of shame, leading to even more unhealthy eating.
Overcoming Healthy Eating Difficulties
The first step to adopting a healthy diet involves getting educated. The nonprofit Nutrition Coalition can help you make sense of the latest theories and research on healthy eating.
Budgeting can be tricky, but it’s possible to eat well on a limited income. Bananas, carrots, beans and celery can all be surprisingly affordable. Save even more by shopping at farmers markets, or better yet, starting your own garden. Food addiction can be trickier to conquer, but cutting processed items from your diet may help.
As you focus on improving your diet, look to Smith, Wallis & Scott, LLP for legal support. You can count on our talented team for exceptional representation every step of the way. Call (770) 214-2500.