How SAD is Your Diet?

The Standard American Diet (also called the Western Pattern Diet) is getting a lot of flack, especially as of late, since people are starting to pay attention to the consequences of a poor diet.

The SAD has its acronym for a reason. When you’re eating the Standard American Diet you’re probably eating fast food a lot (burgers and hot dogs, for instance), packaged foods, processed foods, not to mention foods and beverages laced with sugar and/or high fructose corn syrup.

When you eat foods of this nature your body reacts to it, causing inflammation, poor mood, decreased quality of sleep, poor complexion, and more.

If your diet largely consists of carbs and processed sugar, it’s time to rethink some things. You might not even be aware of how prevalent sugar is in our society. Go to your grocery store and check sauces, canned foods, even pasta, bread, and other tasty goods — they’re all packed with sugar.

Fast food even comes heavily sugared, which many folks believe increases the likelihood of craving said fast food.

Eating clean whole foods is the only way to achieve a healthy diet. Eat plenty of veggies, fruits, clean protein, and try to get your carbs and sugars from natural sources.

Contact Holmes Chiropractic today to learn about how our treatments go hand in hand with a healthy lifestyle.