One of the components of health that we discussed is physical health, and a big part of physical health includes eating the right foods. Growing up, many people believe they are eating the right foods for themselves until something bad happens or people tell them otherwise. Personally, my dad always told me to eat more protein, and therefore I believed that protein was the ultimate food quality that I needed to find in every meal. Reading this article really shocked me because around 80% of my diet consisted of protein-based foods. I still think I will continue to eat like I have mostly because I feel healthy, but it also has my mind thinking of other things that I normally do that can contribute to me having a longer, healthier life.
Now knowing that my diet is a lie, I'm curious as to see what else can either benefit or detriment my life. What other choices can teens make in their diet to lead healthier lives? What does it really mean to "eat healthy"?