Our eating habits are complex processes that are influenced by personal, social, economic and emotional factors.
Eating habits can be snacking, alcoholism, skipping of meals, intake of few fruits and vegetables or intake of high calorie foods but what comes in mind is whether these habits are healthy or unhealthy.
Our eating habits vary from one person to another and they depend on age, size, occupation, health and nutritional status.
Some eating habits help to maintain good health and stature whiles others increase susceptibility to diseases and infections.
Unhealthy eating habits are major contributors to nutritionally related diseases such as obesity, night blindness, scurvy, osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension, ulcer and others which tend to weaken our immune system.
Poor eating habits can result from stress, low self esteem, low level of nutritional knowledge and at times poor finance.
For a healthy eating habit, make sure you check your nutritional and health status always to avoid being malnourished and unhealthy.
Bear in mind the foods you eat as they contribute much to your health and nutrition.
Always remember that eating healthy and being physically active are lifelong behaviours and not one-time events.
Author: Vicki Awuni