If you feel unfit lately, and quickly to get sleepy, please remember again what meals you have had. Physical and psychological performance relies on what you put in your stomach.
Fast food and sugary food
Fast food damages your body and slows your brain over-time. The nutrition in fast food is deficient but is very high in salt. Burgers with grilled patty and cheese may have tomatoes and sliced salad in them, but it is not enough since the food is also high in saturated fats. A high-sodium diet is bad for blood circulation and can lead to hypertension and heart attack.
Sugary foods increase the chance for you to suffer from diabetes. Sugar contains a lot of calories, and you can get sugar in your beverages as well as in your doughnut. Combining both at the same time is like having a calory bomb to your body. Sugar also increases the production of blood fat (triglycerides). Having too much sugar is as unhealthy as eating salty foods.
Microwaving your food
Cooking with microwave, as long as the food is not too salty or sweet, is healthier than cooking by frying. You can cook almost anything with microwave. It heats things without fire and does not require excessive oil or water that may ruin the nutrition of the food.
However, only expensive microwave that can cook a big chunk of turkey well at once. The standard microwave often has issues with uneven heat distribution. Some parts of your meal may be not well-cooked while the others already get burnt.
Your veggies or meats can get too dry also. You can overcome this problem by sprinkling enough water to your meal before you cook them in the microwave.
Boiling your food
Boiling foods might only work for limited selections of a menu. Soup is what we usually have by boiling. Only beef goes very well with boiling, for example, beef stew.
Although boiling is healthy, too frequently eating boiled foods can make you feel nauseous. It is simply because boiled foods mostly taste plain.
Grilling and Smoking
Barbequing, grilling, and smoking used to be only for a social gathering in the backyard, and their designs seem to only allow for outside use. Now, the skewers, electric smokers, and barbeque grill come in space-saving size. Well done grilled veggies and meats are much better than their fried version. The foods still taste delicious, but without needing to use too much oil, like if you cook by deep-frying.
Steaming is another solution for a healthier lifestyle. But like boiling, steamed foods are not stimulating our taste buds as the garbage foods do. Dumpling, steamed bun, wonton are okay to eat occasionally, like twice a week. But for the rest of the days, diversify your foods by cooking them differently.