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Why is healthy eating important?

I genuinely believe that sometimes when the topic of FOOD comes up so many people feel uncomfortable.  This could be because of weight issues or self – image issues but food is such a treasure. 

Eating healthy isn’t as dreadful as people make it seem. It’s not always about losing weight---it’s about feeling your very best; both physically and mentally.

Eating healthy is sets the tone of your health for balance and optimal functioning. If the food we consume is good for you it will disperse into your body get the necessary nutrients it needs to work properly. 

The difficulty comes in trying to stay disciplined or committed enough to do it on a daily basis. I mean it’s definitely okay to have some sweets here and there but in the world we live in? It is so fast paced that we’re less like to even try (and resort to fast food). Commitment to healthy eating can lead to health eating habits. These healthy habits require people to eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fats, proteins, and starches. 

I know that might be a lot to process. But think of it like this:

Healthy eating just means that you’re mindful of what you eat and drink, but also how you prepare it. 

Top 5 Benefits of Healthy Eating

  1. Weight 
    Healthy eating will help you maintain a healthy / appropriate weight (or to lose weight). A healthy weight has lots of benefits.Having a healthy weight lowers the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure, it can also lower the risk of many different cancers.

  1. Strong bones and teeth
    If you pay close attention, you might notice that a lot of elderly individuals use dentures in order to eat and talk properly. A healthy diet can help individuals make sure they have strong teeth and bones now and, in the future, thus preventing teeth decay and osteoporosis.

  1. Better mood and energy levels
    Have you ever heard the saying, “You are what you eat?” 

Well ….

Guess what? If you eat a healthy, balanced diet, you will feel better and have more energy. 

Also, eating healthy is almost like your own confirmation that your body is getting all of the nutrients it needs to work at its best! Just try your best avoid sugary food/drinks to prevent sugar highs and lows.

  1. Heart Health
    You’d be surprised how many people in America have cardiovascular issues. Whether you’re 18 or 55, or even 85 we need to think about how the foods we eat affect our heart. Healthy eating habits can improve your heart health and can even avert heart diseases.

  1. Improved memory and brain health
    FUN FACT: Eating healthy increases blood flow to the brain. Do you know what that means? Better blood flow to the brain can help prevent brain diseases like Alzheimer’s, dementia, and cognitive decline.

You can figure out what you enjoy best or what’s best for you.

But we need to start having positive conversations about food.

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