The benefits of good nutrition go beyond weight. Good nutrition can help: reduce the risk of some diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, some cancers, and osteoporosis.
Eating healthy will help you:
Be more productive. Eating a healthy diet to make sure your brain has the fuel it needs means more energy and increased productivity at work. Eating certain healthy foods like fatty fish and leafy green veggies may also help prevent Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Be happier. What we eat impacts our brain. Eating healthy food like bananas and small amounts of dark chocolate can be a booster to our mood. But the key is to eat mindfully – be aware of what you’re eating and why, allowing yourself to slow down and enjoy it.
Reduce your stress. Eating certain healthy foods, like protein-rich foods, have the ability to moderate our body’s level of cortisol, which is the stress hormone.
Save money. Eating healthy can contribute to potential savings. Because you will be healthier by lowering your risk for chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, obesity and heart disease you should have fewer prescription medicines, supplements and medical bills. And, by snacking on things like apples and broccoli instead of candy or chips, you are getting more nutritional value for your money.
Be healthier by lowering your risk for chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
Control your weight. By making simple healthy choices like choosing water over soda, can help you lose weight and control your appetite.
Healthy food can taste delicious if it’s prepared well. The more healthy foods that you eat, the more you’ll crave them and turn away from unhealthy foods.
Age better. Eating fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants can help protect and improve your skin.
Eat less. Fresh foods contain fewer low-nutrient calories that the body can burn through quickly. You’ll fill up faster and gain more energy from eating healthy!
Live longer. The above benefits compound to help you put more years in your life, with more life in your years!