The benefits of a healthy nutrition and good eating habits are unnumbered. There are many benefits which have now been scientifically proved, but we can never know the full extent to which eating healthily will affect our body. Using your common sense and your taste buds is usually the best way to know what is healthy.
What are the benefits of eating healthy?
Well, here is a list of some of them:
- Higher energy levels
- Improved sleep and concentration
- More stamina
- Improved skin tone and texture
- Longer lifespan
- Decreased occurrence of illness
- Shorter duration of illness when it does take place
- Weight loss
- Better hair
- Stronger heart
- Improved digestion
- Less acne
- Possible prevention of diabetes
- Regular bowel movements
- Decreased risk of heart disease
- Decreased risk of cancer
There are many things that you can do to increase your health, but the first should be to cut out all additives, colourings and preservatives.
Fresh food is much better for you, no matter how you prepare it. It only makes common sense that you should put good things into your body, not unnatural ones (genetically engineered food, or GM). This can only mean that your body has to fight off these unnatural things, rather than use them to fight other things. If you only put good into your body, only good will come of it.
Also, if a product has all these unnatural things in it, it probably has very few nutrients left in it because of the way in which it has been ‘preserved’. Still think fast foods aren’t bad for you?
Eating natural produce can only do you good, not any bad. Which is also why vitamin supplements make no sense, if you can afford and you like real fruit and vegetables. Eating organic is the next step up in any diet program, as these foods will be totally free of chemicals, and naturally produced.
Organic food is sometimes much more tasty than the regular mass produced varieties, so they are definitely worth having a taste of, if you can go to your local producer then that is even better.
Eating Anti-Oxidant Rich Food to Extend your Lifespan
Check out our list of superfoods, to find out which foods in particular will benefit your body. Eat these delicious foods as part of a healthy varied diet, in a salad or sandwich, with yogurt or on your cereal. Superfoods are jam-packed full of antioxidants and nutrients that your body needs on a daily basis.
How can I start eating a more healthy diet?
Following a sensible diet plan that is truly effective is a great way to start seeing the benefits of eating healthily. Crash diets are not usually effective, and can deprive your body of nutrients and foods it desperately needs to maintain itself properly.
As many times as you’ve heard it, you still may not have taken this on board. The only way to lose weight effectively and safely, staying healthy, is to fill your body with fruits and vegetables, essential wholegrains and good fats and proteins. As well as exercising regularly. This is the best long term plan for weight reduction.