You Are What You Eat: 5 Ways Your Diet Affects Your Health
Our diets are one of the most important contributing factors to our overall health – here are five ways your health is affected by your diet!
What we eat is what our bodies use to fuel our body and brains – so the better the fuel, the better our bodies will run!
The quality of the food we consume is one of the most important things to keep in mind when looking at how our food affects our health. Poor quality foods will degrade the performance of our body by forcing it to work harder to process it – and by failing to provide the required nutrients to keep our body’s various functions working properly. This directly affects our ability to focus, problem- solve, concentrate, and even our mood.
5 Ways Your Diet Affects Your Health
1) Energy Levels
In addition to caloric intake, a lack of energy can be attributed to vitamin deficiency; vitamin C and B12 are the most likely culprits. Try eating foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, chlorophyll, and fruits and vegetables.
2) Risk of Illness and Disease
Reducing your risk of illness or disease can be as simple as adding something to your diet. Try adding more fibre to your diet! Foods like nuts, carrots, beans, and broccoli can also help fight disease and illness.
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3) Influence Your Mood
Foods rich in saturated fats can actually influence your brain chemistry – slowing down the neurotransmitters in your brain – and putting you in a crappy mood! Protein, on the other hand, counteracts this effect – so reach for foods like beans, soy, eggs, and poultry.
4) Brighter and Clearer Skin
A fatty diet can also affect your skin, causing your body to produce more oil, which can clog up pores. A good way to counter this is to cut out sodas and replace them with water and tea – helping your body detox your skin!
5) Healthier Weight
Your weight is influenced by many factors, but what you eat can have a significant impact on your waistline. Try to manage your portions and remember to eat in moderation. Too much of anything – even healthy foods – isn’t a good thing.
Next time you eat out or make dinner, make sure you keep in mind the short and long-term effects your diet will have on your overall health. Remember to keep everything in balance, and that small changes add up to big impacts!
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