Most people who think about eating healthy want to shed a few pounds,
but eating for health brings more benefits than just weight loss. While cutting down on saturated fats, switching to whole foods and eating realistic portion sizes can help you trim your hips and belly, feeling good and giving your body the nutrients and fuel it needs to get through the day are just as important. Here are five additional benefits you get from switching to a healthy diet.
- A diet that contains lots of fruits and vegetables is high in
antioxidants and fiber. People who have a low intake of antioxidants
have a higher risk of getting cancer, heart disease and vision
degeneration. Fiber helps to keep you full and satisfied while dieting,
but it is also important to keep your intestinal bacteria balanced so
you stay healthy. In addition, fiber works to lower cholesterol levels.
- The more processed a food is, the fewer nutrients it has, so packaged
and canned food can leave you feeling tired and drained. Switching to
lean meats, fresh produce and whole grains can result in more
productivity, increased stamina, stabilized mood and the increased
energy you need to enjoy exercising.
- Many individuals are severely deficient in folic acid. This
micronutrient helps the body create red blood cells. Low levels of folic
acid are associated with higher levels of homocysteine in the brain.
That increases your risk for stroke, osteoporosis and clinical
depression. Folic acid is found in dark green leafy vegetables such as
romaine lettuce and spinach.
- Without a healthy immune system, the body cannot fight disease.
Vitamin C, legumes and other protein foods increase production of white
blood cells. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and nuts help keep the
immune system strong and functioning correctly.
- Water is one of the most important nutrients needed for a healthy
diet. It flushes out toxins, transports water-soluble vitamins and helps
the liver process stored body fat. By drinking plenty of water
throughout the day, the body stays well hydrated resulting in healthy
nails, hair and beautiful skin.
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