Benefits of Eating Healthy
We all know that we need to eat foods that are good for us—at least some of the time. With the proliferation of processed foods and fast foods, combined with our busy lifestyles, healthy eating seems to be more of a challenge in the developed world than it has ever been before, even for the more affluent among us. It isn’t that most of us don’t have enough food, but that we are more often making the wrong food choices.
Maybe the problem is that we just don’t know enough about healthy eating. If that is the case, then we need to educate ourselves and then we need to be convinced that the benefits of healthy eating are compelling enough to cause us to pursue a healthy eating lifestyle.
Here is your own personal list of the benefits of eating healthy.
*You will feel better, with better digestion and general well-being.
*You will look better, with healthy skin, hair, eyes, teeth, etc.
*You will live longer, at least with regard to health-related mortality.
*You will have more energy to do the things you love.
*You will require fewer visits to the doctor and dentist.
*You will sleep better.
*Your sex life will improve (especially if your spouse is eating healthy, too).
*Your mood will improve.
*You are less likely to struggle with obesity.
*You will be less likely to develop diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
*If you are already suffering from a disease or disorder, eating healthy will help keep it under control or even reverse it.
Learn the basics
Now that you know why you should eat a healthy diet, it is important that you educate yourself about the foods you eat. Food companies are in the business of making money, so it is up to you to make sure the foods you buy are the best use of your food dollars. Don't be fooled by pretty packaging and extravagant claims. Take the time to learn about basic nutrients and become a label reader. In this way you can put yourself in the driver seat of your good health.