FOOD & HEALTH
Our body is an ingenious system of billions of cells working together. In order to function properly, these cells depend on the right building materials.
Our food is the main supplier of the required raw materials.
From these, the body itself can make a part of the nutrients, others must be immediately present in the food. What we receive ultimately determines the functioning of the cells.
And – not unimportantly – our diet largely determines the ‘wellbeing’ of our body cells.
After all, it would be illogical to assume that something that people do at least three times a day, namely eating, would have no effect on the body.
The primeval man in us needs nutrition. In any case, our body functions better if we provide it with the right substances; proteins, fats, fibers, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
Nutrition then has a health-promoting effect.
A lot of health gains can be achieved through simple nutritional modifications. We see, for example, that concentration disorders and memory problems improve; that heart and vessels benefit; that menstrual and menopause problems are significantly reduced and that energy problems disappear. Not to mention the excess kilos..
We eat daily, often according to fixed patterns. We eat what we have always eaten because we are used to it.
The Goal of Healthy Eating
Healthy eating is by definition not a goal. In fact, it is a means to an end. A means to make you feel good. Healthy eating has an effect on our body in various ways, both inside and out. Below are seven reasons why eating healthily is so important to you.
And I’m sure there are many more reasons to think about!
- You are happier
Healthy eating has an effect on your brain. For example, a banana contains dopamine. This is a substance that causes positivity in the brain.
- You grow old less quickly
Nutrition has an effect on the ageing process. Fruit, for example, contains antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect your skin. Omega3 fats are also good for the skin cells and slow down the process of ageing.
- You have more energy
Have you ever noticed that after eating an unhealthy meal you have an energy dip? That may be true. The body needs energy to process food. If the food doesn’t contain energy then your body needs more energy to process the food than it provides energy.
- You eat less
Due to the amount of nutrients in healthy food, you are satiated for longer and are less likely to have a new appetite.
- You have less stress
Foods containing vitamin C, omega 3 fats and magnesium can help relieve stress.
- You lose weight
For many people, this is mainly the reason for eating healthier. Actually it makes a lot of sense. If you exchange soft drinks for water and fried food for fruit and vegetables, this means that you get fewer calories. And if you consume fewer calories than you burn one day, it means you will lose weight.
- You are healthier
Unhealthy eating can cause annoying problems and illnesses, especially in the long term.