How Long and How Well Will You Live?
With the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to forget how nutrition (or lack) impacts our health.
We know that what we eat affects our energy levels, but modern nutritional science has shown us that what we eat is a major contributing factor to longevity and our state of health through life.
Simply put, eating well leads to healthier, longer lives. Poor eating habits lead to unhealthy, shorter lives. Imagine your life ten, twenty, thirty years from now. How do you want to feel? What do you want to be able to do?
Your tomorrow matters today!
Let’s explore the impact of nutrition, or a lack thereof, on well-being.
How Proper Nutrition Impacts Health – The Good
Consuming a balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables provides your body with the vital nutrients it needs to maintain its overall health while staying active promotes physical well-being.
Research has found (and advised us) that IF we consume a healthy diet (and stay active) it benefits us in many ways…
- improved mental health
- better sleep
- greater energy throughout the day
- increased strength and flexibility
- a lowered risk of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease; and more!
A healthy diet is essential for leading a long, healthy life. Good nutrition can truly make a positive impact in our lives, both physically and mentally. It’s all about our choices!
How Low Nutrition Impacts Health – The Bad
Eating unhealthy food can be tempting, especially when it comes in bright packages in vibrant beckoning colors. But don’t let those bright colors fool you – what you’re really eating could be doing harm to your body.
In order to stay proactive in taking care of yourself, there are some beginning signs that we should pay attention to that indicate a less than healthy diet.
These signs include:
- fatigue and lack of energy
- mood swings and irritability
- feeling bloated and constipated
- cravings which may lead to overeating or eating the wrong foods
- low mental focus
- digestive issues such as nausea or heartburn
- acne breakouts
Taking note of these warning signs can help you make healthier food choices in order to feel your best.
A poor diet can leave us more vulnerable to illness, and unable to lead the life we want, but it can also manifest in more serious health issues, too.
How Poor Nutrition Impacts Health – The Ugly
Poor diets can rob us of essential nutrients and cause major health issues that limit the years we have on this planet.
Some of the most serious diseases associated with poor diets are:
- heart disease
- certain types of cancers
All of these conditions (and others) can lead to shorter life spans if left untreated.
Unfortunately, these ailments affect millions of people in the world today. And, they are becoming increasingly widespread due to less healthy diets creeping into peoples’ lives.
So if even if you seem like you’re healthy on the outside, a careful look at what you’re eating is essential for your long-term well-being.
By making smart dietary choices such as loading up on vegetables, limiting red meats and eating in moderation, we can fend off these illnesses and hopefully have more years in paradise.
Eating Right Vs Eating Wrong
The problem often is that when people think of “eating right” they think of being limited to boring salads and tasteless food options. But that isn’t true at all – eating right can be incredibly tasty!
It’s about making smarter choices when it comes to food. For example,
- if you want fries with your meal, opt for baked sweet potato fries instead
- if you want pasta, opt for whole wheat instead of white
- opt for avocado toast instead of a greasy burger
- choose fruit or yogurt over sugary snacks like candy or cookies etc.
Making these simple swaps can make a big difference in terms of how healthy your diet is – without sacrificing taste!
Nutrition Is A Lifestyle Choice
Making healthier choices takes practice and dedication to become part of your lifestyle.
Start small by introducing one new change at a time; this will make it easier to stick with it long term rather than trying to make drastic changes all at once which may be difficult to sustain over time.
Additionally, consider planning ahead when grocery shopping so that you are always stocked up on nutritious options that are easy to grab-and-go when needed!
Most importantly remember that everyone is different – find what works best for YOU based on what makes sense for YOUR lifestyle!
How What You Eat Matters
The realization that what we put in our bodies creates our outcomes has opened up an entire world of possibilities when it comes to nutrition, natural remedies, and treatments.
Nutrition plays an important role in our overall health and well-being and taking small steps towards improving your dietary habits can go a long way in improving your quality of life!
Dietary Changes for Better Health
It’s important to note that dietary changes alone don’t guarantee better health or longer life spans—but they certainly play a big role! (Heredity, to some degree, also determines your general level of health.)
However, eating healthy foods can help reduce issues like inflammation, fight off disease, and increase energy levels—all things that can contribute to living a longer life.
Additionally, reducing processed food intake can also be beneficial in terms of longevity since these foods are often loaded with refined grains, added sugars, and preservatives that can have negative impacts on the body over time.
Eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables can be great for helping you stay healthy; adding leafy greens like kale or spinach is especially beneficial for supporting overall well-being!
In short, there is no denying that nutrition plays an important role when it comes to longevity—and it should not be overlooked!
Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables can have a positive impact on your overall health and well-being, as well as incorporating natural remedies into your diet — these could ultimately lead to a longer, healthier life!
Speaking of Natural Remedies…
The power of natural remedies lies in their ability to work with your body, as opposed to against it.
Many modern treatments are focused on treating symptoms as opposed to actually addressing the underlying cause of ill health.
Natural remedies, however, focus on healing the body from within by utilizing vitamins and minerals found in nature. (Btw, these are supplemental to your diet, not replacements for nutritional foods! )
For example, many people are familiar with turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is rich in curcumin, which is believed to help reduce inflammation in the body and protect against various diseases.
By committing yourself to making healthier choices in all areas of your life gradually over time, you will see incredible results both physically and emotionally in no time!
So start today by incorporating changes into your routine – your body will thank you later!
P.S. Remember that everyone’s nutritional requirements are different so it’s important to speak with your doctor or nutritionist before making any major changes to your diet.