We all know that eating a good nutritional diet gives us benefits to our health and overall wellness.
We all know someone who preaches that everyone should eat a good nutritional diet, even though they only just say "because it's good for you".
We all know that there are certain temptations attracting us to maybe stray off the "good nutritional diet" path and that's usually when I (I mean we) need to snap ourselves back in to line and remind ourselves of the benefits of not giving into those temptations but exactly what are these benefits that we just take for granted?
Check out these 10 Ways You Benefit from Good Nutrition
A diet, aiming at having four or five serves of fruit and vegetable per day will help to reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Our hearts work bloody hard to keep us going, pumping faster if you need and slowing down when you need to chill out. Keeping your heart healthy is mega important.
Healthy Bones and Teeth
A diet with a good balance of calcium will help maintain healthy bones and teeth and help prevent bone loss associated with osteoporosis. For our bodies to be able to even stand up, we need our bones. To be able to push in training or to go to that extra mile, we need our bones to help with that. Weak bones just don't cut it, and they hurt, not to mention they easily break if they aren't strong enough and lets just no go there...OUCH! so keeping a healthy level of calcium in your diet will keep them strong, as well as your teeth, which brings me to the next point.
Benefits of a healthy diet goes beyond strengthening teeth. It has been shown that fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids may reduce rates of gum disease by reducing inflammation.
We all want that nice smile right?
Supports Immune System
Foods such as blueberries, eggs, salmon and broccoli helps support a strong immune system. Remember cold season when everyone is sick and stuffy and coughing and just generally yuck? Then you remember there is that 1 person that who just isn't like that? Yeah, that person, most likely eats pretty darn well.
Having a good nutritional diet naturally gives your body more energy as it provides the proper fuel. Imagine the amount of stuff you could do with that extra energy, remember that project you wanted to look at starting? Well maybe with a diet change you never know.
Good nutrition increases blood flow protecting the brain cells. Also helps prevent possible Alzheimer’s disease. We all need our brains to make things happen, not just for basic daily living but to create our goals and ideas that we strive towards, take care of yourself and in turn you will be taking care of your brain.
Omega-3 fatty acids protect against spikes in stress hormones, such as cortisol.
Magnesium found in nuts and spinach, helps keep stress levels manageable.
While, after a stressful event, a black tea has been shown to reduce cortisol making your recovery easier.
Hair, Skin & Nails
Foods with high water content moisture the skin and keep you hydrated. Also it has been proven that your body takes care of these things last, on your body's list of priorities, having nice hair or pretty nails doesn't really cut it on the "need to survive" level of importance, so with a good nutritional diet, your body doesn't need to work to survive, giving it time to treat itself with pretty and healthy hair, skin and nails.
Having a balanced diet of nutritious foods, you will discover cravings for unhealthy foods will lessen. Yay less temptations!!
So that's some of the benefits a good nutritional diet can give!
Now go binge healthily knowing you'll have these points up your sleeve next time your mind decides it "needs" that yummy cake above.
Talk soon and remember: Life's Better, Naturally!