We all know that good nutrition is important, and I will show you why by talking about the 5 effects of good nutrition. There are the obvious factors like weight, which we look at when we decide to maintain a nutritious diet. But that is just one out of the five main reasons we should look at for why we should stick to a healthy diet. For those of you who keep track of fitness/nutrition news, I’m sure you’ve recently read articles about how Vitamin D can actually counter the effects of Crohn’s disease. A good friend of mine suffers from Crohn’s disease and I wouldn’t wish this disorder on even my worst enemy. I think a lot of us underestimate the importance of receiving all the nutrients our bodies need on a regular basis.
1. Maintaining normal body function
Body function includes everything from the regulation of blood pressure & blood sugar levels, the ability to learn new information, and stabilizing pH levels in your body.
2. Maintaining a healthy weight
Well, if the vanity issue isn’t enough for you, maintaining a healthy weight will also help you avoid diabetes and heart disease!
3. Preventing disease
Do you want to avoid getting cancer, Crohn’s disease, parasitic invasions, and bacterial infections? That’s what i thought…
4. Making healthy babies
If you want to have healthy children then you should be very careful with your nutrition as well! Healthy babies come from healthy mothers and nutritious-conscious pregnancies.
5. Reducing stress
By maintaining a healthy diet you will increase your immune system and therefore make it easier for your body to fight off stress by creating coping strategies.
I hope that all 5 of these effects will seem equally important to all of you. Remember to balance food groups appropriately, getting the right amount of protein, carbs, fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals (and all other nutrients) you need! Don’t fall into the trap of taking vitamins without following a proper diet. They are called supplements for a reason. They cannot do the work for you, only make it a tad bit easier. Remember, the key word to proper nutrition is BALANCE.