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How Does Diet Affect Your Life?
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How Does Diet Affect Your Life?

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With an endless amount of healthy eating campaigns being paraded before our eyes in the media, we all know that we will be benefited in numerous ways by dining right. Though if you are still aren't bought into the concept that giving up your daily chocolate brownie is going to make much of a difference to your health; here are a few incentives to help you scrap the diet destroyers altogether. 

Affects your weight

Weight

A diet that prioritises lots of fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy products, whole grains and lean proteins, in addition to low levels of saturated and trans fats and low sugar, cholesterol and sodium, not only contribute to the maintenance of a healthy weight, but reduce the risk of many life threatening diseases. These include heart disease and diabetes. Maintaining a healthy weight can also benefit mental health, prevent depression and heighten self-esteem. A healthy diet therefore, will help you to lead a better, happier life.

Improved mood

Mood

Contributing editor, Eva Selhub MD, wrote a paper on behalf of Harvard Health Publishing that discerned how 'the emerging field of nutritional psychiatry is finding that the food you eat directly affects the structure of your digestive tract, the function of your brain, and, ultimately, your mood.' According to Susan Biali, M.D, in "Psychology Today," a healthy lifestyle, including a frequent, healthy breakfast, balancing the consumption of lean protein with whole-grain carbohydrates, consuming enough folate and omega-3 fatty acids and reducing alcohol intake and simple sugars is linked to a heightened mood. 

Higher energy levels

Stretch

Sports nutritionist Rebecca Scritchfield confirmed in the "Washington Running Report" in 2009 that reasonable levels of the mineral iron, which carries oxygen throughout the body, contribute to sufficient energy levels. Rich sources of iron include healthy, leafy greens, such as spinach and kale. "Arthritis Today" suggests staying clear of fatty, fries meals which give you only short bursts of energy that swiftly decline. 

You will benefit others 

Family

Not only will a balanced and healthy lifestyle improve your own life, but it will enable you to improve and impact the lives of those around you. You nearest and dearest that witness your developing healthy habits, are likely to be more inclined to follow suit.

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