Feeling healthy is easier said than done, especially when you live in a misinformed society where people equate a big stomach to having money, and good looks to being healthy.
Don’t get it twisted, although one can be beautiful and healthy, many good looking people suffer diseases secretly, and we know of big-stomach men who are broke and depressed.
We all are not immune to suffering from diseases, of the body or of mind. We all need to strive to achieve good health and wellbeing; it all starts with the foods we eat.
In this article, you will unlock some of the priceless secrets of keeping your body in good shape and improving your wellbeing. You’ll learn about the foods, conditions and diseases that can affect your body and impact your general well-being both positively and negatively.
Why eating contributes to good health?
Your body requires nutrients to function well. We talk about eating a balanced diet; let’s see how well you understand this concept!
A balanced diet contains the right proportional quantities of all nutrients: carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals and fats.
Why is a balanced diet important?
A balanced diet is important because your body needs proper nutrition to function properly, yes, we just repeated that! Without good nutrition, your body is more prone to sickness, infections, weakness, and poor performance.
Poor nutrition, which comes from an unbalanced diet has led to a high risk of growth and developmental challenges in children, poor academic performance, and in the long run, bad eating habits in adult life.
You read about marasmus, kwashiorkor and anaemia in school, what they might have left out in your curriculum is lessons on how eating a balanced diet is directly associated with high performance and productivity of our bodies.
Undernourished children appear lean, weaker, sick and even sometimes with a big belly, which is a prime sign of kwashiorkor that the W.H.O regarded as the tropical disease mostly among black children.
Similarly, the rise in levels of obesity, hypertension and diabetes in low income societies are main examples of the effects of a poor diet and a lack of exercise among adults.
How to get a balanced diet
It’s quite easy to eat a balanced diet; there are two main fundamentals.
- You should consume foods that are low in unhealthy fats and processed sugars
- You should consume foods that are high in vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates and proteins
We have much more in store for you! Read the Body & Well Being section, and remain intrigued at how simple it can be to keep healthy and well!