Health Benefits of Eating Well
National Nutrition Month
To celebrate National Nutrition Month, we are bringing awareness to healthy nutrition. Healthy eating is the key to a healthy life. Our diets can directly impact our physical and mental health. When we focus on our nutrition, it not only improves our mood but helps to prevent illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. The good news is that it only takes a few small changes to create a healthy eating routine.
Benefits of Eating Healthy
Eating healthy provides many benefits to our physical and mental health. It can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Healthy eating can also boost our mood and give us more energy throughout the day. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are several benefits to eating healthy.
- May increase life longevity
- Keeps skin, teeth, and eyes strong and functioning
- Strengthens bones and supports muscles
- Boost immunity
- Helps the digestive system function better
- Lowers the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes
- Supports healthy pregnancies and breastfeeding
- Helps with achieving and maintaining a healthy weight
Build Healthy Eating Habits
There are plenty of ways we can boost nutrition which is great for our overall health. Making smart food choices lowers our risk for many illnesses. It’s important to have a balanced diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, and fish. Listed below are some simple ways we can improve our eating habits.
- Eat a wide variety of vegetables.
- Eat a wide variety of fruits.
- Eat whole-grain, high-fiber bread, and cereals.
- Consume fat-free or low-fat milk and dairy products.
- Consume a variety of low-fat proteins like fish, lean meats and poultry, eggs, beans, and nuts.
- Reduce intake of saturated and trans-fats whenever possible.
- Use oils like olive or canola oil rather than solid fats.
If you need to speak with a doctor about how to consume a nutritious diet, try our physician referral line to get connected with a physician that is right for you!
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