How Important Is Good Nutrition?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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How important is good nutrition? Because frankly you are what you eat. Well people who follow a healthy eating pattern can live longer and have a lower risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, some cancers, and most chronic diseases. Good nutrition can help manage and minimize these chronic diseases. Healthy food and nutrition are the only way to put the proper fuel in your body so you can function in a normal way and live a long productive life.

How important is good nutrition?

Drinking water is also a good part of your nutrition and fuel. Balance is always an important thing when it comes to sensible nutrition. And balance consists of getting your carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in your diet. Not one over the other but every single macronutrient, vitamins and minerals are all important.

Good nutrition consists of a colorful rainbow of foods such as fruits and vegetables and that color consist of orange, green, red, yellow. Whole grains should also be in your nutritional diet such as brown rice or barley. Protein foods can be chicken, lean beef, eggs, fish, beans, etc. And healthy fats such as unsalted seeds and nuts. You will never go wrong with developing these type of eating habits.

 But be aware and careful of processed foods as it always contains a high amount of sodium. And the USDA recommends that we consume less than three hundred milligrams of sodium per day. High sodium foods can lead to high blood pressure.

Other nutrition things that are bad for your long-term health are fried food, trans fats found in butter, table sugar, high fructose corn syrup.

How important is good nutrition?

What Are The Diseases Impacted By Nutrition?

  • Having low calcium and Vitamin D can lead to brittle bones which can lead to osteoporosis in women.
  • Poor nutrition can increase the risk of colon cancer, breast cancer, kidney cancer.
  • Fatty trans foods can cause a high amount of plaque in your arteries which can lead to high cholesterol levels and heart disease.
  • High salt and sodium intake can affect blood pressure and potentially lead to hypertension

“Balance is always an important thing when it comes to sensible nutrition.”

Have you ever heard of the saying you are what you eat? What you eat will dictate how healthy your insides are so do not neglect consistent good nutrition. All these foods mention above will help you maintain a healthy weight and keep you away from the doctor.

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