We all want to live long, happy, and healthy lives. Sometimes taking care of our health can seem difficult or confusing, but did you know that you have the power to substantially increase your quality of life through what you eat? Read on to learn more on how a healthy diet can increase your quality of life.
Eating a healthy diet, meaning one that focuses largely on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat dairy, and not going overboard on sugar, sodium, cholesterol, or calories in general, will help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. Research shows that being at a healthy weight decreases your risk of common chronic and life-altering diseases such as diabetes and heart disease (LifeLine Chiropractic). Increased quality of life was found in diabetes, cancer, and multiple sclerosis patients that had a healthy diet (Food & Mood Centre).
Research has shown that a healthy diet is linked to improved mood, higher self-esteem, and might even help to alleviate depression. This is for a variety of reasons, among which are the fact that a healthy diet helps your brain produce serotonin (the “happy chemical”) and healthy food is full of the nutrients your brain and body need (LifeLine Chiropractic). Prioritizing your health is also proving to yourself that you are important and may increase your confidence, motivation, and self-love! Some of the best ways to improve your mental health by way of diet is to decrease your sugar and alcohol intake, eat breakfast regularly, balance your whole grains and lean proteins, and increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids and folate (LifeLine Chiropractic).
Not only can a healthy diet help you in the long-term, but it can also help you in your daily life! Do you wish you had more energy throughout the day? A healthy diet can help you increase and maintain energy levels. Consider increasing your intake of iron-rich leafy greens and nutrient-rich snacks, decreasing your intake of fried foods, sugar, and caffeine, and increasing your water intake (LifeLine Chiropractic).
Food is to your body what gasoline is to your car. You need the right fuel and enough of it in order to operate properly. You have the power to take your health into your own hands by embracing a healthy diet! With that being said, a healthy lifestyle is comprised of many components including diet, exercise, stress management, healthcare, and more! At Compass Community Health, our team of Primary Care Providers is here to offer education, preventative care, chronic disease care, and more. Whether you’re in need of primary care, women’s health services, mental health services, or more, we’re here for you! Don’t put your health on hold. Give us a call today!
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