Giving your body proper nutrition is one of the easiest ways to improve your health and quality of life.
Food – a healthy diet of whole foods containing vegetables, fruits and protein – can nourish our bodies with the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes it needs for optimum health. On the other hand, food – if overprocessed, laiden with fat, sugar, and harmful additives and preservatives – can also accelerate disease processes and sometimes even be the cause of chronic illness.
Proper nutrition is so essential to a vibrant body that nutritional counseling will always be a component of any protocol we recommend. Following are just some of the many benefits of eating the right diet for your genetic make-up and body type.
Lower Risk of Disease
There are many eating habits that exacerbate certain disease processes that severely impact your health. For instance, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and it is directly linked to a poor diet and lack of exercise. In order to maximize your disease resistance, a healthy diet is essential.
Increased Energy Levels
Most of us have experienced that sudden burst of energy after eating something with a lot of sugar and empty carbs, only to feel completely drained within a short period of time. Junk food does not provide your body with the nutrients it needs to maintain a certain energy level throughout the day. When you give your body healthy food, your mind will be more alert and you will have the energy to take on the day’s tasks.
Improved Skin Health
Good nutrition doesn’t just affect your weight or your energy. It can also play a role in the health of your skin. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, foods that contain vitamins C and E, lycopene and other antioxidants, as well as olive oil, can help to protect your skin against sun damage.
Strong Immune System
When you practice good nutrition, you’re consuming natural and healthy foods that can help your body. This includes improving your immune system. According to a 2011 study presented at the 5th International Immunonutrition Workshop in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, researchers showed how obesity can weaken someone’s immune system, thereby increasing the chances of getting sick from infections.
Nutritional choices affect your entire body – not just your stomach. Healthy food benefits you on many levels: a healthier heart, a sharper brain, glowing skin, and a stronger immune system. We want to help you understand the role food is playing in your own, very unique body so that you can enjoy optimum health and quality of life.