Good nutrition plays an important role in our lives.
It can help guard against malnutrition and help prevent diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cancer.
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Good nutrition aids the immune system
Nutrition helps us to maintain a healthy immune system.
Our immune system is our defence against diseases, and so poor nutrition can mean we are more prone to these.
By eating foods that are loaded with vitamins and minerals, we are helping to keep our immune system healthy.
A well-balanced diet that consists of fruit, vegetables and low fats will help to keep your immune system strong and healthy and defend against diseases for years to come.
Proper nutrition provides you with more energy
Did you know that our bodies rely on energy that is outsourced from the foods and drinks we consume?
The main nutrients our bodies use for energy are carbohydrates, fats and protein.
You can find carbohydrates in foods such as wholegrain breads and starchy vegetables like potatoes.
These foods digest at a slow rate and therefore offer prolonged energy.
Water is also necessary in order to transport nutrients throughout our bodies, with dehydration from lack of water causing an absence of energy.
Many people opt for diets that are low in carbohydrates, however, this can be detrimental to your mood.
These diets can increase feelings of tension whereas diets high in carbohydrates tend to have an uplifting effect on moods.
By having a diet that is rich in protein, reasonable carbohydrates and low in fat, you will be obtaining an adequate supply of iron, omega-3 fatty acids and iron, and our moods will be positively affected by this.
Eating a nutritional diet can also help with your physical and mental health, as eating healthily allows you to have more energy, and therefore become more active.
Studies have shown that two thirds of people who eat fruit and vegetables every single day report no mental health issues.
Living a longer life
Whilst our bodies need food in order to be healthy and survive, the process our body takes to metabolise causes stress on the body.
By overeating, we are creating more stress and this could potentially lead to a short lifespan if changes are not made.
If we feed our bodies the wrong types of food our lifespan can hugely decline because of this.
By eating diets that are rich in nutrients, and contain little to no processed foods, our lives may be lengthened.