Why is a healthy diet important?
Healthy food is very important, your body gets its building materials that are important for your body. Your body uses these nutrients to grow, protect against certain diseases and maintain a healthy weight. If we do not take a healthy diet into account, this has negative consequences for our body, we become more susceptible to diseases, do not grow well and gain an unhealthy weight.
Healthy food is our fuel
Your body needs food to function, to do everything you ask of your body. Vitamins, minerals, fiber, micronutrients, they are the fuel of all processes in your body. If you get the wrong nutrients, those processes will be disrupted. Kind of like a petrol engine that can’t run on diesel. To keep your body healthy, so that all processes run as they should, you want to get the right fuel.
Complete and healthy food
You don’t just want to get the right kind of fuel, you also want to have really good fuel. You also do not want petrol that has been diluted with water for your car. You want food that contains all the vitamins, minerals, fiber, healthy fats and proteins that your body needs. You want whole foods. Yet many factory products look more like diluted gasoline. They don’t contain as many nutrients anymore, which makes them less filling. You have to eat more of it and you are hungry again faster, so that you start eating again. In this way, you will unnoticedly consume more calories than you need, which means you will probably gain weight. You also get too little of some foods and too much of others. That can have harmful effects on your health.
Reducing disease through a healthy diet
When processes in your body are disrupted because you don’t get the right foods, this can be the cause of diseases. For example, cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes. Getting too much of some substances can also make you sick. Sodium for example. You need that, but too much sodium can cause high blood pressure or kidney failure. And then you have all kinds of substances that your body does not need at all, but that you still get through food and that can also be harmful. Healthy food is therefore important in order not to get sick.
The effect of food on your weight
An unhealthy diet can also make you seriously overweight. Being seriously overweight, or obese, can cause problems with your joints, it can make you have high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes, you are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and some cancers. By paying attention to your diet, you reduce the risk of obesity and therefore stay healthier. But too low a weight can be caused by an unhealthy diet. If you do not get enough healthy nutrients, this can cause you to reach a low weight, which can also be very unhealthy and dangerous.
Healthy food for a healthy body
If you want to keep your body healthy, it is therefore advisable to pay attention to your diet. But the rest of your lifestyle is also important. How much you move, how much you suffer from stress and how much you sleep, for example. Do you need help to make your lifestyle healthier? Our team of personal trainer, mental coaches and nutritionists is ready for you.