Food. The most integral part of keeping our body nourished and alive. It’s so underrated the importance of eating a balanced diet and even though it’s talked about to great lengths it still can’t be overstated enough how vital it is to fuel your body with nutrient-dense food. There are millions of reasons why eating a healthy diet is important and here are just a fraction of the many reasons why.

LIVING A LONG LIFE

We all want to live a long and happy life and this is impossible if you aren’t feeling well in your own body. Don’t you want to be able to see your children grow up or have the capacity to get on a plane and travel or at the bare minimum have the ability to get out of bed every single day? Well, if you choose to eat processed foods and sugar you will be killing off all the healthy cells that keep your body up to maintenance. Our body is like a car, every so often you need to change the oil and rotate the tires maybe just a quick wash every once in a while. These are the things that keep your car running smoothly and efficiently. Our body works the same way. We must drink enough water which is basically like putting the proper type of gas in our car. We must exercise daily which I would compare to rotating the tires or getting an oil change and last but not least we must fuel our body with healthy foods.

Your food choices should be as close to their natural form as possible.

Easier said than done right? These days food marketing is so sus that it’s nearly impossible to really understand if what you’re buying from the grocery store is actually healthy. That’s why it’s vital to take matters into your own hands and read an educational book or consult with a dietician/nutritionist. Your food choices should be as close to their natural form as possible. You won’t find that in processed food because processed foods aren’t natural. Processed foods are manufactured in a factory and are filled with high amounts of sugar, sodium, and many other unpronounceable ingredients in order to preserve their shelf life. They may taste good and fill you up, but ultimately they will leave you feeling lethargic, and only craving more because of the excessive amounts of carbs. Healthy foods tend to be more expensive than a McDouble but you will be saving more money on the backend because you won’t have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills just to keep your heart beating or your blood flowing at the right levels.

As much as I discussed why you should eat healthier to live a longer and higher quality of life into old age I think it’s just as crucial to understanding how eating healthier relates to your life today. After changing your diet from a processed, sugary, fast food, microwave-based, fried everything diet to a whole-food, plant-based, protein-heavy diet you will immediately feel higher energy levels, better digestion, and you’ll notice you have unwavering sharp mental clarity. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself. Do a short test on yourself paying attention to how you feel after you eat. Eat a high protein meal for instance and pay attention to how you feel after you finish eating and also pay attention to how long it takes before you are hungry again. Chances are the higher protein meal will sustain you longer during the day vs a meal higher in carbs. The science is there. The evidence is there. Do not take my word for it, try it yourself. Everyone has a different food relationship so it’s important to be guided by what feels and works best for you.

So what are the things that you think keep your body running smoothly and efficiently? Make a list of small action steps that you can implement and apply today. Send me an email at zacharyrance@gmail.com on what you think are some things that you can do better to eat a healthier more balanced diet, I love reading my reader’s feedback. 

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