Different Foods that Effect Your Body in Different Ways


Different Foods that Effect Your Body in Different Ways

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Your body is fuelled by the food you put into it.  It is therefore essential that the food choices you make are healthy to keep your body in optimum condition. Food plays a big part in how we feel and how we look. It is essential to have a diet rich in vitamins and antioxidants for our body to function normally. Poor food choices can increase the risk of certain diseases. Diet plans are a prescribed when recovering from traumatic injuries such as burns, infections and wounds, to provide specific nutrients and to assist in promoting healing. Your immune system can also be greatly impaired if it does not receive the correct nutrients.

 Food high in saturated fats

Foods such as ice cream, cakes, whole milk products and some meats contain saturated fat. Too much of these types of foods can lead to narrowing and hardening of the arteries and high cholesterol. Eating a diet high in saturated fats such as processed food and fast foods, allows fats to build up in the blood, clogging arteries and leading to high blood pressure.  This leads to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

 Salty foods

Salty foods can raise blood pressure and also cause fluid retention.

 Bone Health

The normal ageing process causes loss of bone density.  This means bones are more susceptible to breaking and becoming brittle. If you include foods high in vitamin D and calcium, this will greatly improve bone health.

 Mental Energy

Food affects your body’s chemistry.  By eating whole grains you can raise the levels of serotonin in your brain which will result in a feeling of wellbeing and enable you to better handle stress.

 Too much sugar

A diet high in sugar can have an adverse effect of  health and cause mood swings, obesity and even illness. It can also add centimeters to the waist line. Research has shown a very high intake of sugar can also lead to aggressive behavior. Consuming large quantities of artificial sweeteners can also be potentially harmful and may have an adverse effect on behavior.

 Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency anemia can be improved with diet. Food such as red meat, soy beans, leafy greens and tofu are high in iron and will give you the nutrients you need.

A healthy diet may prevent some health conditions occurring. Dietary changes can also improve how you feel. Eating a healthy diet is not about being thin, it is about keeping our bodies healthy so we can enjoy a better quality of life and avoid certain diseases and prevent illness. A healthy diet will benefit your brain, your body, your hair and your eyes. Have a look at http://dryeye.com.au for information on eye health. It is vitally important to nourish ourselves. Foods do affect our bodies in different ways and proper nourishment will lead to emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. Food choices play such an important part in our daily lives that health practitioners will often recommend diet therapy as a form of preventative medicine.

Comments

  1. says

    Wow, I didn’t know that sugar could also cause mood swings! I know that in high amounts it is unhealthy, but I learned something new today :) I have been uncomfortable with the use of artificial sweeteners for quite some time now myself. I can’t use them, they make me sick (literally) and I question how safe they really are.

    I am not a big wheat person but I think I will have to start trying to like it. I do eat fairly healthy otherwise, but wheat and whole grains are something that I need work on.
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    • says

      Hi Dawn! Oh yes sugar is a HUGE mood altering drug..LOL Brings you way up then you crash from it. That is if you’ve eaten way to much of it. This is actually a guest post..I’m so glad you got some great info from it! I have to be careful of wheat..my hubby has a wheat intolerance..so good for some and not so good for others..BUT other whole grains/foods for sure! Thanks for stopping by Dawn :) Blessings!

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