A lot of people really don't realize just how much food influences our lives on a daily basis. It's sometimes hard to see just how those tasty treats you put in your mouth can affect the different processes that your body has to go through on a daily basis to survive and keep going. It's important that you understand that a healthy diet is what will keep you balanced, not only your weight but mentally as well. It will also help to cut down on disease and illness.
Eating the right diet and drinking enough water each day is a way in which you can help keep your body flushed of all the toxins that we take in and it allows your kidneys, bladder, liver and your colon to function at a higher level so that they can get rid of those toxins. Eating a healthy diet is going to help promote the natural detox that your body needs to be able to perform. Things like green vegetables, leafy vegetables and fresh fruits are all vital in aiding the flushing of toxins out of our body.
Food is very important to your heart and your heart needs plenty of nutritious foods that contain a lot of Omega EFAs or essential fatty acids as well as antioxidants all of which are good for the heart. Food like salmon and almonds are two prime examples of perfect foods that contain these nutrients. The fats they contain are also very good and healthy forms of cholesterol and they also help to fight against the bad cholesterol that we might be putting into our bodies which will lower your risk of heart problems.
Your body needs energy to be able to function properly so if you are a person who skips breakfast often you are zapping your body of energy right from the start of the day. This can have a really negative affect on your health. Not having something for breakfast will more than likely make you feel pretty sluggish and drained mentally during the day. You should try to eat something nutritious each morning and hopefully something that has some multi-grain carbs, dairy food and some vitamin C as well. All of which will help to keep your energy levels high during the day.
The food pyramid really isn't some stupid chart they've produced since we were kids, it's there for a reason and it's there to remind us of how important it is to follow this guideline. It shows you what you need to do to have a well balanced diet each day by showing you the different amounts of fruits, veggies, diary foods, carbs and lean meats that we should try to provide our body on a daily basis.
On top of helping our bodies stay healthier and running better a good diet is also going to help your mood. Things that are high in polyunsaturated fats like sunflower seeds, olive oil, fish oil and walnuts for example can actually keep people from developing dementia and these kinds of foods will help you be in a better mood.