As the famous saying goes ‘you are what you eat’, the importance of food in maintaining good health cannot be declined. There was a time when there were limited number of options as far as food items were concerned because one had access to only locally grown vegetables and fruits but thanks to the concept of globalization, one now has access to millions of food varieties that are grown in different parts of the world. Apart from the freshly grown food items, there is a flood of processed and packaged food items as well that tend to save a lot of time and energy of the busy man today.
Why is food important for keeping you in good health?
Food is the actual source of energy for our body i.e. all the functions and organs in our body are able to perform well due to the energy and nutrition supplied to them via food. Each one of us is aware of the fact that our body is made up of cells and these cells keep on dying in order to pave way for the birth of new cells. This process of regeneration is made possible through the proteins and carbohydrate content derived by our body through the foods we eat. Even the calcium for keeping bones in good health is derived through the food we eat. Food helps in maintaining our heart functions, joints, blood vessels, nervous system and body weight.
Healthy food options for healthy body and mind
It is pertinent for one to understand that various foods help in the maintenance and well-being of one’s body and mind. Let us make you aware about the food options that’ll always keep you in good shape and shall maintain your mental spiritual well-being:
- Brain is considered to be the epicenter of our well-being, after all only a healthy brain can help one maintain a healthy body. Thus one must indulge in foods that are good for brain functioning and rich in anti-oxidant content such as plums, cherries, oranges and avocadoes. Anti-oxidant rich food is also helpful in keeping your mind relaxed and even combats symptoms of anxiety and stress.
- Bones are considered to be essential element of a person’s good health and well-being and thus it is important to maintain them at all costs. One needs to take calcium rich diet in order to keep both bones and teeth in good health and make sure that calcium diet is accompanied by vitamin D for better results. Include foods like cheese, milk, spinach in your diet along with fish and eggs for fulfilling Vitamin D needs.
- Having a healthyheart is a blessing but unfortunately most of the people ruin the state of their healthy heart due to their bad eating habits. In order to maintain a heart that is free from unclogged arteries and other ailments, include soy, flaxseeds, tofu and other omega-3 fatty acids rich food items in your diet.
There is no replacement for balanced and nutritional diet in maintaining one’s health and well-being and thus healthy eating habits need to be developed by each and every person for enjoying every aspect of life.
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