Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is extremely important to maintain bodily function. Food helps produce energy; it develops, replaces and repairs cells and tissues, protects us against infection, helps us recover from sickness, and carries out chemical processes, such as food digestion, according to research.
You may be eating foods that you think are good for you, when in reality, they are not. For instance, many of us may make the mistake of choosing ‘low fat’ or ‘diet’ products. These labels lead people to believe they are healthy. “Not all fat is bad,” Jason Clark, personal trainer and co-founder of Perform360, says. “In fact, we NEED it or your good cholesterol cops a beating (and we definitely don’t want that).”
For many of us, the reason why we struggle to maintain a healthy diet isn’t because we are not eating nutritious foods; it’s because we are not eating enough of them. “Increasing your veggies will help provide your body [with] power-charged nutrients to keep you fuller, increase energy and to increase health on a cellular level,” Clark says.