4 Reasons to Start Eating Healthyby Akash Sharma Akash Sharma
Although not an easy task, committing to a healthy diet can be one of the smartest moves you can make. Why you may ask? Eating well not only makes you feel and look better but also helps save money on your future health expenses.
Your intentions to stick to a healthy diet must be clear but knowing exactly how to do it can be challenging. A healthy diet includes plenty of eggs, lean meats, fruits, veggies, whole grains, and dairy products. Eating healthy also means excluding foods that are high in saturated fat, added sugar and sodium from your diet. If you require some motivation, here are the top reasons to help you get started:
Similar to a vehicle that requires an engine to run; your brain also requires fuel to run efficiently. Higher rewards, promotions, and raises are confirmed when you add to the productivity of the team. Evidence proves that eating healthy can help achieve that. According to a study published by Population Health Management, an unhealthy diet can decrease your productivity by 66%.
2)Save Money on Health Insurance
Although having health insurance is important, health insurance premiums can never be based on health factors alone. Life insurance rates are often based on age and health. When shopping for a life insurance policy, you will often come across questions related to your medical history. The chances are you could face double the insurance cost if you are not fit and have a lot of health issues. Following a healthy diet and maintaining a good weight can prove beneficial before applying for such policies.
The food you eat also has an impact over your brain including the parts responsible for regulating mood. Maintaining a stable diet comprising enough fruits, whole grains, fish, nuts and veggies can lower your risk of depression besides helping you feel better on most days. Healthy eating patterns also help increase energy, ensure better sleep, decrease joint pain and improve concentration. Following a protein-rich diet can keep your cortisol (stress hormone) levels in check.
According to a study published in the Journal of Health Economics, an obese person spends $2741 more on health care than its normal-weight counterpart. Making simple healthy choices such as choosing veggies and fruits instead of chips and replacing soda with water or ordering a salad instead of fries are amongst the top weight loss tips that can help you inch closer to your weight loss goals. Reducing weight also helps lower blood pressure, improves cholesterol levels and decreases the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
You might also seek a dietician’s help to devise a diet chart that perfectly suits your requirements. Stick to a healthy diet and see your body and life improve.
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