Your food habits could be affecting your health – here’s how!

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Your food habits could be affecting your health – here’s how!

Your food habits could be affecting your health – here’s how!

Health isn’t just the absence of diseases, it actually goes beyond that. Good health is defined as the state of physical, mental and social well-being. When a person is healthy, he is bound to be more efficient at anything he does. The three key elements to good health are a balanced diet, regular exercise, and hygiene.

How does food impact our health?

The food we eat is our source of nutrition. It helps our bodies to function regularly and provides the energy to carry out every task smoothly. The energy is derived from macronutrients - carbohydrates, fats, and protein, all of which are found in food.

When we consume food, our body breaks it down and digests it in the gastrointestinal tract. After digestion, the nutrients from the food is absorbed and transferred into the bloodstream. The heart then pumps the blood throughout our body in order to send those nutrients to every last cell. This is what helps us function on a daily basis.

How does the food you eat impact your health?

Our body receives signals from the food we eat. If we’re eating good and nutritious food, the nutrition derived from it are passed on to our cells. If our cells receive all the vitamins, minerals and water that they need, then they stay healthy. Since cells are the basic building blocks of our body, their health reflects on our overall health. When the cells are getting enough oxygen and other nutritions, they are able to function smoothly. Healthy cells and proper amounts of nutrition also ensures that we don’t fall sick and that all the organs work as they should.

In the same way, if you’re eating processed food, junk food, or anything that comes under the umbrella term of “unhealthy food”, then it will be reflected on your overall health too.

How processed foods are harming your body:

Here are some reasons why processed food is bad for your health:
  • They usually have a high amount of refined sugar which in itself is bad for you.It also adds to the calories, making it worse.

  • Chemically altered foods are stripped of their nutrients and contain next to no fibre either.

  • Foods like potato chips are chemically altered for release dopamine intensely, which is the ‘feel-good’ chemical in our brains. This renders us unable to stop after just having a little.

  • The amount of trans fat is high in processed foods.

  • The amount of salt is also high, increasing the risk of high blood pressure.

How does the food you eat affect your brain?

Think about this: your brain is working 24/7, regulating your movements, breathing, making sure that the organs keep functioning as they should, etc. It needs some kind of fuel to get the energy to run on. The brain gets the energy from the food you eat. However, the brain is a high-maintenance machine that needs premium fuel to function properly. The better you eat, the better it will work. The food you eat has a direct relation to the structure of your brain and how it functions. The result can be seen in the work you do and your mood. When you eat food that is high in nutrients and other vitamins, it will improve your brain’s functioning power substantially. In the same way, if you consume too much junk, it’ll show.

What can you do?

Start paying more attention to what you put inside your body and how it affects you. Does it make you feel more energized? Or does it make you more susceptible to diseases? Cutting back on processed and junk food is also a good way, to begin with. If you feel better after eating something, then you know it’s good for your body. However, don’t note down the things that make you feel good just at that moment. Take note of how it affects your overall health and how you feel the next day as well. If something makes you feel good just when you eat it, it’s probably something that isn’t good for your health.

Any more questions? Feel free to contact us with your questions and doubts or visit our website to locate the nearest homeopath and discuss further with them!

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