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Benefits Of Healthy Eating

The benefits of eating leafy green vegetables:

Eating 1 cup of leafy greens a day lowers your risk of heart disease. Eating 1 serving of leafy green vegetables has also been associated with slower cognitive decline and increased muscle strength. Most leafy green vegetables contain high levels of fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, folate, and calcium, are rich in v​​itamins A, C, E and K, and have very little sodium, cholesterol, and carbohydrates.

  • Green veggies support optimal brain function
  • Reduce belly bloating
  • Support bone health
  • Improves inflammatory response
  • Boost digestive enzymes
  • Support your immune system

What exactly is fiber?:

 It’s the structure of natural plants – fruits and vegetables – that facilitates the digestion of food. Fiber helps you feel more full, gently cleans out the colon, and removes toxins and other waste from your system. It also feeds and nourishes beneficial bacteria – the ones that work hard to keep us healthy. Think of it as a kitchen sponge, moving things along and cleaning as it goes

The benefits of including grains and seeds in your diet:

Whole-grain foods are good choices for a nutritious diet. Whole grains provide fiber, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Whole-grain foods help control of cholesterol levels, weight and blood pressure. These foods also help lower the risk of diabetes, heart disease and other conditions. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that at least half of all the grains you eat are whole grains. Most people in the United States don’t eat enough whole grains.

The benefits of having healthy proteins in your diet:

Protein is made up of amino acids, commonly known as building blocks, because they are attached in long chains. It is also considered a “macronutrient,” meaning that you need relatively large amounts of it to stay healthy.

Why your body needs protein:

  • Build. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage and skin. In fact, your hair and nails are mostly protein.
  • Repair. Your body uses it to build and repair tissue.
  • Oxygenate. Red blood cells contain a protein compound that carries oxygen throughout the body. This helps supply your entire body with the nutrients it needs.
  • Digest. About half the dietary protein that you consume each day goes into making enzymes, which aids in digesting food, and making new cells and body chemicals.
  • Regulate. Protein plays an important role in hormone regulation, especially during the transformation and development of cells during puberty.

The benefit of incorporating fresh fruit in your meals:

No single fruit or vegetable provides all of the nutrients you need to be healthy. Eat plenty every day.

A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar, which can help keep appetite in check. Eating non-starchy vegetables and fruits like apples, pears, and green leafy vegetables may even promote weight loss.  Their low glycemic loads prevent blood sugar spikes that can increase hunger.