A lot of us have heard the saying “ you are what you eat”, a saying that continues to ring true as an ever-growing body of research strengthens the link between good nutrition and our overall health.
In fact the research is staggering. Nutrition has been found to play an important role in combatting everything from dull acne prone skin, fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, back and joint pain, sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, fertility issues, irregular periods, PCOS, heart disease, diabetes and more. Its no wonder then that doctors often prescribe lifestyle changes like good nutrition and increased activity as the first line of defense when it comes to treating illness.
But good nutrition isn’t just about fighting diseases; it’s also the biggest key to preventing them. That’s because while a healthy diet gives our body the right amount of energy, and all of the nutrients we need to not only stay healthy but also feel young, look great, and stay disease-free; a poor diet can actually make us sick.
But other than knowing that nutrition is important, understanding how much to eat of what foods how often can feel like Morse code. In fact we are often plagued with questions like is one meal from KFC really going to impact my children’s health all that much? With hundreds of fad diets and nutrition books being published every year, the question is where do you start?
Like anything else that you want to excel in in life, seeking guidance and knowledge from an expert in the field can make all the difference. And when you weigh the long term impact that eating right has on your health – it definitely seems worth the investment.
Think about it, why wait until you or a loved one develops a chronic illness to change your ways, when making a few good decisions about the food you eat every day could mean you may never have to make that trip to the emergency room?