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You are what you eat

The phrase "you are what you eat" is a popular one. It's been used for years to describe the relationship between our health and the food we consume, but it's also an oversimplification of a complex process. The truth is that while there are many factors that contribute to our overall health--including genetics, environment and lifestyle choices--what we put into our bodies plays a significant role in determining how well we feel on any given day.The purpose of this article is not only to explore how nutrition affects our bodies but also why it's so important for us as individuals (and society) at large to pay attention to what we eat.

The Basics of Nutrition

When it comes to nutrition, there are three main types of food: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Carbohydrates provide energy and include sugars (fruits) and starches (grains). Proteins help build muscle tissue and are found in meat, poultry fish seafood eggs dairy products nuts seeds legumes...

Health Benefits of Eating Well

  • Improved immunity

  • Better digestion

  • Better mental health

  • Stronger bones and muscles

  • Better skin health

Maintaining a Balanced Diet

A balanced diet is one that provides you with all of the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. A well-balanced diet should include:

  • a variety of foods from each food group

  • a variety of colors in the food you eat (e.g., green vegetables, red fruits)

  • enough calories and nutrients to meet your needs without going over or under what's recommended by medical professionals or government agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The Benefits of Organic Food

Organic food is produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers or other chemicals. Organic farmers also avoid genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and don't use sewage sludge as fertilizer. Organically raised crops are not treated with antibiotics or growth hormones, either. This makes them healthier for you to eat because they contain more nutrients than their conventionally grown counterparts. Organic fruits and vegetables also have fewer pesticide residues than non-organic produce does--which means you can feel good about eating them!


So, what do you think? Are you ready to take on the challenge of eating well and becoming a healthier person? If so, here are some tips for getting started:

  • Start small. You don't have to overhaul your diet overnight--just make small changes that will add up over time. For example, switch from white bread or pasta (which are high in carbs) to whole grain versions; swap out red meat for fish or chicken; eat more vegetables at each meal.

  • Don't deprive yourself! If there's something you love (like chips), just limit how much of it goes into your mouth at once--and try not to eat them every day!

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