You're continually being sculpted by your environment; the air you breathe in, the skin products you use, the people you hang out with, the water you drink, the food you eat.
This means that being conscious of the quality of the food you put into your system is super significant if you want to:
- Build a strong & well-functioning body
- Feel energised throughout the day
- Maintain a robust immune system
I'm no psychic, but my guess would be that you do want to enjoy those benefits.
So, here's 4 quick & specific reasons why basing your diet around high quality foods & avoiding highly processed foods, is more than likely a good idea.
1. Fewer Harmful Ingredients
The majority of supermarket food products are full of chemical ingredients & animal products are pumped with pharmaceutical drugs. These non-natural ingredients can't be digested by the body, impact hormone levels, & cause inflammation (the pre-cursor to all disease). Hardly ideal.
2. Greater Fibre Content
Dietary fibre is key for digestive health, helps you feel full longer, & plays a big role in reducing your risk of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, & some cancers.
Solid sources of fibre include organic fruit & veg, beans, brown rice, whole grains (e.g. whole wheat bread & pasta), & potatoes. You ideally want to be eating between 20-30g of fibre each day.
3. Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamins & minerals are essential to feel & perform at your best. They impact your immune health, skin, mood, energy levels, & more. It just so happens that these are found in considerable greater quantities in high quality, organic, whole foods.
4. You Can Eat More of Them!
High quality foods are far less calorie dense than processed foods (500g of fruit contains far fewer calories than 500g of chocolate). This means you can eat greater quantities of high quality foods yet still be eating fewer calories (up to a point, of course).
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