You are what you eat.
Very few people realize how true this is.
Food is literally fuel your body uses to run itself, and the growth, development and maintenance of your body is down to the quality of the food you eat.
But very few people care about this.
They eat badly all their lives and it catches up with them later.
Poor diets are the reason why so many people are sick and run down these days. And are also the culprit behind soaring rates of obesity, cancer and heart attacks.
Not only that, bad diets are causing life expectancy rates to plummet (Even though medicine is more advanced than ever.)
But the reverse is also true.
Food can be a tool which improves your health and eliminates disease.
In this way it can be thought of as a type of medicine.
And if you eat the right food it will create biochemical reactions inside of your body which heal and build it.
This is why it’s so important to eat right.
According to experts your diet should include a wide variety of grains, fruits, vegetables, protein and dairy.
Each of these food groups provide benefits to you.
Grains contain protein which is a building block for bone, muscle, cartilage, skin and blood. They give you a feeling of fullness without as many calories, which will help you lose weight over time.
Plus grains contain a variety of other minerals which help your body, and can reduce the risk of some chronic diseases.
Fruits are the world’s best source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
These allow your immune system to function properly, give you energy and reduce the risk of cancer.
Vegetables also contain vitamins and minerals which help fight disease, and are a good source of dietary fibre, which improves digestion and the absorption of nutrients.
Dairy products like cheese are filled with two important nutrients, calcium and protein.
Dairy also contains Vitamin D which is needed to make your bones strong and help prevent osteoporosis.
These 4 food groups can be combined into 1000’s of different meals, and eating them will help you maintain optimum health.
At the same time, make sure to drink plenty of water, and avoid sugary beverages – which are a major source of calories.
(And also try to reduce the amount of salt, alcohol and unhealthy fats in your diet.)