Benefits of Healthy Eating Healthy eating is the right choice for everyone’s body, how many of the people know are eating healthy these days? There are many benefits to the body when people eat healthy. The three benefits that point out are keeping a healthy weight, preventing health problems and acquiring more energy. Even though there are people who think there are no health risks when they avoid eating healthy, eating healthy helps them have a healthier body, and prevent diseases and other risks to the body.
Some reasons people may avoid healthy eating are that they are not financially able to buy the necessary items to have a healthy diet or that they just don’t know how to maintain a healthful diet. Everyone’s body is different so people need to find the right way to develop a healthy eating habit for there selves, so they can receive the most out of eating a healthy meal every day. “Most health experts recommend eating a balanced, healthy diet to maintain or lose weight. But what exactly is a healthy diet?
The basic components of a healthy diet include the right amount of: Protein (found in fish, meat, poultry, dairy products, eggs, nuts, and beans), Fat (found in animal and dairy products, nuts and oils), Carbohydrates (found in fruits, vegetables, pasta, rice, grains, beans, and other legumes and sweets), Vitamins (such as vitamins a, b, c, d, e, and k), Minerals (such as calcium, potassium, and iron),Water” (WEB-MD, 1995-2010) Keeping a healthy weight is easier if there is a good diet to back it up. When there are healthy eating habits families and friends will follow the pattern also (Barr. 005). When people are trying to keep a healthy weight by eating right, they need to make sure that they stay away from the fatty junk foods that are high in calories; they are supposed to burn more calories than they take in during a meal. “If you are currently overweight, you will be able to lose that weight more easily-and maintain it long term. Most people who lose weight with fad diets gain it right back again when they go back to there normal eating patterns. With a healthy diet that you maintain for life you will lose that weight once and maintain it long term” (Bruton, 2009. p1).
Fad diets are usually quick fixes to solve people’s weight issues. Not only are they not a long-term fix for a healthy weight loss they are bad on peoples metabolism. Metabolism is the rate at which the body burns calories and when you burn calories you lose weight. Most fad diets concentrate on losing weight too quickly which do not focus on burning fat cells just water weight, and they limit the amount of carbohydrates people take in, which is an important part of burning fat cells. These diets deprive the body of nutrients the body needs to stay healthy and lose weight (Sletten, June 4, 2007).
When people don’t eat healthy and then they are at a non-healthy weight that in its self can lead to many diseases and health risks associated with not eating healthy. Obesity is a killer in America today and not eating healthy is the main reason people are not maintain that healthy weight. When people combine healthy eating and exercising together, they will be successful in a healthy weight loss plan that will help the body keep the unnecessary weight off. Developing a healthy lifestyle and maintaining weight is also a way to prevent diseases and health risks.
The health risks are enormous when people don’t have a healthy way of eating, and many of those risks you will not realize is going on until it is too late. “Healthy eating is one of the best things you can do to prevent health problems such as: Heart disease, Stroke, High blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, And some types of cancer” (WEB-MD, 2009) Not just eating too much food is a health risk but eating too little can affect the body in a bad way. “What happens when we do not consume what we need to maintain our health?
Gum disease, heart disease, muscle deterioration, vision loss, and anorexia occur when we do not get the necessary food our body needs. Even when we can’t consume enough actual food, we can supplement the vitamins and minerals our bodies need in order to maintain some healthy functioning. You have only to walk down the aisle at your local supermarket to discover that there has been a vitamin revolution. Every possible vitamin and mineral needed by the body is available in capsule, pill, tablet, or powder form.
Once your body has reached the point of unhealthy functioning, or you have placed such a strain on your body from over consumption that one of the related diseases has taken hold, it’s almost impossible to correct one problem without creating another” (Fir, 2005. p1). This is why eating the right amount and the right foods and staying away from alcohol are the best way to go. Having a healthy diet is not as far fetched as people may think all they need to do is develop a healthy eating habit and stick to it.
If society doesn’t start thinking about the health risks that follow by not eating healthy and drinking alcohol in the future can be deadly because some of the major organs in the body can stop working from not being properly taken care of, and alcohol can play a major part in this also. “By eating healthy you are boosting your energy levels, improving your bodily Functions and helping to improve your immune. By eating a healthy diet and combining this with exercise you could end up living a longer more vibrant life” (Bruton, 2009. 1). When people eat healthy it helps them have more energy, and having more energy will help them get through every day with out dragging along. “You will enjoy life more and have more energy to face the tasks before you” (Bruton, 2009. Pg1). “Healthy eating will help you get the right balance of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. It will help you feel your best and have plenty of energy” (WEB-MD, 2009). When people start out with a healthy breakfast, it will improve there energy to start your day.
Try not to eat very much food with sugar and fat and caffeine because to much of these consumptions will make your energy level rise then people will crash and burn in the end. Eating these types of foods are just like a temporary fix for increasing energy. Wants everyone starts to eat healthy they will see a change in their attitude because they will have more energy and not dread what they are doing all day because they will feel refreshed and ready to go. Healthy eating helps the body in many ways.
Even though people may still think there are no health risks from not eating healthy, at least reading this they may know that eating healthy helps them have a healthier body and can help prevent diseases and health risks. All in all eating healthy and keeping that habit will keep your body going. Making healthy eating a common practice in peoples home will help improve their health as well as their way of life (Barr. 2005). Whenever people know that they are eating healthy they wake up everyday with a new outlook on life.
People may want to try new activities and challenges for themselves and do some old activities and challenges that they haven’t done in years because they will feel good and have the energy to make it all happen. If people are for sure following the food pyramid and getting the right amount of each food group for their body there should be no worries in the future. “Having support from others can be a huge help the more support you have, the easier it will be to make changes. Ask family and friends to practice healthy eating with you. Have hem help you make meals, and share healthy, delicious recipes and cooking tips” (WEB-MD, 2009). If everyone would take a stand with there health they can help the future generations to come how to live longer fuller lives without the health risks that come along with not choosing to have a healthy diet. References Barr, A. (2005, April). Be healthy, Be Happy: The Surprising benefits of eating right and being active-for everybody. (Keep Your Family Healthy) Bruton, L. J. (2009). The 5 key Benefits of Healthy Eating. EzineArticles. Retrieved from ttp://ezinearticles. com/? The-5-Key-Benefits-of-Eating-Healthy&id=448945 Fir, A. (2006). Risk of Eating Unhealthy. EzineArticles. Retrieved from http://ezinearticles. com/? Risk-of-Eating-Unhealthy&id=133755 Swanbrow, D. (2009). Benefits of Long-Term Excercise, Healthy Eating Habits in Young Adults. University of Michigan. Retrieved from http://www. medicalnewstoday. com/articles/161597. php WEB-MD. (2009). Healthy Eating-Overview. Retrieved from http://www. webmd. com/food-recipes/tc/healthy-eating-overview WEB-MD. (1995- 2010).
Healthy Eating for Weight Loss. Retrieved from http://women. webmd. com/guide/nutrition-101-how-to-eat-healthy Sletten, D. L. (June 4, 2007). Eight Reasons Why Fad Diets Don’t Work. Associated Content. Retrieved from http://www. associatedcontent. com/article/259552/eight_reasons_why_fad_diets_dont_ work_pg2. html? cat=51 What is the main point of this essay? | There are three main benefits when a person eats healthy; maintaining a healthy weight, preventing health problems, and added energy. | What is the greatest strength of this essay? The author really gets his/her point, eating healthy has many benefits for a person’s body, across. | Does the introduction grab your interest and make you want to read on? Explain your answer. | There is a question in the introduction, but neither it nor the remainder of the introduction really grabs my attention. I think the author did a good job explaining what the essay will be about though. | What material does not seem to fit the main point of the essay or does not seem to be appropriate for the audience? | I think everything fits.
The author did not go off on a tangent or talk about unrelated facts, in my opinion. | Where should the author add more details or examples? Explain your answer. | I would like to learn more of what type of diet is beneficial. The author explained how fad diets do not work, but is there a diet the author recommends? | Where is the writing unclear or vague? | I found a few confusing sentences (especially in the first paragraph) as well as run-on sentences. I think the author mistakenly switched out a few words for other versions.
Just re-reading and adjusting a few things should fix it. | What is your favorite part of this piece of writing? | I liked how the essay was an overview. It would be very easy to go way in depth into a lot of the information. By doing that I think some of the information would have gone over the head of some of the readers. | What other comments might you provide for the author? | I liked the essay, but my only suggestion would be to re-read. A few of the sentences slowed me and could probably be made shorter and more to the point. |