What you eat really does have an effect on how you feel. Eating whole foods and avoiding junk food — a clean eating lifestyle — can keep you healthy or help you regain your health if you haven't been well. Follow these precepts and you will have a better chance at living an active life:

  • It’s easier to maintain a healthy weight, which reduces the risk of several diseases.

  • Eating a good variety of foods ensures you get adequate amounts of most essential nutrients.

  • Relying on whole foods is the best way to get a good combination of micronutrients.

  • Whole foods keep you satisfied longer so you’re less tempted by junk foods.

  • Foods high in micronutrients can help reduce cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar.

  • There are some nutrients we haven’t yet identified that are present in whole foods but not in supplements.

  • Whole foods help keep your digestive system regular.

  • Eating a healthy diet makes you stronger so you can stay more active.

  • Avoiding artificial ingredients keeps your cells strong so your body systems work efficiently.

  • If you feel good, you’re more likely to take care of yourself in other ways.