How Whole Foods and Eating Clean Help You Stay Healthy - dummies

How Whole Foods and Eating Clean Help You Stay Healthy

By Consumer Dummies

Part of Eating Clean For Dummies Cheat Sheet

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.