So our food can be divided up into both Macro and Micro nutrients which are the fuel our bodies use. Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals that we need for our body. The letters like Vitamin A,B,C and so forth. They are also things like Iodine, and other minerals and antioxidants. They are things we need to survive. But we often don’t recognize the effects if we don’t eat enough of them. They affect our health in a big way. Then there are the Macronutrients. Specifically, they refer to carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. If we don’t get these we can notice problems pretty quickly. When these are out of whack it affects our weight drastically. When you look at the package of a food most of the nutrition facts deal with Macronutrients. Which are the proteins, fats, and carbs. Both micro and macronutrients are very important to our health and wellness.
The action you could put into place that would make the most difference in your life is looking at the nutrition facts on every package or food that you buy. This is the best way to reduce your sugar intake. Look at the label for things like the number of sugars, also the carbs and compare them with the number of dietary fibers. If it is high in fiber then your body will use up many more sugars. Other things to look at are saturated or trans fat. You want these to be 0 or very low. Omega 3 fatty acids and saturated fats are important building blocks of the body and are used by the brain. Some proteins can only be obtained by the body thru diet. So eating high quality proteins is imperative. This action will give you sensational rewards!
Research shows time and again that what we eat affects our Mental wellbeing as well as our physical health. The relationship between obesity and mental health problems is complex. Results from a 2010 systematic review found two-way associations between depression and obesity, finding that people who were obese had a 55% increased risk of developing depression over time, whereas people experiencing depression had a 58% increased risk of becoming obese. This fits so well as Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate sleep, appetite, mediate moods, and inhibit pain. Since about 95% of your serotonin is produced in your gastrointestinal tract, and your gastrointestinal tract is lined with a hundred million nerve cells, or neurons, this makes it a “second brain” so it makes sense that the inner workings of your digestive system don’t just help you digest food, but also guide your emotions.
Pay close attention to how eating different foods and when you eat them change the way you feel. Not just in the moment but the next day? To kick your body into high gear and start feeling good fast, Harvard School suggests eating “clean” for 2 or three weeks (cutting out all processed foods and sugar). You can then reintroduce them one by one and see how it causes you to feel. I did an eating plan like this, it changed my health and my diet. I recommend it! I have something you could follow if you want help developing a plan to set up a time for us to talk. Change what you eat and it will change your life.
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