It is a goal for many to eat healthy. Whether or not many of us achieve that goal is a different matter. Nonetheless, there is such a thing as going overboard; there are men and women who become so focused on what they eat that they hardly make time for anything else in their lives.
Orthorexia nervosa normally starts as a way to learn how to eat healthy; this results in a man or women placing all his or her focus into controlling each portion of food consumed. Truthfully, orthorexia nervosa is not a condition that is diagnosable by the mental health community; fortunately, there is assistance from highly trained counselors for individuals who feel they need help in dealing with eating disorders.
Having said that, whether you are trying to get in shape, lose weight or live a healthier life, there are many benefits to eating healthy. No matter what is your motivation, here are some reasons for more foods packed with nutrients in your diet.
• You will be more productive. Eating unhealthy foods can place you at an increased risk at 66% of productivity loss. Our brains need quality fuel; eating a balanced, healthy diet can enable your body to fuel more energy and increase your work productivity.
• You will be happier. What we eat has an impact on our brains.
• Certain foods have the ability to manage the level of the stress hormone, referred to as cortisol. Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C and magnesium can help diminish cortisol levels.
• You can control your weight. Replacing soda with water, consuming carrots instead of potato chips, and ordering a side salad in place of French fries will help you lose weight and save money in the process.
• You won’t be as hungry. Quality is more important than quantity in eating healthier. Fresh foods entail fewer fillers of low nutrients which the body can burn through rapidly. What’s better than purchasing and consuming less food, and having more money in your savings?
Orthorexia nervosa may be a concern for a small percentage of individuals, but fortunately, there are many benefits to healthy eating. Many of these benefits can impact your savings. If you remain healthy, then you will have less medical bills to pay; by reducing food intake, you’ll not only eat less, but you will have less groceries to purchase.
Bottom Line: Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion. There is one thing for sure, healthy eating will always have a positive impact on a person’s health and well-being.