Improving Your Diet can Improve Your Life
Schneck Medical Center - March 17, 2021

Healthy Diet, Healthy You: 2 Ways Improving Your Diet can Improve Your Life

“You are what you eat.” We’ve all heard this before, and it’s not usually the diet advice we want. However, there’s more truth to the cliche than people think! Food fuels everything we do, which means the type of fuel you put in the tank will change how your machine functions. If you want to improve your life, you can start with improving your diet. See for yourself with two ways a healthy diet can lead to a healthier you.

1. Increase Your Energy

Your body converts the food you eat into the energy that helps you get ready for work, take a math test, or whatever you do throughout the day. If you’re fueling that day with processed foods, too much sugar, and not enough essential vitamins or minerals, your machine loses its efficiency.
 
Think about how your body is impacted by your physical environment. When your workload is lighter, you feel more productive. When you work out with less resistance, your body can go further.
 
Similarly, when you eat healthier foods, your internal environment is more efficient. Things like fruits, vegetables, and lean meat provide lasting energy sources while being less work to digest. Not only are you using less energy to consume them, you’re gaining more energy from them.

2. Improve Your Mood

Healthy food is also good for your brain. It shares a connection with your digestive system, and each side influences the other. Eating healthy food promotes the production of good bacteria (which your gut needs to function) as well as neurotransmitters (which your brain uses to communicate with your body). The presence of good bacteria sends the message that your systems are functioning correctly.
 
Your brain then translates these positive messages into your mood. As a result, eating right can make you feel better. There are lots of ways to eat better; you just have to find the one that works.

Get Started Today

Healthy food helps you get more done and feel good doing it, which leads to a healthier you. A body that functions efficiently is better at warding off illness and disease, which improves your overall quality of life. Talk to your doctor today about how to get started with a healthy diet.