You’ll be happier
What we eat has an impact on our mood. Certain foods like bananas, turkey and yogurt contain tryptophan, which can help boost our mood. Eating the right foods can also help stabilise your blood sugar and prevent energy slumps, which can leave us feeling irritable and moody.
You’ll be more productive
To function optimally your brain needs quality fuel. Eating a healthy, balanced diet will provide your brain and body with more sustainable energy, which will help to improve productivity at home and at work.
You’ll feel calmer
Certain foods have the ability to moderate our body’s level of cortisol, one of our stress hormones. For example, foods rich in protein, vitamin C, omega 3 fats and magnesium can support healthy adrenal function, which helps us produce less of these stress hormones.
You’ll control your weight
Simple healthy choices such as replacing fizzy drinks and fruit juice with water, eating more vegetables with meals rather than excess carbohydrates, and increasing your intake of protein-rich foods like lean meat, pulses, fish and eggs can help maintain a healthy body composition.
You’ll eat less
When you eat a healthier diet full of fresh ingredients, you will find that you feel fuller for longer, meaning you are less likely to snack on low nutrient foods.
Food tastes better
Healthy food can taste delicious if it’s prepared well. In addition, as you consume more healthy options, you’ll find that your taste buds change and you will crave sweet or salty foods much less often, and enjoy natural fresh flavors instead.
You’ll age better
Fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants, which can help protect your skin and your body from ageing. Other foods like oily fish, rich in omega 3 fats, are known to be protective for the brain and heart as we age.
You’ll get fitter
Healthy eating can fuel your body so that you feel more energized and more motivated to exercise regularly.
You’ll be healthier, and so will your family
Unhealthy eating – especially over the long term – can be a risk factor for chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Change your diet and you can help prevent ongoing health conditions. By adopting a healthy diet, you are also a good role model for your family and this will encourage them to adopt long-term healthy habits.