20 reasons you should eat healthy

Healthy eating and its benefits

I am sure that if you were told there was a pill that had all these benefits with absolutely no side effects you would not hesistate to take it ! Well that pill exists, you have to take it daily and it has the shape of fresh fruits, fish, whole grain products and legumes.

But before I continue, I want to clarify something.

Eating healthy doesn’t mean that you will always eat food that provides nutrients, that is low in sugars or in fats.

It is normal to want to eat food just for the pleasure of it.

Cookies, chocolate, candies, fries, or bacon are not the most nutritious foods out there but they are also a normal part of our diet.

If most of the time you eat balanced and nutrient-rich meals and snacks and then sometimes you treat yourself to something sweet or salty or fatty, you are still considered a healthy eater.

Actually, it is the 80/20 percent rule. If 80 % of the time you eat healthy and 20% of the time you don’t eat healthy food then you are still considered a healthy eater.

Healthy eating is :

BenefitsFood examples
Mood raiserEdamame, wheat germ, beets, okra, spinach
Energy boosterClams, oysters, mussels, tuna, beef
Life extenderSalmon, trout, herring, almonds, sunflower seeds, wheat germ
Depression preventerSpinach, asparagus, red beans, lentils, flaxseeds, Milk, oysters, clams
PMS reducerOatmeal, rye bread, chick peas, milk, soy milk, Brazil nuts
Heart strengthenerSalmon, sardines, trout, lentils, kidney beans, peppers, tofu
Bone reinforcerMilk, berries, Kefir, pumpkin seeds, cashews, quinoa, sesame seeds, asparagus
Fertility chargerAlmonds, wheat germ, whole grain cereals, peppers, papaya, oysters, crayfish
Sleep helperMilk, pumpkin seeds, salmon, trout, sardines
Inflammation reducerberries, lentils, walnuts, olive oil, edamame, fresh herbs, spices
Digestion stimulatorChick peas, beans, water, oat, grapefruits, pumpernickel bread, barley
Immune system promoterPeppers, papaya, mango, Vitamin D fortified milk, tuna, clams, oysters
Skin smootherWhole grains, soy milk, salmon, walnuts, sardines, olive oil, tomatoes, rosemary
Sex drivercoriander, oysters, clams, ginger, artichokes, oat, brazil nuts
Relaxation maxerThe best : a mediterranean diet
Eye strengthener Kale, marrow, sweet potato, pumpkin, carrots, wheat germ, oysters, salmon, hazelnuts, peppers, mango
Breathing facilitator Mediterranean diet
Muscle builderchicken, fish, tofu, chick peas, beans, whole grain cereals, milk
PH balancerberries, celery, asparagus, melon, green leaves, ginger, pumpkin seeds, chestnuts, figues, lima beans, kefir, tea
Brain boosterWhole grain cereals, salmon, trout, sardines, berries, black beans, brazil nuts, liver, spinach, yeast

 

Please understand that no food has the power to cure you or help you alone. It is a whole balanced diet that makes a difference. You cannot hope for a better mood just because you eat edamames.
But you can start by incorporating some of these foods into your diet. Because at the end of the day, a healthy diet is the combinationof the food you eat.

If you have any comments please do not hesitate to share them below this post.  It will be a pleasure for me to read what you have to say.
Do you think that you respect the rule of 80/20 percent ?
After looking at this table, what new food are you going to incorporate into your diet ?

All the best,

SOFIA
R.D



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