How Much of a Factor Does Nutrition Play in Physical Well Being??

@artistry (4153)
United States
December 8, 2009 4:45pm CST
Do you think if we all ate better and more nutritious food, that we would be healthier in the long run? Do you try to think about nutrition when you select the foods you eat?
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@thorgrym (677)
• United States
15 Jan 10
I definitely think that health is directly tied to proper nutrition. The problems arise from the fact that there is so much conflicting information out there regarding what is and isn't good for us. Vegetarian, vegan, omnivore, low fat, low carb, etc. Studies that show we need to supplement as well as those that show that supplementation is harmful... There is as much misinformation as there is information. I have recently started following the Maker's diet. It is basically as return to natural foods - no processed or artificial stuff. My primary reason for this is that I have symptoms of MS (though there are other potential causes). I have every reason to believe that this diet can help me to rid my body of the toxins that may be causing it.
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• Canada
20 Dec 09
I do absolutely believe that if I eat nutritious food, I will be healthy in the long run. Even some people will take it as a sacrifice to eat healthy food. (What's so bad about it anyway? O_O) I sometimes like sweet treats and fattening food, but when my eating habit has changed, I crave it less, and then I started to like what I'm eating now, the healthy food. It is a long term practice for one to become conscious about what to feed into the body. I still believe that we can still enjoy eating delicious food and being healthy in the same time. (Somehow, those junk foods I used to love don't seem to taste good anymore!) Most diseases that we have nowadays are somehow related to the deficiency of nutrition and toxins from what we eat. Nutrition is absolutely the main factor in physical well being.
@leeloo (1492)
• Portugal
9 Dec 09
Physical and Mental health is relative to what a person eats. A healthy diet will help with stress, reduce onset of illness and increase life expectancy and the quality with which it's lived. Sleep is another factor in a healthy lifestyle. I would not have a weight problem if I watched what I eat and did my exercise. Though I have been on healthy diets, not eating highly processed foods and exercising regularly I felt better, I had more energy and my mental acuity was improved. The thing is fast food is so enticing because of that, it is fast and easy. The thing is they are often empty calories compromising mostly fat, which makes me lethargic. So the maxim - You are what you eat.
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@artistry (4153)
• United States
11 Dec 09
....Hi leeloo, Your comments are right on target. We are basically what we consume, the better we eat, the healthier we are and the better we will feel. Our daily lives will be much more productive and we will not get sick as much as we do, if we would only try to eat foods that are nourishing and not full of empty calories, even though they may taste good to the palette. Thanks so much for your informative comments. Take care. Sorry to take so long responding, my computer freezes on me and it takes a long time getting on line some days.
• Philippines
8 Dec 09
Hi there, yes I do... always do. Health wise, to keep my body fit and healthy I chose healthy foods and make sure it gives me the right nutrients that my body needs. I love veggies for you can get a lot of vitamins and minerals in it. I also love milk for calcium; fish and meat as source of protein; tomatoes for lycopene as an antioxidant; and a lot more. Being healthy is also being wise. To keep moving, you have to maintain a healthy lifestyle by having a healthy diet.
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@artistry (4153)
• United States
12 Dec 09
....Hi krystalheart, You are probably the exception, most of us just grab something that may taste good but is not that healthy for us. In order to have good health, we should be doing as you do, selecting foods which will help us not to gain weight and not contribute to illnesses in the long run. Paying more attention to what we put in our bodies would go a long way to being much healthier over time. Thank you and take care.