Benefits of Healthy Eating

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The benefits of eating healthily are separated into 3 main categories, which include physical, social and emotional benefits. My view on the benefits of healthy eating is that you can eat what you want to, but in moderation.

Some of the physical benefits of healthy eating include maintaining good body weight, supporting your body while you are growing so that you can reach your full physical potential, give you more energy to participate in physical activity, and some studies have shown that a balanced diet will ensure you have the essential nutrients you need for your brain to function efficiently.

Social benefits of healthy eating can lower health costs, and work can be much more productive. This will ultimately save people money, buildings and businesses can be built faster, more people will then join the community, and more people will join the sporting teams available.

Some emotional health benefits include having more confidence and higher self esteem, people accept and like their body image and enjoy things more. Being emotionally healthy and happy with your body and what you put into it can also reduce the number of people who suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia.

Consuming too much or too little food can be because people are in very diverse situations. The Australian Dietary Guidelines state that people should eat according to their energy needs. This means that a more active person should be consuming more carbohydrates than someone who is pretty much inactive.

Not consuming enough food may lead to eating disorders, which can eventually lead to osteoporosis, major organs shutting down and death. An example of not eating enough is if a person’s energy expenditure is greater than their food intake. This means that if a person eats an apple or something small then decides to hit the gym for a few hours, the body won’t have enough energy to burn, therefore leading to weight loss, a decrease in muscle bulk and a...
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