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Healthy Eating

The Benefits and Roles on the Body

Milford Bryant

Com150 Effective Essay Writing

Dana Kerrigan

December 20, 2008

Over time sitting and eating at the table with family has slowly drifted away. Now with all the new restaurants popping up everywhere he or she turns, who has time to stop and eat healthy? While most people do not take time for themselves, one must take time out for their bodies. Healthy eating is the number one priority when it comes to having a healthy body. Though not everyone may eat healthy, healthy eating contributes to weight loss, better performance, improves body health, reduces risk of illnesses, and lowers health care cost. If the want is there, be assured that the benefits of eating healthy are abundant. To understand the factors of obtaining a healthy eating habit, one must first be aware that eating healthy is not going to be easy.

Healthy eating will help to contribute to weight loss. A change in many of the diets that people use or are on, prove to be beneficial and substantial ways of controlling their weight. Everyone has a particular system in there bodies. One persons’ diet is never the same as another. One has to go by what there body is lacking and may need more to benefit that problem. For many of people, eating healthy on a regular basis is something we do not have time for (Bruton, 2007). The average person is relying on the wrong type of diet or eating the improper amounts of servings needed throughout the day. By revising ones’ diet, he or she will raise there metabolism, which in turn, burns fat. While diets are a beneficial way to lose weight, without routine exercise, ones’ body will not reach optimal health. Exercising three to four times a week, along with proper dieting can optimize the body’s full physical potential. Many people rely on a quick snack or not eating the meals our body’s need, as a means to control our weight. That is a amount of foods during the day. This brings one to the beginning of the day.

Starting the day off right, by eating healthy is essential to our bodies. This brings up the most important meal of the day, breakfast! As most people wake up every morning in a frantic rush out of the house they just do not seem to stop and give their bodies what it needs. Nutrition, this is vital to ones’ body health. Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. Not only will breakfast give one the needed energy to start the day, having breakfast can give many different health benefits. The right breakfast foods can improve concentration, give people strength, and even help maintain a healthy weight (Zelman, 2007). Eating a healthy breakfast showed to improve concentration and performance in the workplace and classroom. Along with the energy boost he or she gets, their body has more strength and endurance to do those many physical activities they hurdle at work and home. Healthy eating starts when people wake up, and with a balanced breakfast, their body will start to maximize the benefits of eating healthy.

For the body to maximize all of the energy and performance benefits, one must also follow the ‘Food Pyramid’. The food pyramid started in 1992, and changed in 1995. The old pyramid had everyone placed with the same number of servings depending on calorie intake. The old food pyramid for obtaining the proper daily allowances now has modified for today’s society. Energy and performance benefits will increase throughout the day by continuing to eat the proper number of servings and portions of the food groups. Every person has different needs for their own bodies. Now, in the age were we all having different needs; there is a build-your-own-pyramid. This is a new way to figure out the right amount of each food group and servings he or she may need daily depending solely on their bodies and activities carried out through the day. Since everyone has a unique internal clock, the...
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