Until I was about 25 years old, I didn’t really care that much about what I was eating. I just ate what I thought had a good taste. I didn’t think about how the body works or if the food was healthy or not. It was first when I realized that I didn’t feel well, that I started to reflect on this. I tried to follow a diet, but I couldn’t follow through for very long and go back to my old habits. One diet after the other and none helped me. I gained weight again, felt tired and unwell in my body. Finally, I had enough and thought I have to learn how the body and mind works. I started to read books about this topic, loads of books.
If we know how the body and mind works it’s easier to understand why we should choose healthy food for our body instead of fast food. Yes, if we know why, it also makes more sense to us to choose to live healthy in general.
So why does our body need food/nutrients?
- Food is a source of energy and helps to keep a constant body temperature.
- The organism can’t manufacture certain nutrients itself.
- It needs the essential nutrients for health and growth.
- For mental and physical development, most important for infants and children.
- For cell regeneration and tissue renewal.
- For the immune defense.
- To enable regeneration and repair processes in the body.
Following Nutrients are our Most Important Energy Sources:
CARBOHYDRATES – Food for your Brain
Examples of healthy carbohydrates:
Examples of “empty” carbohydrates, which we should eat as rarely as possible:
- Sweets & chocolates
- Cookies and cakes
- Processed Juices
PROTEIN – an Essential Repair- and Building Material for our Body.
Examples of proteins:
- Milk products
Healthy FATS are Vital for the Body Functions.
Examples of healthy fats:
- Vegetable oils
Examples of fats, which we should eat as rarely as possible:
Following Nutritions/Agents are also a Vital Necessity for our Body:
Without these agents, nothing works. As a comparison thinks of an electric light bulb, only electricity can make the light bulb shine. The agents are catalysts, which starts the processes in our body.
The most Important Nutrition of all is WATER,
without water no life on earth.
More detailed information about the essential nutrients will be a subject in coming blogs.
Now, all this information may seem hard to translate into action. Therefore, I recommend implementing just one small change at a time.
Following tip is a good and quite easy step to start with: Habit Changer: Water
Enjoy your life, happy & healthy!
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If you have any questions I’d be more than pleased to answer them.