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How healthy eating affects your lifestyle

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How healthy eating affects your lifestyle The food and drink you consume can have a large impact on your lifestyle. Therefore if someone consumes healthier food and drink they are more likely to have a better lifestyle. In fact, the food we eat has a direct impact on our physical, mental and emotional health. There are a number of factors a person should take into account when eating and considering their diet. A balanced diet is sometimes assumed to be no sugary or fatty foods whatsoever, this common misconception is untrue as we need the calories and energy levels these foods provide to go about our daily routine. A balanced diet needs to consist of every food group in order for the body to get what it requires. Healthy eating basically means balancing a diet so the body gets the required nutrients. What is a balanced diet made up of? Healthy Eating is vital for the body to function properly because in fact the body needs 40 different nutrients in order to work correctly. ...read more.

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Carbohydrates provide us with energy to be able to exercise, these are the main energy source of the body, they can be found in foods such as pasta. Fatty foods should only be consumed in small amounts, and even then people should still stay away from very fatty and sugary foods, for example anyone should stay clear of foods very high in saturated fats. Fats provide the human body with energy but the body only requires a small amount of fat. How this impacts lifestyle The diet and eating pattern someone follows has more of an effect on our lifestyle than we realise. It only becomes clear how it can affect a person when we see a seriously obese person or a person who is overly skinny. In fact having an unhealthy eating pattern can have very subtle yet still important effects on a person's lifestyle. For example a bad diet will inevitably lead to malnutrition which will make a person ill, affecting their lifestyle. ...read more.

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A person should not smoke at all if they want to lead a healthy lifestyle since this simply leads to many different health problems later in life. To summarise my report, every person's healthy diet will be specific to the lifestyle they lead, for example if a person leads a lifestyle which involves a lot of weightlifting and bodybuilding, they should consume more protein to aid muscle growth however they must not neglect the other food groups, or a person who does little exercise should consume less carbohydrates as they will not burn off the calories they are putting on, leading to an increased weight. The thing I feel most people should cut down on is the amount of salt people consume. The sodium in salt is important for controlling the water levels in the body however over consumption of salt has been strongly linked to high blood pressure and even heart disease. The salt content in home cooked meals are a lot lower than in ready meals therefore simply eating more home cooked meals such as pasta and roast beef would lower the salt intake of a person who ate a lot of ready meals significantly. ...read more.

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