Poor eating has a direct impact on our health and can stop us from functioning at our best. If you’re not eating well, it will have a direct and important effect on your ability to fight disease, heal from injuries, produce new blood cells and products, it affect the skin hair and eyes, your thinking and memory, protection from disease and general feeling of energy, mood and wellbeing.
A poor diet is one where intake of one or more of the important food groups is inadequate or missing. Not eating enough fruit and vegetables, having a high fat diet by regular take-away meals or frequent eating out, avoiding breads and cereals particularly wholegrain cereals, eating a vegetarian diet where the protein foods are not replaced adequately are all examples of poor diet. You don’t have to be overweight to have a poor diet in fact many people of healthy weight eat poorly and are at greater risk of long term ill health.
Some health problems linked with poor diet
- type 2 diabetes
- gall bladder disease
- high blood cholesterol and triglycerides
- high blood pressure
- some cancers
- impaired fertility
- lower back pain.
If you’re serious about improving your lifestyle, now is the time to improve what and how much you eat. Healthy eating helps you keep up your energy, gives you a stronger immune system, improves your state of mind, decreases your risk of disease and, helps you lose weight, which in turn will help lower your blood pressure, blood fats such as cholesterol and triglyceride and reduce your type 2 diabetes risk.
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