Sunday, April 10, 2016

10 Reasons To Consider Eating Healthy!!!


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10 Reasons To Consider Eating Healthy


Eating healthy doesn't have to be complicated.

It really doesn't...

All that's required is a commitment to keep learning
& being willing to continue to take steps forward.

And what is "eating healthy" exactly?

As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, I have been asked this
type of question quite often.

In response to this, one of my fav quotes to share with others is,
"If it was here around 100 years ago, then it's healthy."

So, if it WASN'T around when our grandparents were eating??
Then avoid it. Lessen your consumption of it.

To sum it up, the less processed & packaged the better.





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***Note: this article is not intended to diagnose, cure, 
treat or prevent any disease. 

It is for educational purposes only.

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Now, onto the why behind choosing healthy eating habits.

I think once you read these reasons, and really
let them soak in, you'll realize (much like I have as of late)
that the reasons for eating health FAR outweigh
any reason to continue just eating "whatever"...

So, here goes:

My Top Ten Reasons For Eating Health


1) Increased Energy.

At first, however, your energy may actually wane.
If you make a whole bunch of dramatic changes, you may
actually "shock" your body for a short time.

But then, I always hear this over & over again: INCREASE of energy!
It becomes easier to get through the day, and if you keep
being consistent, then you may find yourself actually 
looking forward to each day more than you have before.

Now, that's worth watching what you eat.


2) Nicer Skin.

Skin, in the nutritional world, is seen as one of our detox organs.
We also link it to our digestive & absorption health.

The better choices we make with our food, the easier time 
our digestion will have.




3) Improved digestion.

For someone like myself, that is digestion uh,"sensitive"
I can tell when I fall off the eat healthy "wagon".

A birthday party. A special event.
I usually allow myself some leeway.

However, it's not without a cost...usually in the form of digestive distress.

Eating food that is natural (aka not man-made, but
God made) will be easier for your body to break down, recognize, absorb & assimilate.

I can hear your body humming already...


4) Better Moods.

Mood disorders are related to so many factors that are beyond the scope
of this article.

However, google "mood disorders & changing diet" and you will find


5) Supports The Immune System.

As a Mama of 6, I no longer think it's a coincidence
that during the Christmas holidays (with treats galore!)
the kids are more prone to illness.

Of course, there's the extra people we're around,
but I do see a difference from when I've just let them
eat whatever/whenever versus trying to eat somewhat healthy.

One thing that improves as you eat healthier, is you 
should be consuming less sugar.

and fresh fruits & veggies contain loads of antioxidants, it makes sense
that as you eat healthier, you should see your
immune system begin to function much better!


6) Weight Loss.

Now, this may not be your goal, but as you begin to nourish
your body properly, you should see an improvement
in your body composition over time.

Over time is the key. Slow & steady is the best way.

I also personally don't believe weight loss should be the 
main factor for improving the diet, but instead, should
be a nice side effect :)




7) Better Taste Buds.

I have found this time & time again.

As people begin to eat more nutrient dense foods,
they will find their body begins to crave & prefer it
over the "junk food" counterparts.

As you make healthy choices, and reap the benefits of doing so,
your body will now more easily recognize the side effects
of junk foods (feeling tired & lethargic are two that I experience),
and want to avoid them!


8) Supports The Cardiovascular System.

With all the stats on heart attacks, and it being the NUMBER ONE
killer in the US, it is easy to see why we ALL should be concerned.


So cut back on those dreaded junkier foods, 
and stock up on tons of fresh produce!!!


9) Brain Boost.


It's true.


So, let's not forget that the same healthy nutrient rich foods that 
support the other systems in the body, will also support the brain!


10)  To Be Able To Fulfill Your Call

All of us have a particular call on our lives.

A purpose.

A place where God would have us serve.
Our gifts & talents were given for something greater than ourselves.


Our calling is to glorify Him in whatever we do.


Colossians 3:23/24 
"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. 
You are serving the Lord Christ."


As we begin to take better care of ourselves,
and our energy increases, and our bodies 
begin to respond positively over time,
then we will be able to do ALL that He has called us to
with the motivation & strength which He gives us!


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Looking to make some improvements in your health?

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A Word Of Caution & Concern For Those Still Suffering--> 

Now, if there are other outstanding health issues that won't respond 100% to 
improving the diet, then you may want to supplement as well. 

This is where a good quality Nutritionist can help
you assess where your money would be best spent.

However, even after using supplements & healthy eating, 
and seeing specialists, and taking medications...

You may still be in a season of waiting on your body to respond
to something...ANYthing.

I know loved ones that suffer daily from 

Know that healthy eating is still worth it, as it can help
support all of your body's functions.

Keep seeking answers. Keep praying for wisdom.

Keep researching.

But know, that you're not alone dear friends.

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19 comments:

  1. All great reasons. Good article.

    Please drop by and say hello!
    ஐღLauraღஐ
    Harvest Lane Cottage
    ...doing what I can with what I've got where I am
    on a short shoestring budget!
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    1. Thanks Laura! I will come & stop by now :)

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  2. Oh yes! It is so worth it. But it does take time to learn but that's okay. Thanks for encouragement on the road for healthy eating! Blessings!

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    1. It certainly does take time. And we can always learn something new, can't we?

      Thanks so much for stopping by the blog Mari-Anna & have a great rst of the week :)

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  3. These are all wonderful reasons to eat healthy! I am shocked how much food can effect our moods. Thanks so much for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday, Rachael! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

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  4. All great reasons! It's important to eat as healthy as we can, it really is better for us :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  5. This is quite a timely post for me personally. I recently have had a drastic change in diet due to my Leaky Gut Syndrome getting worse. I had to cut out all gluten, corn, and dairy products, derivatives of these foods, and even foods processed in the same factory. I'm only two weeks in and I'm still struggling to get through a day without accidentally eating something that causes a painful reaction. It's been disheartening especially when it is accidental (when it's intentional I know what to expect) Plus most everything I enjoyed eating has been eliminated from my diet. If I eat these things I will get sick, as well as get a cold and other fun issues. I've been a little discouraged as I do like food, and...now it's gone. Haha.

    Reading this today was very encouraging and uplifting for me as it was a little reminder from the Lord as to the very purpose for all this. It's for my best. So thank you from the bottom of my heart. :)
    ~Haley

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    1. Leaky Gut Syndrome can wreak all sorts of havoc with our systems, can't it?!

      My one son has had a really bad case but since he's been off all sensitive foods & taking special gut supplements, he's been steadily improving.

      Don't give up & keep persevering! You will see positive changes.

      And thanks so much for stopping by the blog & sharing your heart :)

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  6. This post is spot on! I was on a vegan organic diet for almost a year and I had so much energy throughout the day. It was a little difficult to track down all the non processed foods of the world, but very worth it in the end.

    I would love it if you would share this post on my weekly link party : )

    http://www.twentysomethinginthe2010s.com/peace-love-linkup-003/

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    1. I hear you. The more diligent I am, the better I feel, for sure!!

      Thanks for sharing about your party as well. Will check it out :)

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    2. Thank you for sharing on Peace, Love, Link-up! Be sure to stop by Friday at 6 for the next round of sharing awesomeness! : )

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  7. This is a great list! We only get one body, and we want it to last a long time so we can "answer the call" from God. Thanks for this post! Lots of thoughts to chew on (pun intended!).

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    1. Thanks Joanna for stopping by the blog & sharing! Glad this post encouraged you :)

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  8. This is a very well-thought-out list and makes a great case for healthy eating. I'd love to have you share it at the Healthy Living Link Party that opens at 8:00 pm Eastern time this evening (Wednesday). Thanks!
    Blessings, Leigh

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    1. Thanks Leigh for coming by & commenting! Will check out the blog party :) Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Yes, Yes, Yes. . .A thousand times yes. I wish I would have understood this when I was younger. I am 51 and have Hashimoto's. I am now gluten free which helps immensely. Sugar definitely causes me problems. I wonder if I would have spent the last 20 years eating healthier if I would have avoided some of the problems I now have. When I eat healthier now, I have less symptoms. Trying to tell younger people this many times falls on deaf ears. Keep preaching!

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  10. These are such compelling reasons to eat well! Thanks for sharing 10 Reasons To Consider Eating Healthy on the Plant-Based Potluck Party Link Up. I'm pinning and sharing.

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