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    Importance of healthy eating

    Why maintaining a healthy eating lifestyle is important.

    Eating healthy is one of the most important things you can do for your body and mind.

    A good diet is essential for a healthy weight and reduces the chance of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. In addition to these physical benefits, eating healthy can increase your energy levels, productivity and mood. Couple a good diet with consistent exercise, and you’ll notice a positive change in your mind and body. 

    A nutrient-dense and whole foods-rich diet supplies your body with energy to function at its best. You feel more alert, focused, and productive throughout the day.

    For a pregnant woman, eating from all food groups helps meet the high nutrients you and your baby need. Likewise, a breastfeeding mother is her baby’s vital source of nutrition.

    Finally, eating healthy can help you live a longer, happier life. By reducing chronic disease risk and improving your well-being, a healthy diet helps you enjoy a higher quality of life for long.

    To start eating healthy, incorporate more vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains, lean proteins, and fruits into your diet. Avoid processed foods, sugary drinks, and excessive amounts of salt and sugar. Additionally, drink plenty of water throughout the day.

    How to maintain a healthy eating lifestyle:
    • – Incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your plate.
      – Choose whole grains over refined grains
      – Eat lean proteins such as chicken, fish, and avoid red meat
      – Limit your intake of processed things, sugary drinks, salt and sugar
      – Drink lots of water throughout the day. Stay hydrated!
      – Plan your meals ahead of time to avoid unhealthy choices when you’re hungry.
      – Pay attention to your hunger and fullness signals.
      – Avoid eating while distracted, such as while watching TV or working on your computer.
      – Cook more meals at home to have more control over the ingredients in your food.
      – Allow yourself occasional treats in moderation to avoid feeling deprived.

    Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring or restrictive. Plenty of delicious and nutritious recipes can excite your taste buds and give your body the necessary nutrients. So, make changes to your diet today and enjoy a healthier life.

    Remember to do regular physical examinations, at least annually, whether or not you feel symptoms. This will tell what lifestyle changes you should make, including on your diet.

    A Consultant Endocrinologist and Dietitian are available at our facilities on appointment, and you can see a Physician following the Consultants Schedule. Please call 07036202190 (Omole) or 070683729787 (Adeniyi Jones) for details.