Eating a healthful diet can impact a person’s well-being in many ways. When we incorporate a diet consisting of foods and beverages that help achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle, it can reduce the risk of major chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and some cancers.
With all of the processed, fast, and delicious foods that are so conveniently at our fingertips, it is difficult for many of us to make the right choices and get the right amount of the right kinds of food. This becomes increasingly difficult when some of the foods we are eating, unbeknownst to us, have artificial ingredients, like MSG and high fructose corn syrup, that interfere with our body’s ability to recognize when we are hungry and when we are full.
Food abundance is a more recent problem occurring on a national level. As an individual, that puts the burden of self-control on each of us, which requires that we contend with some of our deepest impulses. It’s only in recent history that we are over consuming, but our brains are still programmed to go to great lengths to preserve body fat, because the body has adapted to food scarcity over the course of human evolution.
Nutrition counseling can do many a great wonder when it comes to rethinking and reestablishing our understanding of and relationships with food. It also can attribute to maintaining mindful eating patterns, weight control, healthy body image, a deeper knowledge of your personal dietary needs, and ultimately improved cognitive function and vitality.