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Four reasons why a healthy diet isn't just for weight loss
ScaleWars Sep 9, 2014 9:38 pm
If your food choices don't measure up, but you're not looking to lose weight, there are still reasons to watch what you're putting in your mouth.
Here's four reasons to get your diet on track:
1. Beautiful skin
A good cleansing routine is all very well, but you can drastically improve your skin health just by eating the right foods.
Part of our body's natural detoxification process is to sweat. That means toxins that your body is trying to get rid of, come into direct contact with your skin. No wonder an unhealthy diet leads to bad skin!
Swapping junk for wholesome, nutritious foods that provide your body with essential fatty acids and antioxidants reduces the amount of toxins your body needs to get rid of, leaving you with healthier and clearer skin.
2. Quality ZZZs
You might already know that getting enough high-quality sleep is essential for improved mood, concentration, stress levels, blood pressure and even for regulating hormones that help you to maintain a healthy weight, but what you probably didn't realise is how important a good diet is to get that quality sleep your body so desperately needs.
Choosing healthy foods, particularly those with protein and good' unprocessed complex carbs, stimulates the release of serotonin to help you feel relaxed and satisfied after a meal, setting you up for a good night's sleep. Plus eating too much can interfere with your slumber too!
3. Energy boost
Reaching for a sugary snack or caffeine hit during that midmorning slump might give you a quick energy burst- but shortly after you'll be feeling even worse than before.
Eating regularly throughout the day helps to keep your energy levels stable in the first place, but if you find them dropping you'll get a longer-lasting more satisfying result from grabbing a banana or piece of fruit instead of a bag of chips!
4. Get smart
Want to be smarter? A healthy diet could help you with just that! An increasing number of studies are discovering that what's good for you body is also good for your brain.
Good nutrition, combined with exercise, not only helps protect the brain cells you have, but can actually help create new ones, no matter what your age! A diet full of healthy fats and high-quality, slow release carbs encourages a smarter, more resilient brain.
If you're struggling to decipher the mountains of information available about how to put together a healthy diet, why not try an online program like the body soul revolution. These programs aren't always about weight loss and can offer options simply to help re-energize or revitalize your lifestyle.