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Why is eating healthy important

Eating Healthy is Important

In order for our muscles, brain and heart to work properly we need to eat healthy food and we need to stay fit. Eating all the junk foods is not good at all. They only have a lot of calories and nothing healthy for us. Nowadays, a lot of children across America are overweight and obese. Neither they nor their parents are paying attention to how much they eat.  A lot of them are prone to have some kinds of serious diseases or heart problems. If a child eats properly and takes only enough amounts of the right nutrients, his/her muscles and vital organs will develop normally. Healthy food influences the proper growth of the child. Balanced diet is considered even for teens and adults. Around 75% of our body is made of water, which is why nutritionists say that each person should drink two liters of water every day. It helps in eliminating the toxins from the body.

Healthy Food

Eating healthy can help in preventing various diseases. Important nutrients like calcium, iron, proteins, fats and carbohydrates should be taken on daily basis but in proper amounts. Foods like cheese, alfalfa sprouts, beet greens, asparagus, Chinese cabbage, salmon and yogurt have a lot of calcium in them, which is very important to take especially while the child is growing. Milk is also very rich in calcium so children should drink it every day. Children usually drink it in the morning along with cereals. 

Besides calcium the foods rich in iron should also be taken every day, since the iron deficiency can lead to restlessness, irritability and feeling weak or tired. Iron rich foods include dried apricots, egg yolk, prunes, spinach, pumpkin seeds, chicken, legumes, lentils, beans, green leafy vegetables, fish, tofu, poultry, and red meat. 

Proteins are also very important in everyday`s eating program, because they are the builders of most of your body`s organs, hormones and muscles. A lot of food is rich in proteins and such foods are watermelon, papaya, banana, tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cheese, ham, cornmeal, rye, yogurt, beans, wheat, salmon, fish, bacon, lentils, oatmeal, mushrooms, brown rice, egg white, lean meats, chicken and turkey. 

For a proper and healthy diet, fats and carbohydrates must also be included. They have positive effects on the proper functioning of the heart, immune system, digestive system and nervous system. Foods that are rich in fats and carbohydrates are beans, lentils, sweet born, orange, oatmeal, raisins, apples and whole wheat bread. 

There are a lot of antioxidants in fruits and vegetables and they should be taken every day because they prevent high levels of cholesterol and keep the normal blood pressure. Eating the fruits and vegetables on a daily basis can also prevent developing of various types of cancers.

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