The Power of Eating Real Food


Real Food

 

 

For thousands of years, people solely ate real, whole foods to meet their energy needs. However, the 20th century ushered in a new invention:  processed, convenient foods. Since this time, people have shifted their diets dramatically. Many Americans now eat more processed food than real food. Unfortunately, this trend doesn’t necessarily promote a slim waistline or good health. If losing weight and feeling great is at the top of your priority list, consider the following benefits of eating real food.

 

Contains Filling Fiber

Eating fiber rich foods helps you feel full longer. This advantage of fiber can help you feel satisfied at the dinner table while consuming fewer calories. Besides boosting your weight loss efforts, fiber enhances digestive function. Fiber superstars include:

  • Beans
  • Legumes
  • Flaxseeds
  • Avocados
  • Apples 

Getting your daily recommended allowance of fiber from delicious, real foods is both easier and healthier than attempting to reach it by taking supplements or consuming processed foods with added fiber.

Reduces Risk of Developing Diseases

Consuming tasty, real food may decrease your risk for developing a number of devastating diseases. Swapping processed products for real foods might help you lower your risks of acquiring:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Certain types of cancers
  • Metabolic syndrome 

Improves Your Mood 

Research studies suggest a link between consuming omega-3 fatty acids and improving symptoms of bipolar disorder. Sufferers of bipolar disorder experience radical mood swings ranging from depression to mania. Great sources of omega-3 fatty acids from real food include:

  • Salmon
  • Mackerel
  • Sardines
  • Fresh tuna
  • Herring
  • Halibut
  • Trout
  • Walnuts
  • Flaxseed

The power of eating real food is undeniable. Besides helping you improve both your physical and mental health, consuming real food will set an example for the people you love. By adopting a new lifestyle, you’ll likely encourage your family members and friends to make healthier choices as well. If you’re interested in learning how to develop a menu plan consisting of primarily real food, consider scheduling a free, initial appointment with a consultant at a Metabolic Research Center in your area.

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