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5 Major Positive Impacts of a Well-Balanced Diet

5 Major Positive Impacts of a Well-Balanced Diet

Eating a well-balanced diet has far more benefits than you may realize. 

At Murray’s Health & Wellness in Naples, Florida, we’re nutrition experts who can help you get on the right track if you’re looking to improve your diet. 

Board-certified internal medicine physician Emilia Murray, MD, and our team know how to help you establish a healthy diet for your life, but first, we want you to understand the many benefits of taking care of your body with food.

Benefits of eating a well-balanced diet

Eating food with the right amount of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals throughout your day offers the following benefits:

Helps keep your weight within a healthy range

Nutrient-dense foods make you feel full longer, leaving less room for high-calorie foods that can make you gain weight. When you focus on eating quality food like whole grains, vegetables, fruits, oats, and quinoa, you stay fuller longer. 

When you’re satisfied, you tend to stay away from processed foods and sugary snacks that can cause you to put on extra pounds. Your triggers for fatty foods decrease, and your metabolism stays elevated longer.

Helps keep your immune system strong

Eating essential nutrients produces germ-fighting cells in your immune system. It also improves your vascular system, which is important because your immune system needs healthy blood flow to thrive.

When you’re deficient in certain nutrients, such as vitamins A, C, and E, plus B vitamins, zinc, and iron, your immune system can become impaired and weak.

Stabilizes your energy levels

Nutrient-dense foods digest well, which means they’re released into your system over a longer period of time. 

On the other hand, sugary, simple carbohydrates digest much quicker and leave you hungry sooner. You experience a spike in the release of energy into your bloodstream, which leads to an energy crash afterward. 

When you eat well, your energy levels remain consistent throughout the day, so you don’t have to worry about the highs and lows that you feel when you eat poorly.

Helps your brain

Your brain has to have healthy nutrients to function well. Foods like salmon, walnuts, kiwi, and avocados are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which feed your brain and help your memory and learning capacity.

A well-balanced diet can also help you fight mental disorders like dementia, depression, and schizophrenia.

Helps you sleep better

Without good sleep, you can’t function at your highest level. A lack of energy throughout your day can leave you feeling sluggish, which can also trigger your cravings for less beneficial food. 

To improve your quality of sleep, don’t overeat at night, especially before you go to sleep. Space your meals out throughout the day to keep your energy balanced. And plan your food a day ahead to prevent spontaneous, unplanned eating that can end up affecting your sleep.

Steps to take

If you don’t eat a well-balanced diet and are looking for guidance, we can help. In addition to understanding how to help you eat better, we provide nutritional supplements to fill in the gaps where your food intake doesn’t quite measure up.

If you want to get your weight under control, we also offer medical weight loss programs in which we provide coaching, supervision, and support. We may recommend lipotropic B12 injections to help you safely increase your metabolism.

To start your healthy journey with us, give our team a call or book an appointment online today. We’re here to help.

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