Healthy Eating-Eat Your Way To Good Health And Well-Being

We all know how important it is to eat a healthy and well-balanced varied diet, but these days more and more experts, including some doctors are telling us that many health related issues and emotional issues can be fixed by changing our diet.

By changing your diet and lifestyle you can see significant improvements in your mood, the way you feel both physically and emotionally and you can begin to reduce certain physical conditions that you may have been living with for many years now.

Are you eating for your health and to feed your body with the good nutrition that it requires so you maintain the peak functioning of your body or do you tend to eat for pleasure and taste purposes. 

We all know that the healthy choice is the best option, however the foods that are good for you do not always taste the best, and if you're eating to please your taste buds then it is all too tempting to choose the unhealthier options.

The unhealthy choices are also usually more convenient and quicker to prepare or obtain and they usually give you instant pleasure.

Therefore, many people opt for the foods that they enjoy and they put up with the weight gain and the side effects that some unhealthy foods cause you.

So how do you convince and get yourself to start eating healthier foods?

The trick is to focus on the positive long term benefits of eating healthy foods compared to all the negative effects of eating too much of the unhealthy food.

To many unhealthy foods can cause extra weight gain, which can lead to health related issues, but the unhealthy food can also cause a whole lot more problems, including depression and mood swings, inflammation, digestive issues and skin conditions to name a few.

The positive benefits of eating healthy, high in nutritious foods, is, after a while you will look lean and slim, you will experience better moods, they can help you feel calmer, your skin will start to look clear and radiant and your body will function much better.

Possible health benefits of certain foods

A good way to start the day off is to have a cup of warm water with a few drops of lemon in it as this is a great way to cleanse your body. 

Lemon juice contains a rich source of nutrients, such as calcium, potassium and vitamin C and it is great for your skin and it can help to detox your body. 

You can have it with room temperature or hot water. For me, waiting for the water to heat up and the sound of the kettle on the stove is part of the morning ritual.

Olive oil has for a long time now been known for its health benefits, however, some experts say that some olive oils are better quality than others.

The highest quality extra virgin olive oil has been associated with its anti-inflammatory compounds and its antioxidant benefits.

The Mediterranean diet, which is high in olive oil content has often been linked with its health benefits, which is believed to help maintain a healthy heart as well as helping to combat the toxic damage caused by stress.

Garlic, ginger and onions can provide good health benefits, as they may help to reduce stroke and heart disease. 

Ginger has also been linked in helping to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation as well as being good for the digestive system.

It is important to eat adequate amounts of foods that are high in fiber as fiber is believed to help stimulate the digestive system and it can help to cleanse the colon.

Researchers have suggested that fiber helps to speed up the movement of the food through the small intestine, which they think may prevent the onset of certain diseases.

Tumeric is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties and it has been quoted as being one of the most beneficial herbs for helping to reduce inflammation, helping to keep your gut and body healthy and even protecting against some illnesses, it may even help to alleviate depression.

The body needs the right balance of proteins and carbs, on average it is suggested that we should consume about 0.50 grams per pound. 

This amounts to, approximately, 70 grams per day for the average man and 46 grams per day for the average sedentary woman, athletes, sports people and body builders will require more.

If you want an alternative to meat and dairy, brown rice is an excellent alternative and it has been described as one of the world's healthiest foods.

Brown rice is full of protein and it is a good source of fiber it also contains antioxidants and nutrients that may help to support weight loss and it has been stated as being good for both the heart and kidney's. 

Beet-root, especially beet-root juice also has many health benefits as beet-root is full of minerals and vitamins, it is also classed as a powerful antioxidant.

Beetroot contains high levels of the immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and other essential minerals such as potassium and manganese. 

Coconut oil is one of the foods that has been linked to many health benefits.The coconut is a a food that is rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, and it contains many of the essential nutritional building blocks that are needed for good health.

Some of its benefits include weight loss, healthy brain function, clear and radiant skin health and it is believed it may help to prevent cold and viruses. 

Cranberries have many health and nutritional benefits, and it may also help to keep your blood pressure down, and improve your blood flow, it may also help to reduce inflammation. 

Cranberries are an excellent source of many important vitamins and nutrients, including vitamin C, fiber and manganese manganese.

Cranberries also contain high levels of antioxidants, which are thought to help fight off any free radical damage to the cells.

Apple cider vinegar has been described as one of nature's finest health benefit foods, apple cider vinegar contains magnesium, potassium.

There are too many health benefits to list, a few are, it may help to cleanse and detox the digestive system, lower blood pressure (not a substitute for professional medical care) support weight loss, help with heartburn, reduce inflammation, support healthy digestion and help lower blood sugar levels.

You can add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water, it is better to drink it through a straw. (Consult with your doctor if you are taking medication)

Benefits of magnesium 

Many reports have suggested that a deficiency in magnesium can result in many different health related issues and symptoms, it has also been claimed that magnesium, which has been described as the super nutrient, may even help you to live longer.

Magnesium is widely regarded as the anxiety and stress reducer, its calming properties make it a great mineral to relax you and help you to de-stress, it can also help you to sleep better.

Magnesium helps support of healthy bones, it helps your cells to produce energy, it helps to regulate your blood sugar level, stabilize your blood pressure and it is essential for nerve functioning, it also helps to relax your muscles. 

A magnesium deficiency has been linked to inflammation in the body, some experts also link a magnesium deficiency to tension and headaches, if you feel tired and fatigued.

There are many symptoms of magnesium deficiency which are listed in the video below



Too much caffeine, salt, sugar and alcohol are believed to cause the depletion of magnesium in your body, as well as to much stress and tension.

Foods that are a good source of magnesium are, 

  • Spinach 
  • Pumpkin seeds  
  • Dark leafy greens
  • Avocado  
  • Chard 
  • Yogurt/Kefir 
  • Black beans 
  • Bananas 
  • Almonds 
  • Fish
Consuming too much magnesium a day is believed to cause diarrhea, so it may pay you to check with your doctor about the recommended daily dosage, a rough guide is listed below

  • 65 mg/day for children of the ages 1-3
  • 110 mg/day for children of the ages 4-8
  • 350 mg/day for adults and children ages 9 and over
Monasodium glutamate

Some people may be sensitive to monosodium glutamate, MSG which can be found in many foods is often used as a food flavoring.

Monosodium glutamate (MSG for short, is also known as sodium glutamate). MSG it is the sodium salt of glutamic acid.

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is classed as an excitotoxin, what this means is, it is believed to overexcite your cells to the point of damage.

Some experts are now claiming that MSG may contribute to some learning disabilities, weight gain, depression, headaches and the worsening of some neurological conditions, seizures to name a few. 

MSG can also go under different labelling such as

  • Natural flavouring 
  • Flavouring
  • Yeast extract 
  • Dried Yeast, 
  • Citric Acid
It can be hard to completely eliminate MSG from your diet, but if you think if you're worried about it, consult with your doctor or try to minimize the amount of MSG you consume.

Why we need good nutrition

For a long time now it has been thought that there is a direct link between the gut and the brain and some experts are claiming that many conditions of the mind and body can be helped by balancing the cut and reducing inflammation.

Food is required for the good functioning of the brain and the body, some foods can promote the efficient working of the brain and the body whilst it is believed that some foods can disrupt the balance and the efficient workings of the brain and body.

Your mind and body requires the right amount of raw materials which comes from the foods that we eat.

How you feel and how well you are has a lot to do with what you eat, but it is no the quantity of food we consume that is important, it is the quality of the foods that you eat which really matters.

Many people in the western world are probably eating too much of the wrong types of foods and not enough of the high in nutritious foods that the brain and the body require.

Eating too many high in sugary foods is also believed to be bad for you, too much sugar in our diet has been linked to many health related conditions and inflammation, not to mention weight gain.

The latest reports for living a longer and healthier life  recommends that you eat more fruits and vegetables than what was first thought.

It is believed that a nutritional deficiency can cause the brain and body to become out of balance.

Which is thought to be the root cause of many emotional and other physical symptoms, including depression, anxiety, headaches, digestive issues, AHAD, skin rashes and many more.

Some of the benefits of good nutrition

There is plenty of evidence to back the claims that you can have better health, well-being and clearer looking skin just by changing your diet and adding more of the good foods and cutting back on some of the inflammation promoting foods.

It is suggested that you try to balance the omega 3 to omega 6 ratio, so it may help to consume more of the omega 3 fats and less of the omega 6 fats, however it does not mean that you should cut out all omega 6 fatty foods. (Consult your doctor or dietician if unsure)

Healthy eating is all about striking the right balance of foods, and it is recommended that you eat a varied and well balanced healthy diet.

Omega 6 fats are thought to be inflammatory producing fats like vegetable oils, whilst omega 3 fats are classed as cooling foods which will help to reduce inflammation in the body and gut.

According to some scientists, salmon and other fatty fish such as mackerel and tuna are packed full of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and C. 

At one time it was thought that the main causes of depression were primarily neurological or brain related.

Depression and mood swings are not all in the mind recent research now suggest that the underlying root cause of many emotional issues may be directly related to inflammation of the gut and bad bacteria found in the gut.

There are certain things that you can do to help you to begin to reduce any bad bacteria in your gut and cool down excess inflammation. 

The trick is to aim to cultivate good bacteria in your gut and to start to cool your gut down.

Some foods that can cultivate good bacteria are thought to be

  • Broccoli 
  • Sauerkraut
  • Blueberries
  • Kale 
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Bananas
  • Fermented plant-based foods
  • Probiotic supplements 
  • Yogurt that contains lactobacillus acidophilus
Eating too many processed and junk foods may not give you the adequate amount of nutrients that your body needs and they can cause weight gain and inflammation. 

If you want to cool the flames of inflammation then you may benefit from cutting back on some of the bad foods and foods that are hard to digest and starting to eat more whole foods and healthy nutritious foods.

It is believed that some of the lowest in nutrient foods and the chemical compounds that can be found in some processed foods can be hard for our body to break down 

Some studies have even suggested that you can significantly reduce your depression by cutting back on some of the lowest in nutrient processed foods or foods that you may be sensitive to.

Every person is different, so you may need to experiment a bit to find out what foods make you feel bad and then try and eat more of the foods that make you feel good and less of the ones that make you feel bad.

Omega-3 fish oil is thought to be good to help improve your mood, and an omega 3 deficiency has been linked to inflammation and depression.

Some experts now suggest that we are eating too much omega 6 fats and not enough omega 3 fats.

Reports suggest that consuming too much omega 6 fats can increase inflammation in the gut and the body and the brain that can affect our moods and more omega 3 and less omega 6 lowers inflammation and improves our mood.

This does not mean you have to cut out all omega 6 fats, because it is believed that a certain amount of fats are essential in maintaining a healthy body, but it can help to re-address the balance.

Because the brain and the body require a certain amount of fats and proteins, and not all fat is bad for you. 

Researchers have stated that turkey, chicken, Brazil and walnuts nuts, eggs, avocados and oily fish can all help to improve your mood.

A good way to gauge whether you're consuming the required level of nutrients and you're eating healthy foods is by listening to your body and being aware of how you feel both emotionally and physically.

Omega-3 fatty acids have been classed as one of the major building blocks for optimal brain chemistry and health and it is believed to be vital to support a healthy body and the peak brain functioning. 

Although there is no specific set standard for how much omega 3 you should take, the recommended daily dosage for omega three generally seems to suggest, ranging from 500mg to 1000mg

If you are unsure, ask your doctor about the recommended daily dosage.

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Another benefit from eating healthy and high nutritious foods is, it can help you to lose weight.

Prevention is always a better option than a cure, and there is a lot that you can do to be healthy and happy.

The most important thing that you can do is to keep active, eat the right amount of the right foods and reduce your stress and tension.



Food intolerance and sensitivity

It is estimated that around 40% of people can suffer from food intolerance and food sensitivity, and most of us at some point have probably had a negative reaction to certain types of foods that may not agree with us.

A food intolerance can range from, having difficulty in digesting certain types of foods to having an unpleasant physical reaction.

Unlike food allergies, which can be sudden and even dangerous, food intolerances and food sensitivity can take longer to have an effect.

Some of the symptoms caused by food intolerance can be

  • Bloating and gas 
  • Diarrhoea 
  • Skin rashes and inflammation 
  • Fatigue 
  • Mood/depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Weight gain
Mood swings and low moods are reported to be one of the most common symptoms of food intolerance and food sensitivity.



Some of the main foods that can cause sensitivity, intolerance and other physical symptoms are

  • Wheat 
  • Gluten 
  • Dairy
The nightshade range of vegetables and some peppers are believed to contribute to certain skin conditions like psoriasis and scaly skin.

A good alternative to potato's are sweet potato's which is a classed as a good anti-inflammatory source of nutrition.

You can have a wheat and gluten intolerance test, however there are no test for other food sensitivity and intolerance.

Therefore the only way to test if you're sensitive or intolerant to certain foods is by monitoring how you feel and the physical symptoms that you maybe experiences.

Once you have a list of suspect foods, then you can try cutting out certain foods for a few weeks to see if you notice and changes or improvements.

Then after a few weeks or more, you can slowly introduce the suspect foods one at a time for a few weeks until you try adding another of the suspect foods on your list to see what happens when you eat them again.

If at any time you notice any mood swings or physical reactions then cut out the suspect food.

If it helps, you can keep a food diary for a few months or more to see what foods agree with you and what foods don't.

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The information provided on this page is for information use purposes and it is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should not use this information for the diagnosing or treatment for health conditions. If you suspect that you have a health condition, consult your doctor.









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