Benefits Eating Healthy Food

Many people these days are too busy with their lifestyles and are not health conscious enough to spend time cooking nutritious healthy food and instead resort to eating unhealthy ‘fast food’ takeaways which eventually take a heavy toll on their health and fitness levels. These days it is often hard to find ‘good health products‘ among the heap of junk food available so which foods should we plan on eating and avoiding and what are the benefits eating healthy food?

benefits eating healthy food

The benefits are very easy to recognize. By eating ‘healthy’ foods we are ensuring that our bodies have adequate fuel to sustain life. The benefits include boosting our energy levels by having the right amount of fuel, controlling our weight through a combination of eating healthy food and exercise, boosting our confidence and self esteem because we feel good about our physical appearance and finally our healthy food habits helps prevent diseases associated with high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

To enjoy benefits eating healthy food usually involves including in the diet all the food groups that one sees in the normal food chart. Basically this means you eat a variety of good health products foods. It is enjoying life including pleasantly stimulating the taste buds. The main danger of obesity and being unhealthy is staying with a particular food group each and every day. When you eat from only one particular food group, whilst this nourishes and energizes the body, this is limited only to the nourishment that the particular food group offers. It is is therefore very important that you not only diversify your diet by eating from different food groups but also achieve the right balance with good health products.

It is so common these days to see large numbers of people that are undernourished through poor choices in diet. As an example, while sodium is important for helping the body to function normally, you generally find that people eat three times the amount they really need each day through a combination of consuming salt laden foods such as chips and pretzels as well as adding too much salt to cooked meals to enhance taste. Other problem areas are in fats and calories where we see fast food chains serving their customers too much soda, sugary foods and foods that contain unhealthy saturated trans-fats. The ready availability of such instant foods often results in people sticking to an unhealthy unvaried diet lacking in essential nutrients to keep the body healthy.

How often these days do people when buying food products read the product labels or at least know the caloric content of them to ensure they have chosen good health products? Not too often I would venture to say!.  Yet label information is so very important if we do not want to exceed the required fat, calorie and sodium intake in a diet of good health products. Unfortunately for most people, the less bother you have the better and most people don’t have time to do this. Lets face it who really enjoys counting calories inside a restaurant or reading labels in a grocery store all the time. Therefore to simplify matters I have compiled an eating healthy food list below of the main food groups and calculated the number of cups or servings needed to be taken each day to ensure you achieve benefits eating healthy food. The list is based on adult people of average weight. It is important to note that the heavier and the more active you are the more you will need to take depending on the difference of the weight against people in the normal weight range.

Here are six main food groups that are to be included to a diet of good health products to achieve benefits eating healthy food . The food groups in order of serving size priority are:

1.            Grains – Average daily serving for adults should be about six ounces, half of which are whole grains

2.            Fruit – Eat fruits daily equivalent to two cups. This is the minimum requirement eating more than that is advisable.

3.            Vegetables – About three cups is the minimum

4.            Meat, Beans and Proteins – Three quarters of a cup is ideal.

5.            Milk Groups – Three cups a day is sufficient.

6.            Oils – should be about six teaspoons

Keeping to the above diet, you can still eat as much as 260 calories of added sugars and fats at your discretion.


To eat healthy food each day then simply means eating a variety of  foods to get the entire nutrient levels that the body needs. It doesn’t have to be expensive or be anything special. It is simply enjoying the whole variety of natural foods that nature offers us and then regulating consumption.

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Keep fit and enjoy a happy, healthy lifestyle

James Kelly

High Wycombe, Western Australia,6057