Why Should I Make Healthy Food Choices?
To truly understand the importance of establishing healthy eating habits, you need to ask yourself a very simple question. “Why do humans need to eat?” Simply put, humans need to eat to supply their bodies with nutrients (carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals). That then will fuel the body, aid in tissue growth and repair, act in various biochemical reactions, and more. The basic need for food is pretty simple and could be compared to putting gas in your car. If you put correct fuel into your car, it will spring to life with a single turn of the key. But if you put soda pop and sugar in your gas tank, it’s going to ruin your car. In this sense, your car and your body are very much alike. They both run well on the right kind of fuel. But, they will deteriorate over time if you neglect their basic fueling needs.