How Foods Affect Our Bodies

Gae Scott


March 30, 2015

How you feel physically and mentally, and what you eat are closely connected. It's widely known that your mood can trigger food cravings, cause you to overeat or kill your appetite entirely. But the opposite also holds true in that the food you eat can make or break your mood.


This is apparent not only in the minutes after you've eaten but also over time, as your diet helps to shape your mental health from the inside out.


Following a balanced, nutritious diet isn't always easy, cheap or convenient, but it has a significant positive impact on both your short and long-term health. In contrast, eating poorly, can significantly reduce your energy levels, increase your risk of disease, and take years off your life.


A balanced diet is one of the key elements of health and well-being. Healthy eating not only makes you feel good but also has a variety of physical health benefits. Since food fuels bodily processes, it makes sense that good food encourages optimal overall function.


Eating a wide variety of healthy foods, like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats, whilst avoiding or reducing the intake of caffeine, refined sugars, alcohol and processed foods, will provide maximum health benefits.