The phrase “you are what you eat” may be overused but it’s true. What you put into your body has been proven to have an effect on how it works. This isn’t to say you should completely cut out things that are ‘fattening’ or rich in certain nutritional values from your diet, its about getting the balance right and eating well so that you are getting the optimum nutritional benefit from your food.
Think of it this way; eating well and healthily isn’t about not eating doughnuts, but it is about not eating doughnuts everyday. Your body needs a certain amount of fats, carbohydrates and proteins to function properly. Thus, the best way to do this is to make sure that your diet is rich in fruit and vegetables. These fruit and vegetables are often classed as super-foods, meaning that they contain immune boosting antioxidants. However, you need to eat these fruit and vegetables as part of a balanced diet.
A quick tip to recognise a balance diet is to make sure that half of your plate should be fruit and vegetables, the other half should be filled with grains and proteins with a little more grains than protein and everyone should recognise the importance of dairy in there diet.