In terms of having quality health diet plays as strong of a role as exercise. In fact, the two go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly do, though diet plays the stronger of the roles because people can exercise all they want and still not be healthy if they do not eat well. Conversely, people who eat well can still have leaner frames without exercising too much because they are careful about what they put into their bodies. How else does eating a balanced diet lead to more positive experiences for people?
One, eating a healthy balanced diet leads people to become more regular with their bowels. Yes, it sounds silly, but everyone has a goal, whether they realize it or not, to have a healthy digestive tract and a fully functioning gastrointestinal system. A diet that includes healthy eating via moderate portions of lean meats and proteins and larger portions of healthy fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains can be all it takes to have a balanced diet that regulates the bowels.
Two, eating a balanced diet keeps people more active. Research has consistently shown that people who eat balanced meals and who are conscious about the food based decisions they make also tend to be more clearly focused on improving their cardiovascular activity via fitness. This is a case of the chicken and the egg, meaning which comes first, but in many instances people first start to eat better and then they pick up more exercise to get active and shed pesky pounds.
Three, eating a balanced diet empowers people to be more productive at work and at home. Eating unhealthy foods causes most people to be sluggish and indifferent to getting tasks done. They lose energy because their bodies are not receiving the nutrients that are needed for fully functioning brains and for endorphins to kick in. People who eat a balanced diet, by contrast, usually perform better at work and are happier at home.
Four, eating a balanced diet can boost brain health and can lead to stronger and more positive emotions. People who lack physical activity and who avoid a balanced diet often are more depressed and less happy about their lives. This has a direct impact on their overall health, not just on their emotional health. By eating a diet that is rich in healthy fats and carbs, people’s brain function and their emotional levels remain much higher for longer periods of time.