May 12, 2019

How Does Poor Nutrition Affect Us?

(This piece is a resource, it is not to criticize you about how you eat. It is information being provided to help us learn more about how our bodies function and the possible changes we have the power to make.)


Good nutrition, we hear about it from time to time. We may have had a class about it in school. For many people what is behind good nutrition, or what poor nutrition can do, never crosses their minds. “Having the time” to eat well seems to be the biggest challenge, today more than ever. When you have a health problem, your time seems even more limited. In the end, it’s a matter of changing poor habits for good ones.


It is one thing to decide to begin the journey to better nutrition, but what is your motivation? Let’s take a different motivational look at nutrition. If you had a thoroughbred horse would you feed it fast food, carbonated beverages, alcohol, etc? If you did how might it perform on race day? For the family pet, the majority of owners purchase good quality food and provide water. Yet, we most often avoid good nutritional intake. Eating nutritionally is one essential factor that helps us to stay healthy and active.

How Does Poor Nutrition Affect Us?

Poor nutrition can impair our daily health and wellbeing and reduce our ability to lead an enjoyable and active life. Poor nutrition can contribute to stress, tiredness and our capacity to work, and over time, it “can” contribute to the risk of developing some illnesses and other health problems such as:Water is an important part of every function of the body.

  • Being Overweight Or Obese
  • Back Disorders
  • Tooth Decay
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Heart Disease And Stroke
  • Type-2 Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Some Cancers
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders

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