Life these days is busy. While battling to stay on top of deadlines, emails, meetings and trying to find a balance between work and home, food is just not a priority. When we think of factors that help us in our personal or professional growth, healthy food is not given much importance.
the food you eat could set you up for failure in both your personal and professional life, or it could be one of the most important factors for a happy, successful future.
With that in mind, here are four benefits that will inspire you to eat clean even with your busy schedule.
What we eat directly affects our productivity. Food fuels our body and provides our brain the energy it needs to stay alert. Processed, high-carb foods like pasta, white bread, white rice and soda get converted by our body into glucose quickly, which leads to a burst of energy before a crash.
On the other hand, high-fat foods such as burgers, pizzas, cookies, French fries, etc. require our digestive system to work harder, which reduces oxygen levels in the brain, making us feel tired. So focus on eating a clean diet rich in fruits and vegetables to keep the brain alive and to enhance performance.
Improvement In Overall Health
You are your biggest asset, and if you are constantly sick then it’s difficult to focus on work or family. Missing important meetings, events, follow-ups or deadlines could eventually put your business, work or relationships in jeopardy.
Fruits and vegetables are rich sources of vitamins and minerals. They provide antioxidants, phytochemicals and other essential nutrients that heal the body at the cellular level. Research shows that people who eat seven or more portions of vegetables and fruit a day have a 42% lower risk of death at any point in time compared to those who eat less than one portion.
Hippocrates once said, “All disease begins in the gut.” And it’s true.
A diet lacking fiber, use of certain medications, inadequate water intake, and increased consumption of caffeine or alcohol can lead to constipation and poor gut health. A poor gut can not only cause abdominal pain, bloating after meals, reflux and flatulence, but also headaches, fatigue, joint pain and immune system weakness.
More and more research is coming out every day suggesting that our brain health is directly linked to our gut health. It’s very difficult to have a clear mind, stay on track, make important decisions, and have a laser sharp vision to define your life goals if your brain is clogged due to constipation. A healthy gut, on the other hand, can lead to a happy, healthy, alert and more productive brain.
When you are healthy, focused and have the energy to be productive, you have a better chance of success at your work. When you feel good, you tend to be more creative, get more done in the same amount of time and shine in your industry. As a result, you will likely save money, as you won’t be spending on high insurance premiums or doctor visits. It’s a win-win for you and your company.
So, if you are currently not eating clean, now is the perfect time to start this journey.