Healthy Eating Really Helps
You know this: You’ve got to eat well to function well. Each of us have different needs when it comes to food. But there are some universal truths.
Among other benefits, good food can:
boost your energy
lower the risk of developing certain diseases
provide fuel to your brain
counteract the impact of stress on your body
affect mood-related body chemicals
Ironically, in times of stress just when good nutrition can be so useful to us, many of us tend to eat poorly. According to a recent survey nearly half of Americans overeat or eat unhealthy food to cope with stress. In fact, it’s not just that we’re seeking creamy comfort—our stress hormones actually give us the munchies.