A healthy body translates to a fuller & a happier life. Here are interesting things that happen to your body once you start eating healthy. If you’re on your journey to healthy eating, you must have already started feeling some of these.
1. Reduced Hunger
One of the major side effects of not eating healthy is that you’re always hungry. This is mostly because of an inefficient diet of empty carbs you’re feeding yourself. Salty snack are little more than quick-digesting simple carbs, which can spur insulin highs and subsequent lows. And since your taste buds & brain link fast-acting energy with sweet foods, it is common to have a craving for something sweet once you finish your salty nosh; so when your salty stomach is full your sweet one can still feel empty. It’s basically like eating for two stomachs’ worth of food.
When you start eating slow-burning sources of energy like complex carbs, protein, and healthy fats, you’ll start to experience fewer cravings throughout the day.
2. Glowing Skin
What you put in your mouths is as important as the products you apply on your skin. Whatever is going on inside your stomach and your gut will eventually show on your skin. You need to be conscious not just about the empty carbs but also processed Sugar you eat. You need to give your skin the right nutrients for its restoration. Natural ingredients in healthier foods will help you get a more radiant looking skin.
3. Better Mental Health
Meals high in processed sugar & saturated oils make you sleepy and leave you feeling bloated without actually filling you up. Your gut can reflect how you are feeling emotionally. If you’re stressed or anxious this can make your gut slow down or speed up. For healthy digestion you need to have plenty of fiber & fluid and exercise regularly. Once you start eating healthy you’ll notice lesser mood swings and an overall happier mood.
4. Increased Energy Levels & an overall healthier body
Different kinds of foods are converted to energy at different rates, some foods such as candy and other simple sugars can give you a quick lift, while others such as whole grains and healthy unsaturated fats supply the reserves you’ll need to draw on throughout the day. This enables your body to push itself to put in that much needed exercise as well. Once your body gets more accustomed to healthier foods, you will experience lesser bloating, lesser discomfort, better metabolism, stronger bones & an overall less risk of diseases.
5. Better Sleep
Getting good sleep is vital to a good health. When you’re on a poor diet you’re consuming foods that digest quickly & leave you hungry. This can disrupt your sleep cycle by making you hungry in the middle of the night. Once you start eating healthy, you will sleep more soundly. A varied healthy diet tends to be a marker for good health since it includes multiple sources of nutrients as well.