Healthy Eating 1
Running head: HEALTHY EATING
Axia College of University of Phoenix
Healthy Eating 2
While eating exceptional tasting unhealthy foods satisfy people’s taste buds, it does not improve overall health or avoid expensive doctor visits. Hospital bills and doctor visits can cost thousands of dollars per visit, but the body can take care of those expenses if the right nutrient is eaten. The body is a complex mechanism and good digestion is the beginning of increased overall health. Pick (2008), "The major function of the digestive system is to break down food and provide a means by which the nutrients can be absorbed in the body. Nutrients that are liberated by this process allow the body to grow, heal and function on a day-to-day basis.” (para. 1.) Healthy eating contributes to healthy digestion while simultaneously supporting healthy living. Food is one of the most abandon substances in the world because of over eating and poor eating choices. Food is needed to survive but eating too much or poorly nutrient based food will ultimately cause one to lose that right of survival. The older one gets the more the body will feel the effects of the food they have eaten throughout his or her life. This is a good saying to live by, eat to live, and not live to eat. In the essay four benefits of healthy eating will be explained: longer life; reduction of stress; healthy weight; and younger looking skin.
Living A Longer Life With Healthy Eating
What does one think about increasing his or her chances of living past the regular life expectancy in the United States? According to the Central Intelligence Agency (2008), "78.2 years old” is the average life expectancy, including both males and females. Begin healthy eating and it, will be the start to one’s journey in increasing his or her chances of a longer and healthier life. There are other uncontrolled factors in determining life expectancy,...