What is a healthy diet and why does it have such a positive impact on your quality of life and longevity?
The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. The fact that they have factored in mental health and social well-being as equally important aspects of our overall health is a big achievement. For a very long time, people have thought of the action of eating as a mere routine to “stay alive”. Worse than that is the use of food and diets as a tool to achieve a certain body image that is supposed to come along with a happier and more fulfilled life.
Not many considered the negative impacts that bad eating habits could have on our health and longevity. However, the world is starting to realize that it might be possible to avoid certain diseases or even reverse them, by implementing simple changes and sustaining them throughout the years.