We constantly hear about how proper nutrition is an important part of daily life. We’re sure you’ve heard it as much as we have. But have you ever wondered exactly why that is? In other words, how can food play such a vital role in our overall wellbeing?

Well, I’m glad you asked! Let’s take a look at 5 awesome benefits of getting in that good nutrition:

1. Fuel for your body

When your car’s gas light comes on, would you fill your tank with gallons sugar? Or if your cellphone battery is low, would you use a charger that wasn’t right for your phone? Umm, no, no and, oh yea, no. Your body is no different. We need to fuel it properly for it to work properly. Vitamins and minerals are essential for aiding in digestion, your metabolism, and immune system, just to name a few. Apples, for example, are powerful fruits packed with disease fighting antioxidants such as Vitamin C, and fiber, which helps with your digestive health. (Fitlife has delicious apple snacks-hint hint)

2. Performance

Your body has an easier time breaking down healthy foods and in turn, you have more energy to do things such as, play with your kids, workout, and/or perform your best at work. A great source are those lovely things called carbohydrates. Yep, that’s right Fitlifers, carbs are our friends. Just make sure you choose the right ones like starchy veggies, beans, and fruits. Raise your hand if you want to be supercharged. Or do you not have enough energy to do that?

3. Heart health

Everyone take a second to put your hand over your heart. This powerful organ works so hard every day. Proper nutrition ensures that this body loving organ (see what we did there?) continues to pump blood to deliver nutrients, oxygen, remove waste, and most importantly keep you alive. A healthy heart = a happy heart. Like, for example, anything on our menu!

4. Boosts immune system

Nutritious foods can help fight sickness such as the common cold (hello vitamin C), but can also help reduce the risk chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. As we approach the cold and flu season, keep up those good foods coming and kick any germs to curb.

5. You feel better

With your body working properly, amped up energy, a happy heart, and a strong immune system, how could you not feel awesome? Trust us, even just after a couple of days you’ll start to feel it.

Author:

Jenna, Fitlife Foods Wellness Coach

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