Ever wondered what would happen to your body if you refused to eat healthy and proceeded with the careless intake of too much calories? Well, that would surely be a nightmare. You, as a teen in their prime, may not notice the changes take place right away, but a few years down the road will guarantee a disapproving look even from your unhealthy uncle who might have just downed one too many In-n-Out burgers. And if that Denny’s meal isn’t making you feel lethargic after you guiltily chugged it down, your future self will make you pay for it.
So here are two of the most helpful reasons that might convince you, the Y-Generation, why it is important to eat healthy.
Helps fight bad diseases
This isn’t something that needs explaining. Eating right is one of the best prevention strategies your body can have when it comes to battling bacteria. You can do no wrong with a balanced diet, which should comprise all five major food groups:
- Carbohydrates such as pasta, rice, oats, noodles, sweet potatoes, breakfast cereals, etc. (i.e., Two Tablespoons Mashed Potato)
- Proteins such as meat, fish, eggs, etc. (i.e., Four Fish Fingers)
- Milk and Dairy Products such as yoghurt, cheese, fromage frais, etc. (i.e., One Glass of Milk)
- Fruits and Vegetables that are high in fibre. (i.e., One Bowl of Salad)
- Fats and Sugar like butter, cream, crisps, etc. (i.e., Most Desserts)
This should be in moderation with the amount of intake per day; the best way to go about is by equal parts proportion.
Since you’re out here parading all the pros of leading a healthy lifestyle, you might as well rejoice as you’re sure this will give you longer life—possibly even immortality, yes? While one can never guarantee an answer to this question, it is important to take note that at the very least, dying because of cholesterol-induced diseases isn’t the way you’ll be going. So you better start early on if you wanna buy a couple more days from the Health Patrol, they can be very picky when it comes to age.