Updated: Sep 16, 2020
The foods we eat have a massive impact on our health and wellbeing. So, when we eat well, we feel good. But, when we eat badly, we can feel tired, stressed, and even unwell. Of course, eating for wellness isn’t always as easy as it seems. While all of us want what’s best for our bodies, conflicting advice and diets can get in the way. So, how do you know what’s right for you?
Diets come in many shapes and forms. However, they’re all about restricting and controlling what you eat. As such, they can be both beneficial and potentially dangerous.
For many people, restricting certain elements in their diet can have positive outcomes. For example, many Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers turn to low-FODMAP diets for relief. Others who have sought to improve their health or lose weight, have embraced the sugar-free diet with successful results.
Health fact: FODMAPs, an abbreviation of Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols, are a collection of molecules found in food that are poorly absorbed by some people.
But, while diets can help, they can also harm. Being overly restrictive with certain foods and food groups can prevent your body from receiving vital nutrients, which can significantly affect your health and wellbeing.
What’s Right for You
Understanding what foods work best for your body is the key to empowering your health. While we’re all human, our bodies and lifestyles are different. So, tailoring what we eat to our specific needs provides the most benefits. In other words, forget following fad diets and start listening to your own body. If you’re feeling tired, sick or bloated, your diet may need to change.
Finding the balance of foods that suit you best can be a challenging but highly rewarding experience. For help with the task, consider seeking expert advice.
Seeing an expert, such as a nutritionist, dietitian or doctor, can help you understand what foods you should be eating for optimum health. As they are trained in the field, these individuals can provide valuable insights into what you should eat. They will likely ask about your lifestyle, current diet and health goals. They may also suggest you keep a food journal or get a blood test.
If you’ve been living and eating healthily but not feeling good, seeking expert help is also essential. Feeling tired, sluggish, rundown or unwell can be a sign that all isn’t right with your body. Seeing a doctor can help you better understand your symptoms and what may be causing them. This was indeed the case for our founder, Chloe, who found out she had haemochromatosis, a common genetic disorder, after months of fatigue. Thankfully, like many conditions, Chloe’s is treatable and can be managed through her diet and lifestyle.
Empowering Your Health
Eating for wellness means eating a diet that suits your body. And, by doing so, you can empower your health and wellbeing. When you eat to nourish your body, you feel better, have more energy, and are healthier. It’s as simple as that. To get there, all you need to do is listen to your body, and perhaps enlist the help of an expert to translate.
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