The benefits of healthy eating

At My Fitness Kitchn, we are passionate about healthy, flavoursome food.

It’s no secret that a nutritious and well-balanced diet will keep us looking good, helping us lose weight and or gain muscle. There are even more reasons to eat our fitness-ready meals in Sydney.

Here we share just some of the advantages of a healthy, balanced diet:

Improved gut health

A diet low in fibre and high in sugar and fat alters the gut microbiome, affecting good bacteria, which can increase inflammation. This can lead to IBS or various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

Also read: What is gut health and gut microbiome?

Reduced Cancer Risk

An unhealthy diet can lead to weight gain, which may increase a person’s risk of developing cancer. A healthy weight can greatly reduce this risk.

Diabetes management

Eating a well-balanced diet can help a person with diabetes lose weight, manage blood glucose levels and keep blood pressure/cholesterol down. It is essential for people with diabetes to limit their intake of sugar, salt, saturated and trans fats.

Heart health and stroke prevention

With cardiovascular disease at an all-time high, eating a healthy, well-balanced diet with physical activity can greatly reduce blood pressure, premature heart disease and stroke.

Improved mood

Emerging evidence suggests a close relationship between diet and mood. Diets with a high glycaemic load (i.e. refined carbohydrates) can cause increased symptoms of depression and fatigue.

Improved memory

A healthy diet may help to prevent dementia and cognitive decline as we age. Well-balanced meals that include vitamins D, C, and E and omega-3 fatty acids are proven to help increase your memory.

Improved sleep

A variety of factors, including sleep apnoea, can disrupt sleep patterns. Risk factors include obesity, drinking alcohol, and eating an unhealthy diet. By combining healthy eating and cardio exercise, sleep patterns are likely to improve.

Overall a healthy diet, combined with regular daily exercise, is greatly beneficial to your fitness goals and overall health and general wellbeing.

Contact us to get your fitness on the right track with our delicious, perfectly balanced range of prepared fitness meals delivered throughout Sydney.