Guest article by Nick Hazleton

As a Certified Nutritionist working with clients for the past 13 years, I can attest the benefits of proper nutrition for all age groups.  Most individuals have a basic understanding that they must eat better.  However, this does not always happen.  Today I want to talk about the importance of proper nutrition to improve overall health

Remember that this is not medical advice and for educational purposes only. Please consult your physician before starting any health, nutrition or fitness protocol.

With that being said, let’s get started on why proper nutrition is so important and how it may directly correspond with certain health issues.

Healthy Weight

This is one of the most obvious benefits of proper nutrition.  A study surveyed several people regarding their knowledge of nutrition and found those who had proper knowledge lead to a healthy weight. (1)  Knowledge is power in this case!

Another study also showed that a diet high in fiber and lean protein resulted in weight loss without the need to count calories. (2)

More fiber keeps you full without adding calories, which is important if you’re wanting to lose weight.

Helps build muscle tissue

By adding enough protein in your diet, you will be able to repair and rebuild new muscle tissue after intense weight training.  The more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism will be.  Studies show that optimal protein found in proper nutrition will maximize this effect.

Improves bone density

Most people know that calcium is good for your bones.  However, the combination of vitamin D and calcium is more beneficial than just calcium alone.  A diet rich in milk, cheese, tofu and other fortified foods can help improve bone density by including these two powerful vitamins.

May help with blood sugar and diabetes

By maintaining proper blood sugar through exercise and proper nutrition, you will reduce the risk of developing diabetes.  As a man who has family history of diabetes, this point is especially important to me.  It can be easy to eat lots of sugar and unhealthy refined carbohydrates. After all sugar can be extremely addictive. Sugar and refined carbohydrates are fine in moderation but keep them in check to help avoid potential issues down the road.

Improves heart health

Like diabetes, heart health is also important to me due to family history.  It should be for you too even if you do not have a family history of those issues.   Heart attacks and strokes are very serious and should not be taken lightly.  By eating heart healthy foods like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean protein and healthy fats, you will be heading in the right direction in terms of heart health.

Clears skin

As a person who struggled with blemished skin for years, I can vouch for how changing my nutrition has improved my complexion. When I removed most refined carbohydrates, sugar and other processed foods, my skin cleared up dramatically.   

Remember that the skin is the largest elimination organ, so when the body detoxifies, it comes through the pores.  That means, if you are starting to eat healthy, the toxins will be eliminated through the skin and your complexion may get worse before it gets better.

All these tips can beneficial to your overall health if you use them properly. Remember the old saying, you are what you eat!  

Healthy nutrition is only part of the battle. In addition to proper nutrition, exercise, supplementation, and a positive attitude should be at the basis of any health improvement plan.

Thanks for reading,

Nick Hazleton, Certified Nutritionist

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