Few things have a greater impact on your health than the way you choose to fuel your body each day. That’s why OB/GYN Athiya Javid, MD, chooses to incorporate nutrition counseling as part of the services available at Nür Wellness Clinic in San Jose, California. Call today to schedule an initial visit, or book online in just a few clicks.
The foods and beverages you consume daily directly affect how your body feels and functions. You’ll often feel the difference after a day or two of poor choices, and you can easily notice an improvement after a period of carefully balanced nutrition.
Your cells need a complex blend of micronutrients to operate at peak levels. A healthy, varied diet supplies these building blocks of great health.
Some of the known benefits of great nutrition include:
Healthy eating is one of the most powerful ways to change your health for the better. Unfortunately, poor nutrition can just as easily lead to serious negative health consequences.
One of the most effective ways to improve nutrition is by moving away from highly processed foods. Much of the American food supply is altered in one way or another. In many cases, food products are so full of chemicals and have dramatically changed from their fundamental nature that they no longer offer much in the way of nutrition.
An easy way to identify highly processed food is to check the ingredient list. Regulations require ingredients to be listed according to how much of each is included. Numerous ingredients that you cannot pronounce or recognize indicate a highly processed product.
Incorporating more whole foods into your diet begins with small changes. Over time, you learn how to prepare healthful and delicious meals and enjoy snacks that fuel your body instead of making you feel sluggish.
It takes time to embrace new habits and turn from old ones. Be patient as you work with Dr. Javid to make changes that are easy to sustain over the long term.
When you consume fast, or junk food, your taste buds and brain become accustomed to those tastes. As you transition to choosing fruit, vegetables, and healthy proteins, that brain/body connection needs time to catch up.
Before long you’ll be able to appreciate the sweetness in a cup of berries or taste the complexities in whole grains. You’ll also notice improved sleep quality, enhanced energy, and clearer skin.
When you’re ready to begin, call or schedule a visit online at Nür Wellness Clinic.