More health problems than you might think could be caused by your diet.
Even those problems that aren’t a direct result of your diet could be improved by making changes to what you eat. The things that you eat and drink can affect you in many ways, especially if you’re not getting enough (or sometimes are getting too much) of something that’s important to your health. Making changes to your diet could be the answer to some of your problems, whether your health issues are directly related to your digestive system or not. Here are some problems that might be solved by improving your diet.
Everyone gets tired sometimes and finds it hard to make it through the day. But if you find that you often don’t have much energy or feel lethargic, it could be because of what you’re eating. One reason you could feel like you have no energy is that you’re not eating enough, or you’re not getting the right nutrients to power you through your day. For example, some porridge in the morning will give you more energy than some fruit. But what you eat could also be making you tired. A heavy lunch with complex carbs is hard to digest and could leave you wanting to take a nap.
You can experience all kinds of digestive issues. From indigestion or stomach aches to constipation, your digestive system doesn’t always work the way you want it to. In some cases, making changes to your diet could be what makes things better. Getting more fibre into your diet can make you more regular. Eating more fermented food can be kinder to your gut, as they are often easier to digest. Sometimes, your digestive problems might be solved by eating less or even eating more slowly. Cutting certain foods out of your diet can also help.
Poor Immune System
If you find yourself getting sick a lot, it might be because your immune system needs a boost. What you eat can support your immunity so that you’re better able to fight off colds and other everyday illnesses. A varied diet with lots of vitamins and minerals can give your immune system a helping hand. It’s also another thing that fermented items can help with, so think about eating some more yoghurt or kimchi. You probably know that foods containing vitamin C are good for your immune system, but other vitamins and minerals, such as B vitamins, can also support healthy immunity.
Short of Breath
If you’re feeling unfit and get short of breath when you exert yourself physically, eating the right foods alone probably won’t change anything. But a good diet paired with more exercise could improve your fitness and have you feeling generally healthier. Getting fitter doesn’t have to be about losing weight, although you might lose some weight when you’re working on your fitness.
Eating right can’t solve all your health problems, but it can help you to feel healthier and happier.