Eating healthy is an important aspect of maintaining good health and well-being. It is not just a trend, it’s a lifestyle that can have a significant impact on our overall health and well-being

A balanced diet that is rich in nutrients can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, maintain a healthy weight, boost energy levels, and improve our mood and mental health. However, eating healthy is not always easy, and there are several factors to consider when it comes to making healthy food choices.

There are numerous benefits associated with eating healthy which not only affects our physical appearance but contributes to mental health. Consistently consuming the right proportion of a balanced diet will reduce the risk of chronic diseases and this includes eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, proteins, and healthy fats can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Also, eating a balanced diet can help maintain a healthy weight and reduce the possibilities of obesity and related health problems, it increases energy and productivity. Healthy meals contain nutrients and energy needed to fuel our bodies and minds, leading to increased energy levels and productivity.

Additionally, A healthy diet can help improve our mood and reduce the risk of depression and anxiety, foster a stronger immune system, improve digestion, and help achieve healthy skin. 

The repercussions of neglecting the meals we consume can have deteriorating consequences on both the individual and society, we unconsciously create an enabling environment for economic burden, that is, a decline in the production level of the nation, healthcare workers will become heavily tasked with a high number of patients especially if there is an existing shortage of medical practitioners, environmental degradation, and death. 

On May 2nd,2023, the government placed a ban on the importation of “Indomie” noodles and is also taking steps toward examining ingredients that are likely to contribute to the cause of cancer. This step is a commendable effort by the government in ensuring that manufactured food products are carefully scrutinised before consumption. 

Conclusively, not eating a healthy diet can have serious consequences on our physical well-being, mental health, and society. It is necessary to state that a lot of individuals do not possess the financial ability to live up to the requirements of a healthy lifestyle. We can assist these persons by donating food and provisions, the government is also tasked with fixing road networks to enable access to quality food products to all. They should also increase awareness of loans for farmers to enable the production of quality food. 

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