The saying “what you are is what you eat,” makes a valid point. Diet plays a major role in attaining and maintaining health, and any imbalance thereof can actually lead to potentially serious effects and disease. Binging on sweets, cakes and desserts can lead to the aptly named sugar rush followed by the crash.
In diseases of the heart and blood vessels, diet modification is a key component of effective treatment to improve heart health. Although not all doctors agree regarding the extent of the role diet plays in the development and progression of these disorders, its role in obesity is undeniable. And obesity has been conclusively linked to these, and other important diseases.
Obesity has been increased with elevated blood pressure, fatty liver diseases, sleeping disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, the metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart and vascular disease.
On the other hand, diets low in fat have been associated with reduced risk of developing heart attacks and stroke, as well as longer life expectancies.
Simply knowing these facts should be enough to motivate you to try to cut down on average daily calories consumed, not to mention reducing the fraction of fats in your diet.
Better yet, these should encourage you in making nutritionally balanced diets a permanent partread more