Understand the major reasons why you should eat well according to scientific research.

We need to eat well, not only because we need to produce enough energy to live and perform our daily activities, but especially because we are entirely made up of substances that come from what we eat. Our hormones, neurotransmitters, digestive enzymes, hair, skin, organs, blood cells… simply every single part of our bodies.

So we could say that “we are what we eat”, right? Actually, no.

We are what we eat, digest, absorb and metabolise. When one of these steps doesn’t happen properly, we can develop metabolic imbalances that might affect our overall health and wellness. This is why one of the major goals of human nutrition is: to improve all these steps and promote optimum nutrition.

The human body is like a laboratory where many biochemical reactions are happening simultaneously. In order for these reactions to happen as they should metabolic balance is absolutely essential.

It’s worth mentioning that metabolic balance is directly affected by our diet because the elements (or reactants) from what we eat directly contribute to these reactions. Other factors may also affect metabolic balance depending on our individual biology. This is why each individual requires a different approach and a personalised nutritional strategy.

At this point, you can probably guess the great importance of what we eat in our lives. However, let me mention some of them…

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Are you excited to experience the countless benefits of eating well?

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