Persuasive Essay On Eating Healthy

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Should we really take eating healthy and exercising seriously? Exercise and eating healthy are two of the most important things you need to do to take care of your body properly. Both exercise, and eating healthy, have many advantages and benefits. They help with multiple things needed throughout your life. These things include growing physically, mentally, and if you are religious, spiritually as well. All of this adds up to your body functioning in the highest and best way possible. People that has unhealthy eating habits, is at severe risk for obesity, diabetes and possible stroke. Unhealthy eating habits have a harmful effect on the body. Today, Americans debate whether eating healthy or exercising is worth the effort. According to Lisa Sherman, author of The Journal of Chinese Medicine, “Exercise may make it easier to make healthy food choices by changing parts of the brain that influence impulsive behavior. A review paper by US and Spanish authors proposes that physical activity helps to enhance 'top-down' inhibitory control in the brain, making it easier to resist unhealthy food and instead choose healthy options” (June 2012): p82. Thanks to our most popular fast food restaurants, such as, McDonalds, Wendy’s, Olive Garden etc. How could people trick their brains into declining fast food and choose a more healthier option. There are a couple of easy changes you can make that can have a profound effect on satiety – how full you feel. Research shows that using smaller crockery tends to trick our brains into believing we are eating more, a psychological phenomenon that can best be illustrated by looking at the Delboeuf optical illusion. If you put two identical portions of food on a big plate and a small plate, the portion on the bigger plate will look smaller, and vice versa: our brains can’t help but be fooled by this effect, even when we know they are the same. Consequently, eating unhealthy food choices could increase the risk of diabetes. Having diabetes is something nobody wants, but could also not always be avoided. A person could have diabetes and not know about it. According to, NIH.org, some of the symptoms of diabetes are, increased of thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger, unexplained

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