Why Its Important to Eat Healthy

Why is it important to eat healthy?
    Shandeveia   White
    Axia College University of Phoneix

Why is it important to eat healthy?
    There are many reasons why everyone should eat healthy. Healthy eating is important because it helps prevent future diseases such as cancer, coronary heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Healthy eating gives the body more energy and help keep you alert. A desirable body weight and body frame can also be maintained by eating healthy. If you want to live healthy, it is important to make healthy choices about what you eat. You should never just eat something because of the taste. There is more to life than just taste alone.
    Did you know that what you eat could cause you to have cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and osteoporosis? Eating unhealthy can cause your body to respond in ways that are not healthy for you. Certain foods can cause certain diseases to develop inside of your body. There are two health problems discussed in this paragraph. [pic]Cancer is any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division. Cancer[pic] can [pic]spread[pic] throughout the body and possibly cause death and body parts to be removed. For example, someone with breast cancer may have to have their breast removed. Strokes are caused by [pic]the sudden death of brain cells, due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture of an artery to the brain.[pic] Strokes can cause weakness or paralyses to one side of the body. You can loose your voluntary movement in your arm or leg. Strokes can also cause you to have speech problems, affect vision, swallowing, and breathing.
          Secondly, being more alert and smart is important in life. Everything that we do in life requires a thought process.   If you eat the right foods the brain can think better. Eating healthy enhances your body’s ability to focus and concentrate better. The brain does a lot of...