Why nutrition is important?

Eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and wellbeing. Food provides our bodies with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals to live, grow and function properly. We need a wide variety of different foods to provide the right amounts of nutrients for good health.

Your food choices each day affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future.

Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.

Unhealthy eating habits have contributed to the obesity epidemic in the United States: about one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese.1  Even for people at a healthy weight, a poor diet is associated with major health risks that can cause illness and even death. These include heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain types of cancer. By making smart food choices, you can help protect yourself from these health problems.
The risk factors for adult chronic diseases, like hypertension and type 2 diabetes, are increasingly seen in younger ages, often a result of unhealthy eating habits and increased weight gain. Dietary habits established in childhood often carry into adulthood, so teaching children how to eat healthy at a young age will help them stay healthy throughout their life.
The link between good nutrition and healthy weight, reduced chronic disease risk, and overall health is too important to ignore. By taking steps to eat healthy, you’ll be on your way to getting the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy, active, and strong. As with physical activity, making small changes in your diet can go a long way, and it’s easier than you think!

High Protein Cheesecake

If are craving for something sweet here is a healthy option easy to make… Hope you guys like it!!

Here is the recipe:
* 12 Ounces Fat Free Cream Cheese (339g)
* 12 Ounces Plain Fat Free Greek Yogurt
* 2 Large Eggs
* 3/4 Cup Sweetener
* 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
* 2 Scoops Protein Powder Iso-28 vanilla ice cream
* 10-15 Drops Liquid Sweetener (Optional)
* 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Calories in the whole cheesecake:
* Calories: 865
* Fat: 11g
* Saturated Fat: 4g
* Sodium: 2745mg
* Carbs: 37g
* Fiber: 0gz
* Sugar: 28g
* Protein: 135g

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl for 2:00-3:00. Take out and spray a 6’’ cake pan with non-stick cooking spray. Put parchment paper inside your cake pan. Bake on 325°F/162°C for 30:00-32:00. Let cool in the fridge for a few hours (preferably overnight)!