There are loads of reasons to start eating healthy when you're young. Your mom was right. You should eat healthily and you should do it now. Having reached more than a quarter of my lifetime, I now understand why my mom always told me to eat my veggies.
Eating healthy is not a demand nor is it a punishment from our parents. It's simply good for us. Here are 5 realistic reasons to start eating healthy when you're young.
1 Weight Control Becomes Easier
This is probably the best of the many reasons to start eating healthy when you're young. The number one reason why you should start eating healthy now is that you’re going to be able to control your weight as you get older. Eating healthy at a young age can really help a lot with weight control. Science states that the natural tendency of the body is to gain weight. Healthline.com states that weight and age are very much connected to each other. You actually won't feel it in your teen years. However, as you go off to college you’re going to feel it. The dreaded Freshman 15 is going to set in and it’s not going to be pretty. That is the last thing you need to experience and to adjust to when you go off to college. Hence, you’re better off eating healthy now before it’s too late.
2 You Look Better
The easiest way to look better is to eat healthy at all times. A couple of makeup tricks won’t hurt as well, but those are not for the long haul. If you really want to maintain your youthful glow, you have to eat healthy now.
3 You Feel Better
While it may not feel too good to be compelled to eat veggies, you’ll eventually find out that you’ll feel a lot better afterward. Of course, you have to eat your veggies first to find out. After all, you will never really know until you eat them, right? So if your mom is nagging you about eating your veggies, she is not trying to piss you off. Instead, she is helping you feel a lot better.
4 You're a Lot Healthier
Obviously, you become a lot healthier if you’re eating right. Seriously, you won’t appreciate it now but you definitely will when you get a lot older. When you’re young, there’s a natural tendency to think that you’re infallible. You can eat anything you want, do anything you want, and still get through the day with all the energy. That is one of the many reasons as to why moms always nag their kids to eat veggies. They know well enough that there will be days when their teenage kids will eat, drink, and be merry. Eating healthy is a good preparation for those kinds of days. But when you start getting your blood tests done, you’re going to realize two things; either you’re abusing your body or you’re taking care of it. If you start eating healthy now, your blood tests will show the latter.
5 It Becomes a Habit
If you start eating healthy now, you won’t have as hard a time as you get older. The reason is because eating healthy becomes a habit that your body will crave, no matter what. So don’t wait until your body is begging you to take in healthier foods. Listen to your mom now and do as you’re told. You won’t regret it. This video is really going to help. Enjoy!