Eating healthy can seem like a hassle when there are so many easy and quick unhealthy options. When it comes to long term health, eating healthy is the best way to live longer. Eating healthy can help keep your skin, teeth, and eyes healthy. It can support muscles, boost immunity, strengthen bones, help manage and achieve a healthy weight (CDC, 2021). There are so many amazing benefits but it can be hard to do that if you don’t know where to start. 

 Some places to start are by starting to eat cleaner, meaning eating foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. Including eating more fruits and vegetables, limiting eating processed foods, and reducing your intake of added sugars(CDC, 2021). There are lots of ways to find out all of that information including reading labels, avoiding packaged snack foods, making water your primary beverage, and choosing food from ethically raised animals. 

 How are different aspects of eating styles perceived to affect health? The proportion of statements in each of the 3 eating style themes (pattern of intake, time of intake, and mindfulness) that were endorsed as important (Vizireanu, 2018). These are the facts that are considered when planning and eating a meal. A lot of times it is hard to determine when to eat or if you are too busy to just skip a meal. The pattern of intake statements included: eat breakfast, do not skip meals, eat small meals often, eat 3 main meals, and do not snack between meals (Vizireanu,  2018). Skipping a meal can do more harm than good. It is important to keep a routine and stick with it. 


Vizireanu, M., & Hruschka, D. (2018). Lay Perceptions of Healthy Eating Styles and Their Health Impacts. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 50(4), 365–371.e1.

Benefits of Healthy Eating. (2021, May 16). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.