“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Healthy eating and having a pantry full of healthy foods truly is an investment in your life. There are so many proven benefits to living a healthy lifestyle, which includes eating a healthy diet, that it is almost impossible to dispute the fact that if you want to lead an energy-filled life, you’ve got to eat right.
We take a look at what the benefits of healthy foods are for the whole family and what kind of foods you should be eating on a daily basis.
Benefits of Healthy Eating for Adults
The list really is endless when it comes to the benefits of eating healthy for adults. We’ve put together our top benefits of eating right that we guarantee you will experience when you begin to follow a healthy eating regime.
Improved Overall Health
When you eat healthy foods, you lower your risk of heart disease including hypertension, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, making you less susceptible to suffering from conditions like heart attacks and strokes.
Reduced Risk of Cancers
Eating a diet that is high in antioxidants (that can be found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes) can help to reduce your risk of developing certain cancers.
Improved Mood and Memory
When you do not eat well, it can have a significant impact on your mood, your mental wellness and your overall brain abilities like memory and concentration. Healthy eating, including getting enough water every day, has been proven to enhance your mood and improve your brain function.
Even though weight loss is not the main factor or reason that you should eat a healthy diet, it does naturally become a welcome side effect when you do eat well. Your body will respond to a diet rich in vitamins and minerals, good fats and good proteins and will naturally shed any excess fat or weight that it is carrying around.
At Dis-Chem we understand that eating right has a huge benefit to the health of your entire body, including your mind, and so we strive to promote a healthy lifestyle in the form of a large array of healthy food items. Check out what we have in store now.
Benefits of Healthy Eating for Children
Children will also benefit from eating a healthy range of foods in the ways we’ve mentioned above. But there are some additional benefits for children when they begin to incorporate more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and healthy fats into their diet. These can include:
- Good muscle and bone growth and strengthening
- Assistance with maintaining a stable, healthy body weight
- Support for brain cognition and development
- Improves sleep
- Improves the digestive system
What Healthy Foods You Can Buy at Dis-Chem
At Dis-Chem, we have your healthy eating needs sorted. When you browse online, you’ll easily find the foods, products and supplements you need to live the healthiest life possible because we have categorised all our products into easy-to-find sections, namely;
- Health teas
- Milk alternatives
- Healthy Eating Tips
- Gluten-free products
- Health drinks & snacks
- No added sugar products
- Crackers & spreads
Shop the Dis-Chem Healthy Food range now.
Why is healthy food important?
Thanks to all the evidence out there, there is no denying that choosing healthy whole foods over processed, sugary ones is the better choice. Healthy food is important to help you have more energy, reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, help maintain a healthy body weight and improve your mood and memory.
Where to buy healthy foods?
Living healthy is made easy when you shop at Dis-Chem. Shop online or at your nearest Dis-Chem Pharmacy today.
Shop Health Foods
- R 429.95Biogen Superscoop 300gR 429.95
- R 229.95Gaby's Cashew Salted Splits 1kgR 229.95
- R 59.95Gaby's Pitless Dates 1kg KR 59.95
- R 229.95Gaby's Cashew Raw SplitsR 229.95
- R 57.95Chefs Choice 220gR 57.95
- R 292.95Superfoods Organic Spirulina Powder 200gR 292.95In store only where available.Out of stock
- R 48.95Lifestyle Food Bulgar Wheat 500gR 48.95
- R 32.95Lifestyle Food Polenta 500gR 32.95
- R 59.95Special PriceR 39.95Lifestyle Food Whole Wheat Couscous 500gR 59.95Special PriceR 39.95
- R 31.95Lifestyle Food Popcorn 500gR 31.95
- R 47.95Life Style Food Chickpeas 500gR 47.95
- R 294.95L/s Food Hydrolyzed Collagen 350gR 294.95