Argumentative Essay

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JayDee Johnson III
November 20th 2012
Professor Drew
Why you Should Have a Healthy Diet Why should you maintain and strive to have a healthy diet? A healthy diet can better improve your overall well-being. Having such a diet can keep you at a weight you want and help you feel better about yourself. A nutritional diet can lead to nothing but good things for your body. It also allows for reduced stress and tension within the body. Individuals should have a healthy diet because it promotes good bodily functions, gives you more energy throughout the day, and prevents the risk for obesity and diabetes. What does it mean to promote good bodily functions? The body has thousands of functions and task that it must be able to carry on and do throughout the day to take on the task of daily living and keep the body alive. Having a healthy amount of fiber in your diet will help flush your colon and keep it clean from waste and bacteria. It as been proven that taking in certain fruits can increase your sex drive, as well as the process of making hormones that increase your sex drive. Another bodily function that we have to have to live is good blood circulation. A number of foods in your diet, minus sweets and fats, can promote overall better circulation of the blood. An intake of the right kinds of vitamins can allow you to sweat more while working out. The more you can sweat the better your body can carry on certain processes. If you add in some exercise you’re looking at very healthy bodily processes. How can maintaining a healthy diet give you more energy throughout each day? A calorie is represented as a unit of energy; the better you maintain the number of calories you take in as well as the type of calories, the more energy you can have for your day. A diet as such can give you more energy with the certain types of foods you eat. If you eat a diet high in carbohydrates then you’re looking at a much higher energy in take than someone who takes in few carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the body’s primary and number one source for energy; it can be broken down and used much quicker than any of the other nutrients. Other foods within your diet that can give you more energy are your fruits and whole grain breads. Your fruits can provide the body with many vitamins while whole grain foods provide many carbohydrates. How can a healthy diet prevent the risk for developing diseases such as Obesity and Diabetes? Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health.