We all know what foods that are beneficial to you and those that are detrimental. Avoiding fast foods, fried foods, salty food, sweet foods, and mainly processed foods. Eat vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, fish, and more. We see certain food chains adding the caloric intake of certain foods. We also see advertisements in the grocery store for reduced fat, low sugar, and high fiber meals. Why is healthy eating so important? The fact of the matter is in the name-HEALTH. As I’ve stated before your health is your greatest wealth. There are so many natural foods and remedies to combat nearly every illness. If you want to live longer and prevent diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes mindful eating is the way to go. Despite the significance of healthy eating it is often the more expensive route of eating. If you compare the produce section to the junk food aisle you will see a major discrepancy. The produce section will be a lot more expensive. This is due to the fact that the junk food is made with cheap, artificial ingredients. The produce section takes time and effort to grow the crops. It is quite a shame to be honest. Personally, I would consider myself somewhat of a healthy eater. I try to avoid foods that are fried, greasy, and just plain bad for me. However, it can be a struggle. I go to a community college for high school. At the cafeteria it is rare that they don’t serve something unhealthy. However, one of my New Years resolutions was to lose weight. Thus, eating healthier is part of that criteria. On January 11th I will be participating in the Daniel Fast.(Look up the criteria for the Daniel Fast) It is a veagan sugar and salt free diet that will help me both spiritually and physically. I know for sure that this will help me lose weight. It is for 21 days. One doesn’t have to do the Daniel Fast to lose weight. However, your health is the most important aspect of your life. Make an effort to eat healthier.