6 Ways Overeating Affects Your Health And Productivity

Overeating is highly deadly and is a very important aspect of not eating right. It is necessary not to over eat as it is very unhealthy. Overeating affects your health and productivity negatively in a number of ways.

Most people at one time or the other had over eaten. It occurs often among many people and if the person is observant, it is not always a palatable experience.

I know because it used to be part of my problem. In fact, it used to be a regular occurrence with me until I had knowledge.  After that I had to seriously fight it until it was conquered.

Have you ever over eaten? What was your experience like?



What is Overeating?

Overeating is eating to the point when

  1. You feel some weight in your stomach; or
  2. You eat till you feel some discomfort, as a result of the eating.

It is the excess food in relation to what the body requires at the particular time.


Ways Overeating affect your health and productivity

Here is a list of  6 ways overeating affects your health and productivity.

  1. Overeating is highly unhealthy as it overworks the organs


Overeating is highly unhealthy. It over labors the organs that are associated or involved  with digestion such as the brain, heart, stomach, large and small intestines, gall bladder, pancreas, kidney, liver etc. Over laboring these organs is majorly responsible for the frequent cases of heart attack, kidney failure, liver failure, colon cancer etc. From this, it is clear enough that overeating affects your health and productivity.



  1. Overeating makes the one dull and less productive

Overeating makes the person involved dull. This is so because the organs are doing extra job to handle the excess food taken at the point. This is particularly the case between two to three hours after the overeating.

What can a dull man do? Not much. As a result the individual is much more prone to be less productive.

  1. Overeating leads to frequent hunger pangs

When one over eats or takes sugary products, the level of sugar in the blood rises drastically. When it reduces, it leads to hunger pangs. As a result, the individual form the habit of continuous overeating.


  1. Overeating leads to non-refreshing sleeps

If one is above 40 years, overeating will often lead to insomnia, that is, inability to sleep at night.


The sleep is usually not refreshing because the organs which were supposed to be ‘resting’ while we sleep are busy doing some work of digestion. As a result the individual may be sleeping but not resting.


  1. Overeating Leads to Aging Fast


There are some pictures I took many years after graduation from a university in which I looked younger than when I was an undergraduate a number of years after. Why? As an undergraduate, I was on the fast lane of life until I surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. The stress of life on the fast lane coupled with not eating right as well as overeating all joined to make me look far older than was the case then.

Generally, constant overeating will lead to aging fast. Who wants to age fast? It is therefore clear that overeating affects your health and productivity.

  1. Overeating Leads to Overweight.

Overeating usually leads to overweight. Sometimes it leads to outright obesity. Overweight is responsible for a number of health challenges such as high blood pressure and cancer. In fact, overweight is officially the second leading cause of cancer. I hope that did not surprise you?

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Top 7 Healthy Nuts And Seeds You Should Eat Regularly

Healthy nuts and seeds contain numerous nutrients that are important to man’s health. They have a lot of health benefits that it is not healthy to ignore them for long. No many can boast of truly eating enough of these because of their costs and scarcity. Do you think that you are eating enough of them?

Nuts and seeds are seasonal. One should take advantage of their availability during their peak season and eat enough of them. To enjoy a particular nut or seeds all through the year, one may need to dehydrate them using quality food dehydrators. Fortunately, different nuts and seed are available all year round.

Here are a list of seven nuts and seeds you should endeavor to eat regularly in order to enjoy the health benefits contained in them.


Walnuts are very good for a number of the body organs such as your heart and brain. Wallnuts contain ellagic acid  which is a cancer-fighting antioxidant.

Other health benefits of regular consumption of walnuts include the reduction of the risk of prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women, lowering of high blood pressure, improving cholesterol levels, aiding in weight management, boosting brain health and managing diabetes.


Almonds are very rich in healthy calcium, and contain magnesium, vitamin E, selenium and lots of fiber. They can lower cholesterol and help prevent cancer. These oval-shaped nuts also contain protein, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, copper, iron and a number of the B vitamins. Selenium, for example, a well known immune system booster.


Cashews are actually seeds and not nut as we often hear. Have you not been calling it cashew nuts? They are kidney shaped and are rich in minerals like zinc copper, magnesium, iron and biotin. Cashews are low-fat nuts and have high oleic acid concentration.

The rich nutrients in cashew make it a good source of providing energy, improving cardiovascular health and lowering cholesterol. It also helps in the production of hemoglobin, management of Type 2 diabetes. Cashew helps maintain healthy eyes, hair and skin. Looking to have healthier eyes? Eat cashew seeds regularly.

For cancer patients, cashew seeds are not very healthy for them

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds are rich in a number of nutrients such as zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. It is also rich in anti-oxidants

When pumpkin seeds are regularly consumed, it helps boost the immune system health, lower bad cholesterol and regulate blood sugar. It is also good in fighting anxiety and depression as well as reducing arthritis pain. It supports prostate health, improve heart health, and reduce the risk of developing some types of cancer. Good reasons to regularly consume pumpkin seeds, particularly during its peak availability.

Pine Nuts

Pine nuts which are also known as cedar nuts, are the edible seeds of pine trees. Cedar Nuts, which is also referred to as Pine Nuts contain essential Vitamins like Vitamins A, B, D, E. They are rich in essential amino acids.

The Pine nuts help improve the heart or cardiovascular health and reduce bad cholesterol. They also protect the arteries from damage and suppress appetite (making it good for weight management). Pine nuts  boost energy and improve vision health. They also help increase the blood’s hemoglobin level and relieve fatigue and tension. These are great reasons why cedar nuts or pine nuts should be part of your regular diet.

 Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds, from the sunflower tree, are rich in the following nutrients:  phytochemicals, folate, selenium, copper and Vitamin E which is a good antioxidant.

Regular consumption of sunflower seeds can help boost immunity, prevent cancer, reduce the severity of asthma, lower high blood pressure, prevent migraine headaches and reduce the risk of heart attacks.

Flax seeds

Flax seeds are the best source of omega 3 oil. Its oil, which is much healthier than the omega 3 fish oil, is sometimes used to make medicine. It also contain lignans which is a quality antioxidant. Flax seed oil is also rich in alpha-linoleic acid, (ALA).

The high fiber in flax seeds promotes healthy bowel functioning, suppresses appetite and helps support weight loss. It helps prevent breast and prostate cancers. Flax seeds can even help ease the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), support cholesterol health, protect against heart disease, stabilize blood sugar and reduce the risk of cancer. They are equally good for maintaining healthy skin and hair.





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