Eating healthy: It may sound like a hill you can’t climb—or don’t even want to. But eating healthy, sometimes called clean eating, is really about a few simple principles, and those principles can do more than just change the numbers on the scale. Eating better can also lead to an improved performance at work: If you’re eating more fruits and vegetables, studies have found that you are probably more productive at work.
Unfortunately, however, many of us are not eating well. Think about this statistic: Nearly three-quarters of our calories have undergone some sort of processing. We used to cook our own food—and now we’re not. We’re eating food that comes out of boxes and bags, that is pre-made and from drive-thrus or other restaurants. And if you dose your body with lots of stuff it doesn’t need, it’ll drag you down. This graphic by ZeroCater explains the issue in more detail.