Every day, multiple times a day, we make choices about how we fuel our bodies. These choices have both short-term and long-term effects. When we choose nutrient dense foods, we can prevent or reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Another integral component of health is exercise for both our mental and physical health because nutrition is only one piece of the puzzle. When we incorporate all these health aspects into our daily habits- nutrition, physical health, and mental health- we are nourished individuals.