Why Should We be Healthy?
June 19, 2011 in nutrition
Good health is priceless. It’s something to celebrate. Are you treating your body right?
I am not here to tell you that if you cut your pizza in half you’ll instantly become skinny. If that is what you looking for, try a new diet. What I am talking about is carving a new lifestyle that is more aware of the things you eat. Can you tell me what all those long, alien sounding “ingredients” are on a box of macaroni that should just say cheese and noodles? Neither could I. I choose not to eat these strange things.
I’m not a believer of processed foods. From my experience, they do more bad things to our bodies than good. The foods that I choose to eat are the ones where I can understand the ingredients list.
Once upon a time all foods were whole foods. Now we live in a country of mass production, monocropping, GMOs, artificial dyes and sweeteners. Food is taken out of its natural form and salt, fat and other ingredients are added. The very things that make food healthy – fiber, vitamins, minerals – are often removed. We have the power to vote on food with every dollar we spend. Supply and demand. We dictate grocery stores.
Personally I do the vegan thing. It really works for me. My body is able to handle this lifestyle – for some people this is not the case – the Dalai Lama would get ill if he stopped eating roast beef! I like to think of nutrition as a wheel. A healthy wheel is supplied with all the nutrition it needs and turns fast and easily. An unhealthy diet slows down the wheel and you feel low-energy.
Diets are useless for sustained good health. Instead invest some time in learning about nutrition and it will go a long way.