What is Food? The term is almost equal to life itself. We dedicate more time to buying food and eating than we do to any other life-sustaining activity apart from breathing and sleeping. Food is one of our ultimate sources of pleasure, and it is one we share with those we love and cherish. We eat as a family, a community, a tribe, a couple in love while nourishing our bodies and relationships.
Food is an expression of love, compassion, identity, and creativity. Historically,
it has formed a building block of culture strengthening associations, capturing the distinctive personality of a people and marking momentous events.
The Other Side of the Coin about Food
Now, that is what food is and what it should represent. However, food has become synonymous with weight gain, stress, confusion, stress, neurosis and one of the primary sources of chronic diseases.
More people than ever before are dying of cancer and heart disease. According to the World Health Organization, 30-50 percent of cancer can be prevented.
The scary thing is that the number is increasing. These two diseases are medically referred to as “Lifestyle diseases” they are lifestyle related because they are caused by our eating habits.
Many of us are taking precautions before it’s too late. Availability of information about healthy lifestyle and healthy diets is gaining popularity and acceptance globally. Our grandparents and great-grandparents didn’t have much choice like you, and I have today. They ate what was readily grown and available at the time. That’s why chronic diseases were unheard of back then.
We have become like spoilt kinds due to choice. Though not all people have a variety of food to choose from (which can be a blessing), ha-ha trust me.
When you have a choice, you tend to develop a problem of stuffing yourself with junk foods. When you are young, if lucky, you’ll get away with it.
However, nowadays I believe you have witnessed children as young as ten years old suffering from diabetes type1 and obesity
How we eat has become a contentious issue based on the harm food can cause if used unskillfully. I am using the word skillfully because if you want to play your favorite game with skill, you have to practice hard. The same applies to your eating habit. You have to practice daily on building a culture of a healthy eating lifestyle.
Am not saying it’s simple, changing your life can be daunting, but if you are a keen follower of the health news on the media, you will agree that it’s paramount to change your lifestyle otherwise you’ll become a chronic disease statistic. To give you an upper hand on this, let me introduce you to Whole Food and their immense benefits on your health and life you will wonder how you lived without it.
My Question is?
- Are you willing to change your diet if it will improve your health?
- Do you want to feel better with more energy to run your life?
- Do you want to shed those extra pounds that are lowering your self-esteem and quality of life?
- Do you want to improve, stabilize or even reverse chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and hypertension?
If your answer is yes to any of the questions above, then you might want to get to know what whole food is or plant-based diet.
So what is Whole Food?
This eating plan comprises of plant foods in their whole nature, unrefined forms, such as seeds, Lentils, beans, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and small amounts of organic plant fats. It does not contain animal products, such as meat, poultry, fish, dairy, and eggs. It also does not consist of processed foods, including oil and sweets.
What is processed food? For the most part, these are foods with ingredients that have
been chemically or mechanically altered so they no longer resemble their source
form (such as high fructose corn syrup, soybean oil, and trans-fats) and some other
chemicals you cannot even pronounce. These foods we love are pro-inflammatory and can cause sickness and even death.
What is added sugar? Organic sugars from whole foods are included in this eating plan,
but additional sugar should be avoided or considerably limited. This comprises but is not
restricted to ingredients such as agave nectar, brown rice syrup, corn syrup, dextrose,
fructose, cane syrup, cane juice, honey, maple syrup, molasses, and sugar.
The incredible notion about embracing a Whole Food Plant Based diet is that illnesses can be
stopped, treated and even cured. Roughly 80% of the most common ailments that
cause death in the United States are a result of lifestyle! This eating plan is a significantly
inexpensive way to improve your overall health and avoiding expensive prescription treatments with their numerous side effects, procedures and their potential risks and complications. In addition, this diet is more compassionate to animals and gentler on the environment.
More Health benefits!
I never knew what plant-based nutrition can do until I watched this documentary. I promise you, you’ll never see food the same way again. You will see real-life stories no actors, chronic diseases reversed and hear from the doctors, and world renown Nutrition Biochemist T. Colin Campbell (China Study). Enjoy and remember to share with your loved ones.
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