Every morsel that we eat contributes to either enhancing our health or deteriorating it. Eating the right food then becomes a matter of choice for our continued good health and longevity.
With rising consumerism, as well as processed and genetically modified foods increasingly becoming the staple, lifestyle diseases like obesity, heart ailments, diabetes, hormonal imbalance and others have alarmingly risen. Moreover, a sedentary lifestyle, work-life balance impairment and increased life expectancy have further corroborated the effect, leading to stress and anxiety disorders, and the mother of them all – cancer.
According to the British Journal of Cancer, with the current unhealthy food trends, environment and lifestyle, 1 out of every 2 women and 1 out of 3 men will develop cancer in their lifetime. While the onset of cancer is seemingly inevitable, we can proactively delay/stop it by lowering the risk factors.
Research proves that cancers thrive when they get an environment conducive for their growth (source). Eating the right foods, on the other hand, can either delay the onset of the disease or spontaneously regress its growth.
So, the next time you take that bite, pause for a while and assess whether the foods you choose to eat are the right ones that make you strong from within to fight against all odds.
While I aim to spread the good word on the holistic benefits of eating the right foods, I do not wish to enforce my views on you. For a more pragmatic approach, instead of being fastidious about health foods, I choose to be flexible in my approach. After all, good food should provide nutrition, energy and satiety.
Satiety plays a rather important role in ensuring that the food that you eat is absorbed well by the body. So I strongly advocate not eliminating sugar, carbs and fat entirely, but to choose wisely, observe moderation and portion control. They can also be substituted by healthy options that provide satisfaction, and at the same time, also contribute to our overall well-being.
To ensure that we follow these dietary recommendations, we need to be more practical about the current scenario, rather than being idealistic. Some amount of processed foods will inevitably find their way to the table (to add a variety of flavours and novelty to our meals), but the overall aim is to choose more of fresh, organic and home-cooked food, over processed foods that are high in sugar, salt, colour, preservatives and flavouring agents.
Read my posts on healthy eating and try out my easy, yet delicious, recipes to enjoy good food and sound health.
The overarching goal here is to choose foods that nurture, protect and heal, over foods that damage and compromise your health.
Begin this change today and eat your way to good health.
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