Nutrition is the single most important facet of your health.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” -Hippocrates
We all eat food daily, so where have we gone wrong? You would think everyone has it figured out by now.
It’s no secret that food is much more available then it was 150 years ago. In some respects, this is good. A lot less world hunger is obviously great.
However, there are a lot of downsides of having the ability to get food anywhere at any time. Food that can be on shelves for years is usually never going to serve your body well. It will fill you up with calories for a short amount of time, but will not provide your body with nutrients it needs to be healthy and fight chronic disease.
Back when you had to hunt and gather for your food in the wilderness, you didn’t know went your next meal would be, and there wasn’t a good way of storing food to have a big reserve.
The result of this kind of life is not having the ability to eat when you are depressed, bored (I’m guilty), celebrating, sitting in front of the tv and so on.
Can you see where this would be a problem?
Food is so easy to get that we eat too much. The food that costs the least, because of modern day technology and agriculture, is the worst food for you!
If you have fallen into the category of opting for food that is the cheapest and easiest, don’t worry we all have.
Start thinking about food as a fuel, not a reward. We have this so wrong in our country. This is why nearly 40% of Americans are obese!
The best advice I can give you, no matter your finical position is eat real food whenever possible. If you do this I guarantee you will reduce your risks for chronic disease, lose excess body fat, and feel a whole heck of a lot better.
Let me adjust Hippocrates quote above to…
“Let real food be thy medicine and medicine be thy real food”
In today’s world this distinction is necessary.
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