I have a few questions for you!
We are in a new age, where the lifestyles we craft for ourselves contributes to many of the diseases that have become so commonplace in our society -- high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, depression, and heart disease. We now come to expect that as we age, we will develop at least one of these diseases simply because we are older or because our genetics have predetermined our outcome! What if these diseases develop or accelerate as a result of the foods we eat? If you knew that food contributed to you becoming ill, would you change how and what you ate? If your answer is ‘no’ you can stop reading this now! If your answer is ‘yes’, let’s continue!
It is easy to minimize the significance good nutrition plays in our lives, after all, it is up to the individual to implement a healthy nutrition plan, and that takes time and effort, and can be a tremendous struggle. Furthermore, we are literally surrounded by foods that entice us with their over-abundance of fat, sugar, and salt, but are lacking in the actual nutrients that our bodies need to function!
Fortunately, a single change can be the impetus to a whole new, and better, world! Pick one of the suggestions below to implement into your life and see what you can do!
Food is your fuel; it can help you fight a virus, decrease inflammation, increase immunity, turn genetic markers for disease on or off. To coin a long-lived phrase, "dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es" or “You are what you eat” and the food you eat directly impacts your state of mind and health. While this is no easy task, you can create and influence the health of your brain and body, leading you to a happier life! Trust this, it is well worth the effort.