As incomes rise and populations become more urban, diets high in complex arbohydrates give way to more varied diets with a higher proportion of fats, saturated fats and sugars. At the same time, large shifts towards less physically demanding work have been observed worldwide. Moves towards less physical activity are also found in the increasing use of automated transport, technology in the home, and more passive leisure pursuits.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Prevention is Better than Cure
The statistics should scare us. Disease, cancer, and obesity are on the rise. Poverty is on the rise, but so it excessive spending of the rich. In developed nations, obesity is a killer. In underdeveloped nations, malnutrition takes many lives. I am not here to present statistics. You can check them out yourself.
Development And Health
Nations are on our way to becoming developed. Look at America - homosexuality, promiscousity, premature sexualization of young children, obesity, etc. are rising. Society is becoming even more evil and corrupt. Is that what we want for our family? Do we want to be a "developed" nation, in the sense that an elect group people can buy food that they want, drive cars that they want, and kill themselves with pleasures that today satisfy and tomorrow destroy you? People just want to do what they want and ignore the consequences, while other people are barely have enough food to eat or clean water to drink. Some people die because they have no choice, some people die because they had the choice to do otherwise, but it was too difficult, too troublesome, and just "not worth the effect" to them. Is that the kind of society that we want to raise?
Development has its good. The rise of technology saves many lives because health care is available. However, it also destroys many lives, because people who eat over-processed and unnatural food, a result of food technology which allows us to eat wonderful, tasty, food. People eventually get sick.
According to the World Health Organization:
Example 1: Honey and Sugar
Ask yourselves - why is it cheaper to buy sugar than honey? Sugar kills many. It causes diabetes, and many other problems. Honey, however is a natural sweetener. You cannot have too much of it, because you will vomit. This is a natural prevention for over-consumption. It has much good, unlike refined sugar, which is terrible for us. However, poor people cannot afford to buy honey, but can afford to buy sugar, which was subsidised. You cannot force people to choose honey over sugar, but you can make it more readily available.
Links on both sides of the issue (Key word: MODERATION)
People cannot decide for themselves what is good for them. Every one will "give in" to their own desires. If most young people had a choice, they rather feed their tastebuds with deep fried, processed, cholestrol-packed fast-food than eat a good, wholesome dinner of whole wheat bread, tofu, brown rice, etc.
Wheat is too processed today. Much of the healthy, edible, parts of the wheat are thrown away in favor of a smoother, tastier, and softer result. Of course, one cannot eat too much of anything. Too much wheat and too little fruits, and it will affect your glucose rate, and you may also end up with scurvy in the worst case . Lack of sugar or fat is just as bad as no fat. Glucose levels in otherwise healthy foods are bad for you. Too much soya causes cancer. Butter is wonderful for you, but too much of it will simply make you fat. Don't just focus on one aspect of food - for example the calories or cholestrol. Take the food as a whole. For example, some health-consious people only eat the egg white as it is cholestrol free, but they forget that the egg yolk is full of essential nutrients and protein! People are afraid to take dairy because of its fat content, but then they need to take calcium pills. Fiber, for example very good for us and prevents many diseases, but needs to be consumed with plenty of water.
Principles of Good Eating - balance them
1) Eat as natural as possible. Eat food the way God created it, as a whole package. Avoid processed foods. Avoid over cooking your foods.
For example, juices are nice to have, but eating the fruits whole is better, because most juicing systems do not really juice properly, and you end up wasting vitamins and fibers. If you take the fruit as a whole, you will have no problem. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/whats-wrong-with-juicing/
Eat whole grains - they are full of fiber. Eat potatoes with the skins (boiled, not deep fried). Eat them with a little salt and not with a pound of butter.
Drink milk, not with meat, but with breakfast. It's filling, full of good fats, natural calcium, and tastes wonderful. What about blending whole fruits into yogurt? Smoothies are really healthy and filling.
Eat the grape with the skin and swallow the seeds.
Use your common sense to get the most out of your money. Try not to waste food parts. If it is not good for eating, simply throw it into your garden and bury it in the soil.
2) Eat a variety Don't concentrate on one particular food. Eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, carbohydrates, and proteins. Experience a variety of natural fruits and vegetables
3) Eat in moderation. Don't binge on anything. Too much of a good thing will kill you.
King James Bible Proverbs 25:16
Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.
4) Eat local Our bodies have adjusted to the foods available locally. You don't have to spend a lot of money to buy imported blueberries, for example, when you could easily find bananas or papayas in much larger quantities. It's more worth your money.
5) Eat Free of pesticides, herbicides, and drugs. Don't eat pills or supplements. Your body was not made for eating funny-colored tablets. Maybe pharmeceutical companies and money-makers want to convince you that you need to take Vitamin C supplements, but why buy pills when you can eat papayas? You can't overdose on Vitamin C if you eat if the way it naturally is found in nature! If you eat a moderate, healthy, natural, diet, you will have less to worry about by way of health. Its ridiculous to think that you can eat a couple of pills then splurge on fatty meats, deep fried oils, animal intestines, etc and get away with it!
6) Eat Frugally - Not expensive. It's okay to splurge on a special occasion, but don't be deceived by clever marketing tactics. You can eat healthy, natural food, without spending hundreds of money at the organic shop.
7) Eat only what you need. Our body's needs are simple. We need to stop feeding ourselves and feed our bodies. Stop letting your food eat you and eat food instead!
8) Eat Simple Don't be obsessed with eating healthy. Don't spend too much time being consumed with eating healthy, buying health foods, and cooking complicated meals. There are so many important things in your life, like your family. Your body serves you, and you don't serve your body. If you are a wise and good master, you will have a happy servant.
9) Eat Wholesome Don't waste or throw away parts. You are throwing your money away, because you paid for all the parts you don't like as well as the parts you like. Apple skins can be eaten. Don't eat the core - it wasn't meant for you to eat. Apple seeds contain cyanide and overdoses (in the unlikely case of you collecting a whole jar full of apple seeds and eating them all at once) can kill you. Keep a compost bin to recycle organic waste. Learn to do simple gardening, for example, grow chillies. Your waste will feed the chilies which will feed you. In the end, you benefit from saving the waste. However, what parts should I eat and what parts should I not eat? Well, the best and scientifically proven guidebook to eating is the Bible - yes, it is. It gives life to all who find it.
10) Eat... And drink. Drink lots of water. Drink at least 2 liters a day. It is essential to your health. Try to drink a glass of water before dinner, to prevent
11) Eat According to Biblical Guidelines - Most important! God created our bodies and He knows what is best for them.
Here I outline the Biblical guidelines for eating, which is not the same as the Rabbinical guides to eating kosher! There is are a lot of differences! Key: Eating Rabbinically kosher is biblical, but eating Biblical may not strictly Rabbinically kosher!
I shall eat and was made to eat from the beginning:
1) All fruits, grains, herbs, and vegetables (Genesis)
3) Breast milk (for babies only)
I am permitted to eat and drink (after the Flood, because of the state of sinful man,)
1) Certain meats (such as poultry, mutton, and beef) of
2) Certain insects
3) Fish with scales
4) Milk (but not with meat)
5) Wine, with meat with (instead of milk), but getting drunk is forbidden. I suggest if you
1) Chew and Cud AND
2) Have cloven hooves
1) Never eat blood
2) Never eat fat
3) Never eat entrails
4) Never eat the meat of a milk-producing animal with milk
5) Seafood without scales
These are the best and healthiest guidelines! The things that I can eat and was made to eat, I eat. The things that I am permitted to eat, I eat moderately. The things I am forbidden/strongly advised not to eat, I should not eat at all or, if I really love them, once in a long while. Keeping the law will never save us, but it is full of life and wisdom. A mom that tells her son not to smoke is not purposely trying to restrict his happiness or make him miserable, and he is still her son even if he does persist in insisting to smoke, but for his own good, for his own health, for his own life 's sake, and out of love for his mother, he should just do what she says.
We can still be God's children whether we eat pork or not, but He told His precious people not to.
Biblical Eating: (More to come on that later!)
Some Benefits of Eating Kosher
Also, fasting is medically proven to be healthy. Don't just fast = live a fasted life.
Don't just fast = live a fasted life.
*Caution about links throughout the article: I may not agree completely with the values, conclusions, facts, message, etc. of the links. I try to present both sides of the issue. What I"m trying to encourage here is healthy, common-sense, moderate eating! Please notify me if the websites linked have inppropriate content!
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