Thursday, February 17, 2011

Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure 
It seems like everywhere you look, there’s a new pill or medicine that will ‘instantly cure’ your sickness, disease or health issue. And while taking a pill to cure what ails you might be convenient and simple, maybe it’s really time to sit down and take a good, long look at what you’re feeding your body, or as it might be, not feeding your body. Are you truly giving your body the nutrients it needs to take care of itself? Most of us find when we take a look at what we’ve been eating that the choices we’ve been making in the name of convenience, simplicity, or saving time have actually been detrimental to our overall health – body, mind and spirit.
Our modern day diet largely consists of excessive consumption of starch, sugar, fried and fatty foods. As a result, diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s and some cancers are becoming more and more common.
Healthy foods and good nutrition can not only help keep you fit, but treat disease as well. You may not even have to go to a health food store. You can purchase them right at your grocery store, or make a trip to your local farmer’s market. And if you focus on basing a healthy, well-balanced diet on the 14 “Superfoods,” the detrimental effects of these diseases can be slowed, stopped or even reversed.
And when you nourish your body physically with these nutrient-dense foods, your mental capacities increase, and your spiritual wellness is enhanced as well. In addition, since your spiritual health is optimal, it will shine through to the outside, and people will notice you’re happy, calm, and that your stress levels have decreased dramatically.
So look for ways to cut the junk out of your daily eating and replace it with members of the Superfoods group. Your body, mind and spirit will all be healthier as a direct result.

You Really Are What You Eat

You Really Are What You Eat
Recent research has uncovered 14 different foods foods high in nutrients and again promote good overall health. Coined "super", which tend to have fewer calories, higher levels of vitamins and minerals, and many disease-fighting antioxidants
Beans (legumes), berries (blueberries, in particular), broccoli, green tea, nuts (especially walnuts), oranges, pumpkin, salmon. soy, spinach, tomatoes, turkey, whole grains and oats, and yogurt can all help stop and even reverse diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and some cancers. And while you might have an effect on a certain body part, it can also affect the health of other body functions and performance that the whole body is connected. With these 14 foods as the basis of a balanced diet and solid, weight loss gimmicks and other programs of fly-by-night are a thing of the past in your life.
Conversely, the ill effects of an unbalanced diet are many and varied. low energy levels, mood swings, tired all the time, weight change, uncomfortable with body are just some signs that your diet is unbalanced. An unbalanced diet can cause problems with maintenance of body tissues, growth and development, brain and nervous system function, and problems with bone and muscle systems.
Symptoms of malnutrition include lack of energy, irritability, a weakened immune system leads to frequent colds or allergies, and mineral depletion that can trigger a variety of health problems such as anemia.

And since the body is connected, knowing that an unhealthy body will result in an unhealthy spirit only makes sense. When we feed our body with these super foods and supplement with other healthy foods and fresh foods, our spirit will be stronger and healthier as a direct result.
Many modern diets based on the packaging of processed foods is a serious lack of vitamins and minerals, which may affect mental health as well, and cause irritability, confusion, and feeling "a fog" all the time.

Superfoods can be the basis of a sound, healthy and nutritious way to cure many ills and several of them.
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