YOU WANT TO ENJOY THE FOOD YOU EAT
YOU SHOULD ALSO GIVE ATTENTION TO
WHAT IT CAN DO FOR YOUR BODY AND GOOD HEALTH
More attention is given proper food for healthy bodies. Yet every day more people are finding that one can no longer expect to get what they need to be healthy from the foods they eat. Of course much of that has to do with what we eat. As we have moved to being a more dynamic society there is little time left to prepare good healthy meals. The food industry recognizes this and now makes available a host of foods that makes the preparation fast, simple and easy. More often, we tend to make a quick stop at our favorite “fast food” restaurant. Unfortunately these processed foods often have ingredients that do more harm than good in our bodies.
Good food for healthy bodies is so important. It can affect our bodies in so many ways. Improper food can lead to problems with our cholesterol levels and can contribute to problems with high blood pressure. Eventually, one could suffer from heart disease and possibly a heart attack.
WHAT OUR GOVERNMENT SAYS TO DO
Our government has created a website for us to use to assist us in eating good food for health. They say if we follow the guidelines they put forth we should be getting all the nutrients we need. There are a couple of problems with this. The first one is obvious if you go to the website. It is hard to believe that very many are going to be able to follow this. Click here (link) for the website and be sure to follow through on at least a couple of the food groups. The second one is that the value in the food sources changes. Do tomatoes from Mexico have the same nutrients as those from Florida? Does the steak from the feed yards in Nebraska have the same nutrients as the one from California?
To compound the problem for those who would take the time to use natural foods in meal preparation the useful content has declined dramatically. Adding to the confusion is to ask the question –Are foods today as nutritious as they were 50-75 years ago? The soil began to lose much of its nutrient rich content years ago. The need for increased production per acre led to the use of fertilizers. A corn yield of 50 bushels to the acre was considered to be good in 1940. Today with fertilizer, yields are in the hundreds of bushels per acre. And, there is the question of genetically modified crops. One can only imagine what real nutrient value there is in today’s crops. And do we really know what the fertilizer and genetic modified plant does to the food? Many European countries do not allow genetically modified crops and Russia has now said no to them.
What should we do? Certainly, one should do as much as they can to provide themselves and their families with good nutritious food. And, many they are doing a good job. One might as an alternative consider some other sources for information. There are some sensible approaches to eating healthy.
Rutgers University, long known for their interest in nutritional foods is a good source. If you have Adobe Reader to access pdf files you might want to read about “Eating together-Eating well” or “Phytochemicals and Functional Foods – Super Foods for Optimal Health”. There are many other helpful articles from Rutgers on their Food and Nutrition Fact Sheets & Bulletins site.
For many others they are finding that it is necessary to supplement their food with natural vitamins and minerals as well as a host of other compounds the body must have to stay healthy.