First, you notice there is no name for the food or drink in your original native language. It is made in factory plants and industries. It could be bottled, boxed, canned or bagged (and then labeled).
Processed foods. Fast foods. Junk food. Soft drinks. Snacks. Energy drinks. Sweets. And so on. The only part of your body that likes them is your tongue! These are not natural foods. They are processed.
People that live long and die strong typically, eat more of “natural foods” and drinks, and less of “processed foods”
The problem here is that, these processed foods go through series of processing and refinements that remove essential nutrients and fibers. Thereafter, attempts are made to add their nutrients that, unfortunately, are not as rich and organic as the nutrients removed from the natural products and sources being processed. Consequently, the body is poorly nourished.
Also, health experts are doubtful about the safety of high amounts of some of the additives, flavours, artificial sweeteners, coloring agents and preservatives used.
Finally, and most importantly, these processed and packaged foods contain high amounts of salt, sugars and fats. We don’t want too much of these in the body. No, we don’t.
Increased consumption of these unhealthy foods has been strongly linked to increase in cases of obesity, cancers, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, psychological problems, and so on. These negatively affect how well and how long one lives.
Buy apples instead of apple juice. Eat locally grown and home-prepared food. They are healthier, fresher and more natural. They are whole, compatible with the body systems. Drink more water. Water is the healthiest and most natural beverage you can drink. Eat plenty of fruits. Prepare vegetable soups. Cook “swallow”. Add some fish and chicken. Gradually reduce the amount of processed foods you consume by replacing them with foods that mother nature has so abundantly blessed us with.
Before you put in your mouth ask yourself: “Did great-grand-mum eat or drink this? This is the secret behind grand mother that lived up to 100 years without living on medications. This way of eating can not only boost your health but also help you appreciate foods’ natural flavor. Choose to live long and die strong! You are what you eat!
Take charge of your health and Happiness.