The importance of food for your Health
You are what you eat. Food will be your best Medicine but you have to be informed about what you eat. In our modern world too often we are being fooled to put something into our mouth which might taste good but will actually harm us if eaten for longer periods. If you can it is always better to grow your own vegetables and fruits and if this is not possible then try to buy organic.
I read a recent article that stated:”seven out of ten deaths are caused by chronic diseases … which can be prevented or treated with diet.” The article continued to state that medical students study 4 additional years after their Bachelor’s degree to become a doctor. In those 4 postgraduate years, they receive less than 20 hours of nutrition education. Doctors learn early in their career, that it does not pay to talk about food nutrition. Only 14% doctors feel qualified to talk to patients about food.
“What we discovered is that the real reason we’re all getting fatter isn’t fat or sugar. Furthermore, sugar alone isn’t very addictive – only horses snack on sugar cubes and very few people gorge on boiled sweets or dry toast. And fat isn’t really addictive either: when did you last sneak a spoonful of butter from the fridge late at night? The modern processed food industry knows this and that’s why you’re rarely sold the two separately – what is addictive is the combination. We interviewed some amazing scientists who showed us that a combination of fat and sugar (such as in milk chocolate or ice cream) has a similar effect on your brain to cocaine.”
This is a bold statement, but the article backs this up. After consumption of fatty sugary foods, the body has a surge in dopamine. The two doctors concluded you should avoid processed foods made with sugar and fat. These foods affect your brain in a completely different way from natural foods and it’s hard for anyone to resist eating too much.”