You are what you Eat – Your Outer Appearance Reflects the kinds of Foods You Eat

If you are overweight or underweight don’t blame it on genes, relationship problems or other – Blame it on the foods you put in your mouth, stomach and body. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!

In essence, you are the one who is responsible for your good health or poor health – no one else.

Don’t believe me?

you are what you eat2Do this exercise: Next time you go to the grocery have a look at what people are putting in their grocery carts, then look at the individuals who are putting those food items in their grocery cart – Do you see a match between the foods they are putting in their shopping cart and their physical appearance?

Recent dietary research has uncovered 14 different nutrient-dense foods that time and again promote good overall health.  These “Wonderful foods,” tend to have fewer calories, higher levels of vitamins and minerals, and many disease-fighting antioxidants.

Beans (legumes), berries (especially blueberries), 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, and some forms of cancer. And where one might have an effect on a certain part of the body, it can also affect the health of other body functions and performance, since the whole body is connected.  With these 14 foods as the base of a balanced, solid diet, weight loss gimmicks and other fly-by-night programs can become a thing of the past in your life. 

Conversely, the ill-effects of an unbalanced diet are several and varied. Low energy levels, mood swings, tired all the time, weight change, uncomfortable with body are just a few 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, as well as problems with bone and muscle systems.

Symptoms of malnutrition include lack of energy, irritability, a weakened immune system leading to frequent colds or allergies, and mineral depletion that can trigger a variety of health concerns including anemia.  

And since the body is connected, realizing that an unhealthy body will result in an unhealthy spirit only makes sense.  When we nourish our body with these kind of foods and complement them with other nutrient-dense and healthy fresh foods, our spirit will be vitalized and healthy as a direct result.

Many modern diets based on prepackaged convenience foods are sorely lacking in many vitamins and minerals, which can affect our mental capacities as well, and cause irritability, confusion, and the feeling of ‘being in a fog’ all the time. 

Eating healthy foods can be the basis of a sound, healthy, nutritious solution to curing many of these ailments and more. 

So ensure you take good care of yourself by eating foods which would enhance your health and wellbeing. Don’t feast on foods which would make you age faster, cause your teeth and hair to fall you, make your bones become brittle, cause you heart, lung and skin problems…

Take good care of yourself – No one would do it for you.


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