At every age of life, the best thing you can do for yourself is to take care of your body. As kids, the job of our personal care usually rests upon our parents as they make our safety, clothing, shelter, and food needs their priority. As young adults, we naively think we are invincible, and we place other things before our health, we eat foods that aren’t good for us, and sometimes we even go without eating. As older adults we can be stuck in our ways/habits, and although we understand how important it is to take care of ourselves, that doesn’t mean we always do it.
As trendy as the topic of healthy, whole, organic foods may be, it is so for a reason. No other time in history has mankind dealt with so many diseases, illnesses, intolerances, and allergies, than we do presently. Research has proven that what we eat versus what people years ago ate are the major cause for new strands of diseases, infections, and health problems.
First-world nations filled with people who are over-fed and under-nourished.
When we hear the world malnutrition, most of us think of the images of kids in third-world countries with distended bellies living in villages with no running water. Rightly so because the men, women, and children represented by organizations on television raising money are malnourished due to a limited supply or absence of food.
For many of us though, food is plentiful. A quick walk or drive and we are able to walk into a grocery store with shelves packed with food items. We don’t worry about from where our next meal is coming, how we’ll feed our children, or whether the food will run out.
We live with abundance, and even still we are lacking.
We lack the discipline to cook our meals instead of eating processed, prepared, or fast foods. We lack the education about what we’re actually putting into our bodies, and most of all, we are malnourished because we lack micronutrients. We consume foods that are made in a plant more than we consume plants, we eat foods that taste good without realizing they, as well as our taste buds have been modified. We have to force or remind ourselves to eat the foods that nature generously gives us because the foods that are subsidized are so much cheaper and convenient.
Skinny doesn’t equal healthy and exercise can keep your muscles toned but food, whole, natural foods keep your body’s organs functioning, your weight at a healthy level, and your mind clear. The perfect time to start improving your overall health and nourishing your body is right now, because right now is all you have.
Eat clean, unprocessed foods in or as close to their most natural state. Drink more water than you think you need, pride yourself on a goodnight’s rest and not a full day with barely time to rest. Take care of the body; don’t just feed it, nourish it.
The CLEAN LIFE movement.
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