Monday, May 18, 2009

Choose Your Food Carefully

The very fact that God made so many varieties of delicious food and gave us the wonderful organs of taste and smell, proves that He intended for us to enjoy eating, and yet a primary cause of sickness in the world today is an improper diet. So much depends upon the right choice of food. A person surrounded by plenty of available food may still be poorly nourished by choosing the wrong kind of food.
The human body is delicate machine capable of operating smoothly for 70 to 80 years, if only we treat it well. However, if we fail to supply it with the essentials for growth, function and repair, the results will be disastrous.
Every time you open your mouth for food, you make an important decision concerning your future. every ounce of food tends either strengthen or to weaken your body, and therefore helps you or hinders you in meeting the stresses and strains of life.
But how do you know that you are getting the right kind of food? How do you know how to choose? Many books have been written on science and nutrition, yet there are two simple rules which make it very easy for you to have a balanced diet.
  1. Eat enough food, but not too much. That is, enough to maintain an ideal body weight.
  2. Choose a wide variety of wholesome, unrefined foods.
The first rule is quite simple to follow if we think about it. You all know how it feels to have enough in your stomach and you also know how it feels to have too much in your stomach. You have a comfortable and satisfied feeling when you have enough. You also have a very uncomfortable feeling when you have had too much. Besides your stomach being affected and actually damaged, you dull your brain and put an extra burden on other organs when you overeat. the basic cause of being overweight is really just eating too much. Seldom is it psychological or glandular problem. Ordinarily, the only glands that don't function properly when a person is overweight are the salivary glands. If one inherits anything which contribute to his obesity, it is probably a way of eating too much, and eating foods that have an excess of sugar and fat. If you have a problem of being overweight, avoid sweets as much as possible, and cut down on fats, fried foods, and refined cereals and breads. Do not allow yourself to ever indulge between-meal snacks.
The second rule is quite simple. There is no single pattern for meal planning which must be followed in order to insure good health. A good diet can be made up in many ways. Practical guides, however, have been developed which can give you the assurance that your meals contain all of the nutrients needed for good health.

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