"You Are What You Eat!"
Updated: Jun 2, 2018
You have probably heard the expression “You are what you eat” millions of times, but have you ever really thought about what it means? What is balanced nutrition? And why is it so important to keep your diet well-balanced? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to eat whatever you desire?
To answer these questions, we should start by defining what a balanced diet is. A balanced diet consists of wholefoods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, leafy green vegetables, nuts, and legumes such as lentils, peas, beans and seeds. These ingredients taste fantastic on their own and we do not need to add extra salt, oil or sugar. These condiments are not necessary to include in your diet even though you might think they are important as the food is not flavourful without them. Salt, oil and sugar are highly seductive and change your taste buds so that you need more and more of these seasonings.
When you stick to a wholefood plant-based diet, you give your body the nutrients it needs to function correctly and even better, you do not damage your body. Wholefoods are not processed or refined but come directly from nature. There is nothing added, changed or taken away and if you prepare or cook them gently, you will eat it in their purest form.
Most deaths, illnesses and disabilities are preventable. All are related to what we eat and it is proven that our diet is the number one cause of premature death and disability. Sure, you can eat what your body demands but your health is in your hands. Sadly, our doctors are not trained in nutrition and you cannot rely on the medical profession but you do have the power to change your diet so that you do not merely survive, but thrive into healthy old age.
Sonja from SOS Free