“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food”. Hippocrates said this centuries ago and it still rings true today. We intuitively know that natural foods are better for us. We call processed foods junk. We call home prepared foods a meal. We sometimes feel guilty for not eating enough whole foods. We count the number of cups of vegetable we get per day or week. So if we know what works, why are we not eating better?
The main benefit of a better diet is feeling good. It is clear that a diet consisting of a variety of natural food sources have significant health benefits. The body responds positively to all the nutrients in the various colorful foods found on our planet. Each food supplies necessary minerals and vitamins needed to improve body function and get rid of any abnormalities. Do your research. A lot of ailments can also be prevented by having a proper diet.
But its so difficult to eat well you may say? And I don’t have the time to cook.
Is it easier to feel better or worse? Is it easier to grab a bag of chips or a bunch of grapes? Cooking should not be a chore it should be a part of everyday living. If good health is wealth then a lot are living in abject poverty despite having money in the bank. There are lots of cookbooks out there that have made life much easier. Many meals can be created in minutes. Many meals that don’t require heat. Like many, I don’t like spending too much time cooking a meal myself but find many meals I can make in less than 30 minutes. And I love the good feeling I get after a healthy meal.