What we eat now is a greater cause of disease and death in the world than either tobacco or alcohol
Many of us are digging our own graves with our teeth without us knowing, due to the type of food we consume on a daily basis. Everyday foods are slowly killing us and contrary to our assumptions, the government and big corporations are not helping us watch over what is being sold to us as food. Many ingredients in our foods, especially those that make them taste great like sugar, salt, and other additives can be highly destructive in large amounts, not to mention the powerful chemicals that are used to preserve most processed foods. Unfortunately, most of us are unaware of the fact that these processed foods can tremendously leave us overweight, terribly sick, and bring us much closer to our graves when we consume them as a steady diet.
Even though most of us have made considerable healthy eating efforts in lowering our consumption of processed foods and soda and eating more chicken and fish, our level of fruit and vegetable consumption is still significantly low. This is the bittersweet dilemma of eating in our times. Unhealthy food, eaten in a hurry, seems to be the price we pay for living in liberated modern societies. Where people used to live in fear of plague or tuberculosis, now the leading cause of mortality worldwide is diet. “Everything in moderation” doesn’t quite cut it in a world where “everything” for sale when the average supermarket has become so sugary and super processed..
No matter how old you are, or how much junk food you consume, it’s never too late to start undoing the damage caused by a poor diet. The earlier you start, the better. Following a healthy diet from a young age leads to the greatest gains in life expectancy. But even people who wait until middle age or later to improve their eating habits still can add years to their lives. The reductions in mortality among people who improved their eating habits largely stemmed from a decreased incidence of cardiovascular disease, which is strongly influenced by diet especially since cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide.
If your eating habits are a concern, the Beyond Health and Wellness Center provides an alternative to overcoming unhealthy eating and its effect on your health. Call or schedule an appointment to make a healthy eating change today at beyondwellnesscenter.com !