Food Choices and Human Health

A Lifetime of Nourishment~

If you live for over 60 years, you will have eaten more than 70,000 meals and your amazing body will have disposed of over 50 tons of food.  The foods you choose to eat will have a lasting and cumulative effect on your body. As you age, you will understand these effects-you will learn what to look for.

The body renews itself on a continuous basis, and each day it builds muscle, skin, blood and bone.
It also replaces blood and old tissues with new ones.

The best food for you for your body then is the kind that will support the growth and maintenance of good, strong bones, glowing skin, and enough blood to cleanse and deeply nourish all parts of your body.  You need the right amount of energy and sufficient vitamins. Water, carbohydrates, proteins, fats and minerals are all essential too!

There is a very strong diet and health connection.  What you eat has a huge impact on your health, both today and in the future. There are only two common lifestyle habits that are more influential: smoking and drinking alcohol.

Many older people suffer from debilitating conditions that could have been prevented had they known and applied good nutrition concepts.  The chronic diseases-heart disease, certain kinds of cancer, dental disease, and osteoporosis-all have a strong connection to eating unhealthy foods.

It’s important to state that these diseases cannot be prevented by a good diet alone; they are to some extent determined by a persons genetic constitution, how active they are and lifestyle.   However, the likelihood of developing these diseases is strongly influenced by what a person chooses to eat.

The top ten leading causes of death are:
1. Heart disease
2. Cancers
3. Strokes
4. Chronic Lung disease
5. Accidents
6. Alzheimer’s disease
7. Diabetes mellitus
8. Pneumonia and influenza
9. Kidney Stones
10. Blood infections
(Source: National Center for Health Statistics.

Eating healthy can be a challenge when you are busy and it’s just easier to grab take out, but your body will thank you if you take the time to eat healthy foods.

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