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It seems like everyone is always talking about diets, and what you should eat and what you shouldn't eat - about 'junk' food and 'healthy' food. What does it all mean? Is it really important? Yes!! Eating healthily can make you look different and feel different. Even small changes in the way you eat can make a difference.

Benefits of healthy eating

Healthy eating can cause some effects that you will notice pretty quickly. For example, a healthy diet can help you:

  • control your body weight so that you can make sure you are not underweight or overweight

  • have more energy to enjoy all kinds of exciting physical activity, like surfing, football, netball or dancing

  • support your body while you are growing and developing so that you reach your full physical potential.

There are also some benefits that you may not notice straight away, but are worth thinking about. Scientific evidence and research show that a healthy diet can help you avoid diet-related diseases.

These are diseases that usually develop when people are over the age of 40. For example:

  • heart disease

  • high cholesterol

  • high blood pressure

  • strokes (brain damage due to blood supply problems)

  • adult-onset diabetes (the most common form of diabetes)

  • some cancers

  • osteoporosis (thinning of the bones).

Think of your parents or grandparents - do they have any of these diseases? Wouldn't it be good if you could avoid having the same problems they do? By healthy eating now you can reduce the risks of developing these diseases later on. The risk of developing some cancers can also be reduced by eating fruits and vegetables and cereals, because they contain anti-oxidants and fiber.

Eating patterns are linked to the development of health problems. The foods that are more likely to lead to health problems are often called 'junk foods'. Foods that contain lots of fat, salt and sugar are the villains! Also, foods that do not have enough fiber are also a problem.

Eating patterns and illness:

Diets high in fat (especially saturated fat) have been linked to increased risk of heart disease - like heart attacks. Part of the reason is because fatty plaques can develop in blood vessels so not enough blood can get to your heart, or brain or other important organs. These changes to blood vessels have been found in young people (although usually heart attacks don't happen until people get older.)

  • Salt plays a very important and complicated role in the body. But diets that are high in salt can put you at risk of high blood pressure, which in turn can affect your brain... your eyes... your heart...

  • Foods that contain a lot of fat and sugar are high in kilojoules. That is, they provide the body with lots of energy. If you are not using much energy - i.e.. not exercising much - then you are likely to put on weight.

  • Too much sugar (especially when you don't brush!) contributes to tooth decay.

  • Not having enough fiber makes you more likely to suffer from constipation, and you may be more likely to develop cancer of the colon or bowel.
    Modern life is fast! There is a lot to do and not much time. So many people rely on ready-to-eat foods and 'fast foods'.
    Because fat and salt and sugar make foods taste good, 'fast food' tends to have a high level of all these ingredients, to make people buy more. That is OK for once in a while, but not for every day.

Why should we eat healthy?

The greatest law of the human biology is replenishment. By supplying our body each day with the elements of which it's composed, we can attain complete health providing due attention is given to our mind and spirit. Health is the indisputable foundation for the indemnification of life.  Our bodies are made up of many atomic elements. The principle ones are: Oxygen, Calcium, Sodium, Chlorine, Carbon, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Fluorine, Hydrogen, Potassium, Iron, Silicone, Nitrogen, Sulfur, Iodine, and Manganese. If your bloodstream, organs, glands, tissues, cells, and the rest of the human biology do not contain these elements in their proper proportion, you are living in a state of decadent existence. We not only die prematurely, we suffer along the way. When the long rang retribution of the laws of Mother Nature catches up to us for the infraction of Her Laws, an infinite number of ailments come as a warning to us. Once you have discovered the bliss, which results from the application of a little study, and a lot of mental fortitude, you will never go back to the way you were living.

If you do not eat healthy foods, use supplements!

Every part comprising the human biology is composed of microscopic cells containing the various elements mentioned above. These cells are continuously being used up in the course of human existence and must constantly be replenished to be rebuilt. A diet consisting, exhaustively, of cooked devitalized foods, inevitably results in the demise of these cells, creating disease. Do you know that most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies which can not be remedied until the depleted soil from which our foods come are brought into proper mineral balance? The alarming fact is that foods, fruits and vegetables and grains, now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contains enough of certain needed minerals, are starving us no matter how much of them we eat. Laboratory tests prove that the fruits and vegetables, grains, eggs and even the milk and meats of today are not what they were a few generations ago. It is bad news to learn from our leading authorities that 99% of the American public are deficient these minerals, and that a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease. Any upset of the balance, any considerable lack of one or another element, however microscopic the body requirement might be, and we sicken, suffer, and shorten our lives. The mineral content of the earth's soil continues to deteriorate at an ever-accelerating pace as a result of world over population, and mass farming. This means that if you depend totally on a so called "balanced diet" for the required minerals of which the human biology is composed of, you will not obtain health unless you SUPPLEMENT!

Food grown on our depleted soil just doesn't do it for us any more. Supplementation in this highly processed day and age is an absolute must, especially for the fitness-oriented individuals like you and I. In fact, exercise without supplementation is straight suicide. Athletes sweat out more minerals in 5 years than a sedimentary individual does in 75 years.

Our human genetic potential includes a life free of disease with a longevity potential of 120 to 140 years. To do such would require all 90 nutrients, which includes 60 essential minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 essential amino acids and 3 essential fatty acids. Degenerative, chronic diseases are totally preventable with supplementation of the aforementioned. There are five third world countries presently living out this genetic potential. They consistently consume high levels of 60 to 72 minerals with each meal.

Due to the lack of attention to the basics of the human biology we Americans fall short of our genetic potential. Do not consider it an expense for the purchase of vitamin and mineral supplementation, but rather consider it an investment in your bank of health.

After all, what good would all the money in the world do for you, if you do not possess your health? You will save many of thousands of dollars from unnecessary operations, besides the perpetual impairment to your health, as well as save you from premature old age and an untimely death.


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