Our modern way of eating is cheap, fast and easy with very little sustenance.
Supermarket foods are filled with chemicals and additives that are wrapped in shiny packets with catchy slogans to reel you in. We are consuming these whilst watching TV, at our desks with no thought to where the food comes from, and the impact of how and what we are eating is affecting our health.
Stopping to look, smell and really taste what you are eating is not something that is common in most households. The simple pleasure of chewing food is not ingrained and wonder why we complain about upset stomachs, heartburn or any other digestive issues.
The processing of modern foods strips it of most nutrients, think about it. How can a tin of beef stew sit on a shelf for a year? What is in those foods to have such a long shelf life? It’s not just tins of soup or stew. How can supermarket bread stay fresh for 21 days when a loaf of fresh baked bread is hard in 24 hours? Next time you go shopping take a look and think about the shelf life of tinned, canned, boxed and bottled foods, it will open your eyes to new way of looking at processed foods.
The seasons also have a major impact on when we eat, Watermelon is cooling and perfect for a hot summers day. Warm your heart with turnips and garlic in Winter, this is also time lemons grow abundantly which helps kill off the mighty cold, go figure, nature has a crazy way of knowing what your body needs.
Paying attention to the time of the day you eat can also tell you a story. Europeans have their biggest meal in the middle of the day, they believe it’s the best time so the body can digest foods and having a culture of making dining an experience. Some people believe Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s good to experiment with sizes and timing of your meals, determine what is best for your body. Take the time to listen to your body and notice what it needs.
Taking the time to look at what you are eating, when you are eating and how you are eating might surprise you that making a few small changes can drastically improve your health .
If you are interested in knowing more about how food impacts your life you can contact Trine
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