"Let your food be your medicine
and your medicine be your food"
Remember the old saying "you are what you eat"?
You wanna be this?
Yeah, I’ll take the latter, too.
And really, wouldn’t you rather eat this:
I know I would.
And it goes beyond just the gross-out factor – I know that the above image of a slimy cafeteria burger, bun soaked in drippings, lettuce hot and wilty is not nearly as appealing as a hot hand-made burger with fresh toppings, like this:
But still. We really do have to think about what we’re putting inside our bodies, and it’s not just because it’ll make us fat, but because it’ll make us SICK.
Take a look at this list from WHO of modern-day afflications that call all be tied back — at least in part — to bad diet:
- cardiovascular disease
- several forms of cancer
- dental disease
And the list goes on.
Still want that burger?
So…what. What are we gonna do? Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m going to try to consume a whole lot more fruits and vegetables, and a whole lot less highly processed, fatty and sugary foods.
Maybe not an easy challenge with the holidays hard upon us, but a healthy one nonetheless. Get a jump on those New Year’s resolutions and resolve to make good, wholesome and moderate choices this holiday.
And if you happen to be sitting around, watching TV and feeling like a big fat lump on Boxing Day, check out You: On A Diet and You: The Owner’s Manual (with Oprah’s faves Doc Dr. Oz Dr. Roizen) on Discovery Health Channel Canada (Dec 26 5:00 p.m. EST and 6:00 p.m. EST respectively). You’re sure to pick up some practical how-to tips!