Good Health Is Wealth

If I had the option to choice between wealth and health, I will choose health.

Many will agreed with me here. But certainly some will not.

Health is wealth indeed. With good health, one has a strong body in which to go for and make wealth.

It is with a sound healthy mind and body that one can brainstorm and create all the natural resources one can imagine.

With this thinking, we need a good healthy foods,that is well prepared to sustain the body.

Not only this, but vigorous to moderate exercise that induced breathing and blood flow to carry oxygen and dissolved food nutrients in the blood stream all over the body.

Good health is wealth indeed.

Miebakagh Fiberesima

Friday, 24 July 2015

Eating Good Food To Live Healthy

I eat to live. I eat good foods to live.

I have never seen a healthy person eat bad food. Exception is those mental ill persons who pick throw away's in waste bins.

Foods are precious items that we take every care to secure them. Think always of the global trend in food security. What I and you eat is what we take into our body, and is what we become. This is a fact. The more we eat, the more we increase in size and weight; and the more we either get older or younger. Persons eating more and still getting thinner are sick in their inside.

I do not mean we are getting old as an old age person. It can imply so.

 Either we get older or stay younger than our looks. This is what I infer. But we become use to inactive like not able to take a short walk,getting older much of the lime. Unable to exert ourselves in stretching or basic physical exercise.

We cannot stretch ourselves out. We looked tired and older than our age, and consider about dietary supplements in the form of capsules to bail us out. Those dietary supplements in the form of vitamin A, B-Complex, BI, B2, B6, B12 and folates are not much beneficial than those natural occurring vitamin in fruits and vegetables, and in fats and proteins in most food items like eggs, fish, meat and milk.

That will make the issue more deep for a doctor or health professional to handle.

I have see a person aged by eating more food than is good for him/her in the first place. This over-eating cause diseases.

It cause your body temperature to rise. Your feel feverish thinking you have a fever, when in the first place, you purposefully over eat.

Walking becomes like pursuing the heart. So, it is good that you eat enough for your enjoyment.

Food Security And Feeding The Future

Many thousand years ago, history record that in ancient civilizations of Ancient Egypt and China, there were instances of government storing up foods for the unforeseen future.

This is an evidence of food security on a national or local level. In times of adverse conditions, the stored foods in the granaries were later released for the citizens on some small sum of money as seen in Egypt.

The Bible records this in the book of Genesis chapter 41 :35-36.

Notwithstanding this, in favorable conditions of plenty, some house hold and persons has not adequate “access to the physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preference for an active and healthy life” according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.

In the plenty condition, sufficient food is available, but very few it seems have access to it due to low income for instance; or not enough was harvest for distribution.

Those who have access to the foods are not utilizing it to fulfill their dietary needs like the bare minimum of making half of the chop plate fruits and vegetables or the five servings of fruits and vegetables a day along with the normal meal.

Now, they is this newly formulate policy of taking 7-13 cups of fruits and vegetables each day besides ones diet. All these are serious issues to face in food and nutrition of each individual as it affect the health of a person. And in spite of the plenty harvest of sufficient foods, 842 million persons were reported to suffer from chronic hunger in the years 2011-2013 alone.

Yes, every person has the right to a good food. This is not something reserved for a very few in a million. How can this be over come? How will every person sees to the fact that in the present state of plenty being available, safe and nutritional foods is assured?

 Much depends on the individual preference for preparing a rich nutritious diet at home. If the preference is always for convenience foods or take-away, they is no doubt the health of such a person is compromise to diseases.

There are some food outlets where one can get a well nutritious prepared meal as in a home. Thus, the quality and quantity of such a meal can receive the pass mark. Increased investment in the agriculture industry is likely to feed the future if all things are equal. But why invested more in agriculture in the midst of the plenty were all are not getting enough?

The picture is that the raw food produced is not going to the various house-holds in the first place. They were directed to food processing industries. Here the raw foods turn into conveniences canned breakfast, lunch or supper. During the preparation process, lost of natural nutrients were replaced by chemical additives and preservatives. One can hardly blame those industries which were primary supported even by government agencies.

Convenient foods are not bad in themselves. I do at times hurray up to work with a buttered white bread, when I do not have the time to bake a brown bread. But I supplement this with enough nuts, fruit, vegetables(pear) because the white is low in nutrition.

Servings of foodstuff:

There is no agreed standard of serving foods like fruits. But we can learn a lesson or two from the rule of the thumb as for how fruits are to be served. Five servings of a fruit per day is a rule of authority. We can use this rule to make five servings of vegetables, nuts and carbohydrates.

 Mixed foods

 when foods of each class is mixed from more than one source, the health derived is much beneficial than when a single item of the food is eaten alone. For example, much can be gained from eating peanuts, bean and lentils and sweet corn. Each of the food has a carb, fats, protein and mineral salts and vitamins that supplement one another. Add protein and servings of fruits to this and you have a good and well balance meal.

From this, we get maximum health benefits from eating a very good diet.

Having a good food like this is not even enough. Foods should be chew thoroughly before being swallowed.

This action made the food to undergo a much easier breakdown for the stomach to churn the masticated foods in the belly. This process will make it much easier for glucose to be released from carbohydrates and complex sugars for example.

Actions such as this also break down fats, oils and proteins into smaller units, including dietary fibers. Mineral matters and vitamins are readily absorbed in the intestine. All these by products are assimilated by cells in our body.

 Eating habit

Eating three times a day plus two snakes is good eating habit. Provide five to eight small chops were all that is eaten in the day.

Three big meals morning, noon or afternoon and evening is bad. Break down your meals into smaller pieces.

Take your meal in small proportion. This is a health guide.

 In the morning, breakfast should not be skipped. When I was in the University, one of my teachers said to me and my mates on authority that a cup of warm tea, two slice of buttered bread, an egg, an orange or banana is much better than to start the day on an empty stomach, except one is fasting for a purpose.

A good breakfast is a good thing to start the day off on a bright note. A snack of fruit should follow before lunch when you are spent. In other words, energy that you use up is to be replaced. This ensures that our body and health is at an optimum level.

Water should form part of a good meal. Water is need to dissolve the food and to absorb the nutrients like minerals and vitamins.

Take a glass of dilute water in the morning. Squeeze a lime or lemon fruit into the water. It will cleansed and rejuvenated the body. It will help develop your immune system.

The human body consisted of 60% water. We need to sip some water during eating and not much. An alternate to this is to drink teas or juicy at meal time. Drinking of much water at meal time is to be discouraged in most cases except one is trying to lose weigh.

This means the more water you drink during meal time, the less food you will eat. This also means, you should began to loss weight. They is no need to drink a glass or two of water during meal as said.
A sip here and there will really help matters. It ensures the churned food is not over diluted and that no improper absorption takes place.

Another minus sign in drinking too much water is to call the kidney into an over working condition. The kidneys control and help remove excess water in the body. By drinking too much water, it means that the working capacity of the kidney is being strained.

 To your good health!

 Miebakagh57 (Miebakagh Fiberesima)

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