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, 2 October 2015

Eat Red Meat For Good Health

I like to include red meat in my chop plates. I had proper information on what to gain from eating red meat. 

The trouble with many is that too much misinformed ideas about red meat has been swollen without discretion or second though. The same thing applies to eggs as body building and nourishing foods. 

Red meant comes from cows especially. Goats and sheep also supply red meat. Many health benefits is derived from these food items. I will concentrate on eating meat for good health and gaining weigh here if you’re thin.

Meat is one of the four classes of foods. It is a fat. It supply some fatty acids need by the body for proper metabolism. 

Health information about meat is that it contains vitamin B-Complex, specially B1, thiamine, B2 and iron. The iron in meat is best absorbed than that from fruits and vegetables, but it needs the presence of vitamin C for this to take place in the blood stream. Meat is poor in vitamin A, C and D.  

One best thing about meat is that it is easily digestible and absorbed by the body in the blood stream and at the same time, releasing energy twice that of carbohydrates and proteins. Excess is stored in the adipose tissues and under the skin as insulator against cold.

Meat fat contained natural cholesterol and fatty acids that is good for health. It is the synthetic cholesterol in products like margarines that posed a health risk.

But meat or red meat has its minus sides. They say it is a factor in heart disease. Nothing could be far from this truth. Yes, meat when use in excess can speed up a gain in body mass index, or what is otherwise known as a gain in weight. The results include diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease and other heart issues.

There is nothing wrong in eating meat at the right proportion. One can eat meat along with say peanuts (ground nuts) daily and not felt any issue. I do. The fats from the nuts can help in countering the side effects from the meat.

I remember a time I realize I was losing weigh rapidly. I thought of supplementing my meals with drugs over the counter. The result was not good after a month. Eating meat solve the issue. So, I bought 100 Ib of meat, treat it well by frying and saving same for daily use. I take 50  gm or more daily in all my meals along with handful of peanuts. It was a very good result.

That was some 30 years ago. But today, and over 58 years old I have not experience any heart related disease. 

You know the French Paradox where Westerners eat meat more than any other food items. The French people eat their meat along with more fish or seafood. Think about the mediterrean diets which include seafood, wine and exercise. They stay heart healthy. 

When you consume meat above that which the body need, you are asking for trouble. You are in fact digging your grave with your teeth.

Besides eating meat with some peanuts, I also include legumes along with the meal. Soya bean is the best legume I know of. It works well in supplement protein from the meat. Do not misunderstand me here.

In nutrition and digestion, 1/5 of the fats and protein has to come from plant sources; the other 4/5 is animal, birds and fish. This is because plant source do not contain saturated fats. In fact these saturated fats from animals are work by the plant source to become unsaturated. That is why one should always include vegetable protein and fats along with animal sources. This is a basic fact to know.

You fear meat can cause cancer. Yes, it will if you misuse it. So treat it moderately in all your meals.

For men like me who are above 58 years, medicine says it is prostate cancer for eating fat meat. For women, it is breast cancer. Yes, I agreed but I also know that fat meat has healthy factors to benefit or rather my promote health, and of course my body.

Like as I say, I eat it daily to maintain my gain in weigh. Now having achieved that, I include meat three times weekly in all my meals. For example, here is what I could take for snack some days: fried meats, peanuts half in raw state or half done, bean, fried sardines, mullets and tilapia, a cup of black tea with added milk and sugar, fried sweet or Irish potatoes with their skin plus any of my favorite fruits and greens.

I eat this in a well relaxed state of mind. I enjoy munching all the fried items along with the nuts. In fact, I would chew a piece of peanut thoroughly enjoying its flavor and before taking on others like meat, greens and fish. Then I’ll sip my tea to wash it down.

Add to all these I am always active with my daily and weekly exercise like walking, swimming and jogging; including any aerobic exercise. So I stay in top shape.

You will notice I do not include grains. It is only a snack. But when it comes to lunch or supper, rice or any other carbohydrate is a most. This is where many got it all wrong. They eat more that 100 gram of meat regularly and later end up with heart issues. They got it all wrong because they are not moderate in eating meats.

I know of a poor fellow in my neighborhood. He was very financial challenged and could not afford meat much of the time in his meals. He depends on fish but he was healthy. Later, his finances got an upturn. You’ll wonder how he got such large chunk of meats into his soup plate. He will soon after a good plate of meal supplement these with steaks from red meats again. The man got fat and fatter and died with heart attack. I pity the poor fellow much.

Meat is good. Eat it with fish, nuts, legumes, greensand roots; fruits and grains and you are on your way to good health.

To your good health!

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