Nutrition in Our Lives
More than ever nutrition is an important part of our lives. We are bombarded by the media with disasters in the third world but we are still a nation of consumption. We don’t pay attention to our ecosystem and we use 2 to 3 times the resources we actually need. WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL OF OUR ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT (1).
The chemicals developed during the World Wars polluted the once fertile fields. Now, with all pesticides used to drastically increase the production of crops, we are suffering the many health effects related to those chemicals. Organic farming is the way to go. We need to support our local organic farms which reduces pollution without endangering the ecological footprint while enjoying fresh, nutritious products.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, one of the great French gastronome of the 19th century said, “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are!” It is true! Very few people realize that our body is a wonderful machine and like a car if you put the wrong fuel into it, it will misfire or not work. Our bodies are no different. It only take a short time for junk foods to be absorbed by the cells in our body due to the chemicals in them. If you eat junk food on a regular basis do not expect to be healthy and feel energetic and vibrant.
Most of the time people complain that they feel tired, lethargic, sick etc. We indulge in a diet of meat, burgers, rich in dairy and sugar with oversized portions. Our North American diet is too acidic. We need 80% of our diet to be alkaline foods such as green vegetables and fruits.
At the beginning of the 20th century, average yearly consumption of sugar was 5 lbs per person. Now it is 150 lbs per person. This represents the daily consumption of sugar to be 52 teaspoons per person per day (2).
By understanding how our body works and how our sedentary life affects us, we can change back to a life where OUTDOOR activity is a must. We cannot stay confined indoors with recycled air and EMF’s from TV and computers. We have one body and it is our home, if we don’t pay attention to it we won’t be evicted. We will become weak and life will end.
At Santé et Harmonie, our goal is to teach you and to provide you with the right information and work with you to get healthier. This way, you will be more informed on how you can take care of your precious body.