When most people think about the need to eat healthier, the prime motivation is to lose weight – unless they are already having a health crisis. Then it becomes more about dealing with diabetes, heart disease, pain…
But we haven’t really associated diet with mental issues. More and more is being uncovered about what the fake foods are doing not only to the shape of our bodies and our health, but to our thinking, increasing depression, and mental illness.
Your diet affects your intelligence. It affects your child’s health, intelligence and behavior.
If that isn’t scary enough – your diet alters your DNA. That one always freaked me out.
A poor diet contributes to ADD, ADHD, aggression and violence.
I have a video for you to watch. Please set aside the racist slant. His talk is otherwise excellent. Its not just a black problem. Its an American problem that is spreading around the world. You’ll learn some things that are pretty scary.
And, you know me… This sent me down a rabbit hole. I wanted to know more. I already knew that sugar and dyes contributed to ADHD and behavior issues. But it seemed to me that there is something else going on.
Then I stumbled on an article from Dr. Mercola –
Could Chronic Niacin Deficiency Be a Root Cause of Increase in “Deranged” Violent Crimes?
He and Dr. Saul talked about how a niacin deficiency causes many mental issues, including violent behavior.
Interesting. I wonder if the City of Chicago could cut its violent crime rate by handing out niacin? It would be a lot cheaper in the long run. I think it would be worth a try, don’t you?
Here’s the irony. You think these fast fake foods are making you happy. In reality, they’re making you miserable. Oh, just like crack.
Diets high in nutrients do make you feel better, in both your body and your mind.
The good news is, once you start eating real food, you lose your taste for the fake foods. Every once in a while, I think I have a taste for a quarter pounder with cheese. After I take the first few bites, I’m like – “what was I thinking? Yuck!”
But here’s the hardest part – if you weren’t taught how to cook real food – what do you do? Where do you start?
You might know that my daughter was a micro preemie. She was always prone to respiratory infections. She was about 6 when I started cutting out pop, fast foods, and packaged foods.
It was a challenge at first. How could a working single mom get real food that tastes good on the table fast? We definitely were not going to eat vegan, or tofu, or wheat grass or any weird stuff like that…
But in time I figured it out. We ate pretty well. I have a course that will help you start eating healthier if you’re interested so you don’t have to try to figure it all out on your own like I did. It will save you a couple of years.
In the beginning, we ate a lot of chicken breast and broccoli with some sort of potato or side dish. From there, it was change up the seasonings, add a different vegetable. Then it was either a chicken breast, pork chop or steak. Oh, and spaghetti of course.
From there we moved into things like wraps and fajitas.
It is a journey. It doesn’t happen overnight. You find more things you like along the way
The other cool thing is that it gave my daughter a good foundation. She cooks real food. I’m very happy about that.
Anyway, I hope you take this to heart. The truth is, the fake food industry is harming us all in more ways than we could have imagined. Common sense would tell us that our bodies were not designed to run on chemicals, but who would have thought it would get this bad?
Please, please, please start making changes today. Even if you just eat one more serving of vegetables and cut out one can of pop, its a start. Then head over to the recipe section and find some new things to make. The recipes are really simple. Try one new recipe a week.
And you don’t have to be a saint. I’m sure not. Just strive to eat healthier most of the time.
What is your biggest problem with eating healthier?
As much as possible, don’t forget about having a healthy living cause it might strike back at you at a certain age where you can’t fight for it.
Oh yeah, it catches up to you!