How does food impact our health?

 SMTV Desk 2018-10-29 16:58:51  healthy diet, food tips, health tips
How does food impact our health?

What are some of the issues with our diet?

Our Standard American Diet (SAD) is not contributing to our health. Learn about some of the issues.

# Processing removes nutrients:

Our supermarkets are full of convenient packaged foods that appeal to our taste buds, but compromise our nutrition. Because most of these foods natural nutrients are removed in the refining process, we need to get them elsewhere.

# Processed foods have additives:

Our Standard American Diet relies heavily on processed foods that include artificial color, additives, flavorings, and chemically-altered fats and sweeteners. These additives and chemically altered substances may be giving our bodies the wrong signals, instead of the information they need to function properly.

# Even "natural" foods have fewer nutrients:

Our food is not the same as it was 20 years ago. Nutrients in the soil have been depleted, so food grown in that soil has fewer nutrients. Chemicals are increasingly used in raising both plants and animals, particularly on huge industrial farms that specialize in a few products.

# We are eating less variety of foods:

Ironically, while 17,000 new products are introduced each year, two-thirds of our calories come from just four foods: corn, soy, wheat, and rice.

# We eat for convenience, not pleasure:

We tend to eat for convenience and speed, not health and pleasure. Our fast foods also remove us from the pleasures of creating and savoring a wonderful meal, and our fast pace often prevents us from connecting over a good, slow meal.