Blog: Effects of food pollutants on our bodies

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Today our bodies are bombarded by pollution, food additives, prescription drugs, and chemicals, many of which did not exist 60 years ago.

It has been said that there are no bad foods only bad diets. If we simply ate a wide range of foods, mostly healthy foods, and didn’t eat too much we’d all be better off. But even though most people might understand the concept of a diet based on variety, balance and moderation, for many it's still difficult to put into practice.

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Often we are so set in our ways that any explanation will do as long as we can settle it in our minds that what we are eating and how we are living is good enough for me. Now the affects of those pollutants are beginning to show themselves, to affect our  minds, moods, and overall health. An example would be alcohol and excessive refined sugar that can “fog” the brain, causing a variety of symptoms, and cause low or high blood pressure to cycle  that can cause poor memory, inflammation and impact brain function. Many processed foods such as cakes, pies, sausages, margarine and burgers contain “hydrogenated trans fats” which should be avoided as much as possible as they can cause the arteries to “clog” and reduce circulation.

Every moment  of every day we think about doing something and then do it. Do we ever stop to think why we do it? The greater question should be, what can I do now?

The secret to controlling your blood sugar, mood and weight swings is to eat thoughtful well balanced meals and healthier snacks at regular intervals.

The human body and brain need many factors including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids, plus air, water and light.

Since many of the fruits and vegetables are flown in thousands of miles and once harvested can lose up to 50 per cent of their vitamin content in just a few days, it is recommended to add vitamin supplements to help fill the shortfall.

Remember your body is capable of healing itself when given the right tools for the job. Our mind and body strive to maintain a healthy balance, but once a brain cell dies, it’s gone forever. Make good choices!

Source quoted - Hazel Courtney, Kathryn Marsden, 1998, Mind Mood Foods, Reader Digest

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