There is no doubt that most or perhaps all of us had to go through the statements like “when I was your age” or “back in my time” and something similar. The reason for getting these statements can be many however on commonly seen is. When you get tired or get short of breath after doing a little physical activity or carrying some weight. You automatically put yourself forward to hear such a statement. After which comes the great answer. ‘This is because you don’t eat well’, now at this point you will be thinking I only eat and sleep, I eat anything I see and more. However we do not realize that actually what they are saying is true. The food that we are eating these days is surely not in its finest and real forms.
The nutritional value, the way they are grown, their maintenance and the list is long is surely not the same as they were back in time. Those days whether you ate vegetables or meat you had the strength to run uphill or do any strenuous job. However now even the meat eaters cannot do such things comfortably, the reason being very simple. The quality, the nutritional value, the fact that processed food has taken us over.
We should as some of the basic questions like why is junk food so cheap but healthy food expensive.
Why the Pharma industry has advanced so much however the value and quality of cultivating food and eating them has not. Eating well is a form of self-respect and we need to live by it.
However then on the other hand we also have people who simply eat a few bites and throw the rest. United Nations has surely gathered many research reports and many other firms have also done this.
It is estimated that 821M people can’t afford enough food. Yet the world wastes 1/3 of the food produced globally every year.
Another one says 820 million people suffer from hunger. 155 million children are chronically malnourished.
We need to start thinking if we wish to live a healthy long life and also more importantly be a source of comfort and joy to other humans. Just like the fact that it is our right to eat healthy, we need to understand and accept that it the right of a hungry person to simply just eat.
This World food day let us join hands and make sure we not only eat healthy but also make sure there is no one left hungry in our neighborhood. Let’s start the chain of positivity and betterment from our own self as famously said; ‘charity begins at home’. Let’s make the world a healthy and prosperous place to live for us and everyone.
To help you pick some good healthy options we have highlighted a few food and their nutritional values and importance:
Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E, copper, magnesium, good quality protein, and healthy unsaturated fatty acids. Studies have revealed that almonds can potentially help prevent cardiovascular diseases, cut the risk of cancer, and help prolong life.
Apples are sometimes called “nutritional powerhouses” because of their impressive nutritional profile. Studies have revealed that eating apples can potentially help prevent dementia and reduce the risk of stroke and diabetes.
They are naturally free of fat, cholesterol, and sodium, and very rich in potassium. The potential health benefits of bananas include: lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of developing childhood leukemia, and supporting heart health.
Broccoli contains high levels of fiber (both soluble and insoluble) and is a rich source of vitamin C. In addition, broccoli is rich in vitamin A, iron, vitamin K, B-complex vitamins, zinc, phosphorus, and phytonutrients.
Carrots are a great source of vitamin A. They provide 210 percent of an average adult’s needs for the day. The potential health benefits of carrots include: preventing lung cancer, destroying leukemia cells and inhibiting their progression, and helping to restore vision.
They contain antioxidants and phytonutrients that can protect against cancer. They also contain fiber that helps with satiety, weight loss, and a healthy digestive tract, choline that is essential for learning and memory, as well as many other important nutrients.
The potential health benefits of chickpeas include improved glucose levels, lipids, and insulin levels for diabetes, maintaining bone strength and heart health.
Studies have found that cinnamon can potentially be effective against HIV, improve glucose and lipid levels in patients with type 2 diabetes, help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, and stop the destructive process of multiple sclerosis (MS).
- Egg Plant
The potential health benefits of eggplant include supporting heart health, maintaining weight and blood cholesterol levels, and anti-cancer effects.
Studies have associated grapes with the prevention of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, and constipation as well as decreasing the risk of obesity and overall mortality.
There surely are many other foods with endless benefits however these are some of them that we have highlighted. Wishing that this world food day we make a promise of eating healthy and stop wasting food giving everyone an equal opportunity to live and enjoy this world.