Let’s start by asking a basic question ; what’s health? We all know the usual answer, eating right exercise etc . What about a different viewpoint ; the view of health being not simply a shortage of sickness? Like this.
Good health is a positive well being that allows for zest of life and makes each day a new adventure . It’s the delight in food, with good digestion, proper utilization and acceptable elimination. It’s a prolonged prime of life, without the serious degenerative diseases we erroneously blame on age itself. It is clear, clear skin, fine muscle tone, maximum resistance to stress, infection and fatigue. It is living up to your fullest potential.
Now against that standard, are you healthy? And how many people did you know who really are in optimal health?
What is average, ordinary health in America? In America it is average and standard to :
Eat red meat 2-3 times every day
Have French fries with every junk food meal
Salt food before you taste it
Use sweets for an energy booster
Consume over 40% of your calories in fat each day
Get far from adequate exercise
Eat fast food 4 or even more times per week
Load a baked potato with butter and sour cream
Have 3-4 colds and other minor illnesses every year
Eat for taste and not nutrition
Be stressed and tired
Consume only 12-14 grams of fiber a day instead of 30
Is constipated or has diarrhea
As a girl to be low in calcium
Any of this look familiar? Is this what you want as your average ; the worst of the best and the very best of the worst? If this is average it isn’t for me ; average, ordinary health gives only average energy, joy and accomplishment in life. Is that how you need to live? Or do these next bunch of facts look familiar?
Fast Facts on food intake :
27 million eat at McDonalds each year and the number grows by 1 million annual
McDonalds spends $ 2 bill on advertising
youngsters 6-14 eat fast food 157,000,000 a month
96% of youngsters in school can recognise Ronald McDonald, only Santa was more recognized
25% of Americans eat fast food a day
American citizens spend $ 100 bill on fast food every year
There are close to 50,000 junk food places across America
There are rather more than five hundred thousand junk food places in the world
200,000,000 MM’s are sold a year
American citizens eat 750,000,000 hot dogs every year
1.2 billion portions of Coke are consumed world wide each day
Drinking soda at breakfast has increased 25 percent while coffee drinking has decreased
Americans spend $ 6 bln a year on potato chips
americans spend $ 45.5 bln a year on our pets
American citizens spend only $ 23 billion a year on vitamins.
We actually spend almost 2x’s more on our pets health and wellbeing than we do on our own. Imagine if the money spent on fast food was diverted to buying quality supplements. I’d rather choose to live the optimal absolute best of the best sort of life.
the regular US citizen takes more time organizing a vacation than planning for their health and well-being. Absolutely committing to the required changes is going to determine what result you get. When you break it down all of the cash spent on preprocessed food that contributes to poor health costs more than giving our bodies the right support it needs .