The Importance of Good Food and Nutrition

Have you heard the saying “you are what you eat”? That is so true, what we put into our bodies is exactly what we are going to get out. Our bodies go through to phases, a Regeneration phase and a Degeneration phase. The regeneration phase starts from birth and continues up to around age 25, this is the growth phase and the degeneration phase starts from around age 25 till we die, this is the phase were our bodies start to die, it sounds harsh but it is true.Have you noticed that more people over the age of 30 are putting on weight faster and are complaining about health problems, it is not because they eating too much, it is because their metabolisms are now slower due to the loss of muscle tissue in the degeneration phase.

We cannot stop the degeneration phase but there is a way in which we can slow it down and in the process prevent weight gain and numerous health problems. What am I talking about? I am talking about good nutritious food together with exercise. Our bodies are constantly recreating new cells and where does our body get the raw materials to do this? From the food we eat.To live a long and healthy life we need to eat good nutritious meals that contain a balance of proteins, carbohydrates and vegetables. Protein is a building block in our body, for building healthy muscle, strong immune system and it also helps stabilize insulin levels, Carbohydrates is broken down by the body to form glucose (blood sugar) which in turn is used for energy and Vegetables is essential for and improves digestion. Another ingredient for healthy living which many people take for granted is water, every physiological process in your body depends on water so it is vital that one consumes enough water on a daily basis.

It takes the Human body approximately 3 hours to fully digest a meal therefore one should be supplying their body with good nutritious food approximately every 3 hours. Hippocrates, the founding father of modern medicine said “let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food”.