Editors Thought: Does taking care of our body as Important as our Career, Jobs, And Wealth?
Music queen Beyonce, 33, announced a 22 days vegan meal challenge on June 8, saying it’s the only diet that actually works for her “curvy” body. Isn’t food the fuel for our body and has a direct impact on how we feel as well as our overall health? We should all learn to love, respect and give our body the best lifestyle there is. Does it mean a vegan diet is the only means to a healthy lifestyle?
Last time I talked about teaching our children, both boys and girls how to cook (Read it Here) It is obvious teaching children how to cook is difficult in todays world. Why?. Most families don’t have time to make a family meal or dinner in a busy household. Fast food grab and go has become the new norm, taking away the opportunity to teach the next generation how to cook and have fun while doing it.
Beyonce’s announcement got her fans upset. They flood her Instagram page with food emoji, thus not in agreement with her. Well, she is right because most researches sees vegan diet as the number 1 cleanser and a good step to a better health. However, this isn’t for everyone and can be very difficult and expensive to follow. I will admit myself that i love meat, but it wouldn’t hurt to find a body cleanser that works for me and go by it at list twice a year.(I like the Fruits/Juice diet).
I will say it is good to cleans our body from time to time. Vegan diet is food that consists of only plant-derived ingredients. Vegans don’t use or consume any animals or animal related products such as: Meat (Land or sea) milk, eggs, soy, alcohol and even honey. of course this can be very boring. but then it is a 21 days challenge that can be good for our health!
A Vegan Meal
The last thing we need in our everyday life or teach our children is continual fast food consumption. “Ok, a treat is different and that is how it should be“. We are a busy generation, but that doesn’t mean we should stuff the next generation with food that is highly processed and contains large amount of carbohydrates, added sugar, unhealthy salt and fats.
The romance of unhealthy foods is powerful and most of us are aware of the dangers that comes with it. I will like to point out some more. Fast food is obviously dangerous to our health, apart from being obese, we can experience;
- Blood Sugar Spike
- High Cholesterol
- Dental Distress
- Shortness of Breath
- Bloating and Puffiness
- High Blood pressure
To conclude my point, eating healthy should be a family lifestyle, so that our children can learn and pass it on to the next generation. it doesn’t have to be a vegan diet, that is a choice for mainly grown-ups.
3 Key Points!
- Everyone is different and have some tricks or diet plan that works for them or sooth their lifestyle, It is advisable to cleans the body at list once a year, just like you spring clean your house, we need to spring clean our body.
- We should find time to teach the children a healthy way of life and make it clear that fast foods are only for treats.
- We should all be health conscious, respect and give our body the best lifestyle it can get, in return, we leave longer life, experiencing a healthy and wonderful old age.
Reference: www.huffingtonpost.com; www.albawaba.com; www.healthbeckon.com
Written by: Noellin Imoh-Griffiths