Simple Foods, Local Grocer, Better Health

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Don’t Fall For Quick Fixes

Where ever you look it seems, there’s some new gimmick, or, a new prescription or med that is going to ‘instantly cure’ whatever is wrong with you. You might be sick, maybe have knee pain, or, possibly your hair is falling out. Take your pick.
You see this kind of thing so much because scammers try to lure you in with the convenience of simply taking a pill. They never work. It’s just another ploy to separate you from your money.
What you have to remember is this: Having good health or staying in shape may be simple. But, it takes some work. It takes discipline. It takes determination. That doesn’t mean that you have to just eat weeds. Nor, do you have to spend endless hours in a gym whipping yourself into shape.
The biggest struggle for most people to stay in shape and age well is mental. It’s staying consistent with little things day in and day out. It’s about saying “no” to that little voice that doesn’t have your best interest at heart.

Is A Western Diet Good?
Let’s take a look at today’s western diet. It’s convenient, right? It’s quick. It’s tasty. But, for the most part, it’s got nothing good in it. Our daily consumption consists largely of cosuming too many starches and sugars. There’s an over abundance of fried and fatty foods too. These all lead to inflammation, fat storage, poor digestion, and lifestyle diseases like, obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Not to mention long term issues such as dementia and cancer.

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And, a poor diet can also indirectly contribute to other problems like osteoarthritis, sciatica, and lower back pain. Joint pain is common among most obese people and joint replacements are ususally needed.

And while taking a pill to cure what ails you might be convenient and simple, maybe it’s really time to sit down and take a good, long look at what you’re feeding your body, or as it might be, not feeding your body. Are you truly giving your body the nutrients it needs to take care of itself? Most of us find when we take a look at what we’ve been eating that the choices we’ve been making in the name of convenience, simplicity, or saving time have actually been detrimental to our overall health – body, mind and spirit.

Food Is Medicine
They say food is the best medicine. Changing your diet to more healthy foods with an emphasis on good nutrition doesn’t only keep your health better, it also helps avoid disease and unwanted sickness. Believe it or not, you don’t even have to go to a health food store. Just load up on more veggies and fruits at your local grocery.
Nourishing the body with foods that have a lot of nutrients in them is a good way to boost your mental outlook, improve your sleeping, take care of your cardiovascular system and more. And, if you stay consistent, you’ll probably avoid joint replacements and such. Hey, who wants to be stuck somewhere doing exercises for knee replacements? Certainly not me. And I bet you don’t either.