A simple story: Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare? Slow and Steady Wins the Race for a Long, Happy Life.
There are just two kinds of food. NUTRITIOUS food vs. EMPTY food. I call it SLOW food vs. FAST food. SLOW food is Nutritious Food. Over time it gives you complete vitamins and minerals from nature, for healthy bones, blood, and brain, for a long healthy life.
EMPTY Food is high in sugar. It gives you FAST energy but it doesn’t last. FAST energy is deceptive energy. It is not real nutrition, and soon you will be even more tired. When you take a shortcut with a quick meal, you get through that day, but you harm your long term health. The problem is caused by sugar, ice cream, candy, white rice, bread, crackers, noodles, pizza, banana, coffee, and all processed foods.
What metabolic lifestyle do you choose? We get to choose every day between Fast or Slow energy. Our brain and body loves the taste of sweet. But sugar is found in fresh fruits and vegetables too. Sugar is addictive so we want more and more. FAST, empty food gives us energy ups and downs, not level energy.
Processed foods over time bring weight gain. We get sick, we get old, and we die. How many people do you know with diabetes, hypertension, or cancer? Processed foods are missing important vitamins and minerals. Too much FAST empty food damages your health, your children, and your grandchildren and all future generations.
Nutritious food takes a little bit of planning. We learn about our health. We care for our body. Nutritious food makes you strong, and keeps your energy on a healthy level all day. Low Sugar Foods are SLOW burning, more nourishing for you, and very delicious, like spinach, avocado, green beans, cucumber, Red rice, whole fruit, celery, broccoli.You will have no weight gain, and lower risk of disease.
Did we forget what is real food? Maybe we should remember how our ancestors lived close to nature before colonial times. If you change to a healthy habit now when you are young, your children and their children will be healthier.
Every day we go back and forth in our choices. If you choose to make a change, do it gently. Just eat LESS FAST Empty food, and gradually add a habit of SLOW nutritious food. A little planning makes a vast difference in your health. Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare? Slow and Steady Wins the Race for a Long, Happy Life.Fast energy is low in nutrition. It tastes wonderful, but when we eat it, we miss important vitamins and minerals. Then we risk getting sick. People who eat a high-sugar diet often suffer from chronic diseases. How many people do you know with one of these: diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, or overweight? These problems are directly a result of our diet.
SLOW burning real food is directly from Nature. It is high in nutrition. When we eat it, we receive all the necessary vitamins and minerals in our diet, then we don’t get sick. We live carefully. We enjoy health for many years.
To protect your health, I suggest spending 90% of your food budget on natural foods, and less than 10% on processed foods. Unfortunately, most people do the opposite, and then we struggle with junk food cravings. Remember, ALL processed foods are designed for us to CRAVE them, by flavor manipulation and high sugar sweetness.
What metabolic lifestyle is your habit? FAST Burning? Or SLOW burning? We believe it is normal to eat high sugar foods. Like white rice and noodles. These taste wonderful and are easy to cook, but then we become addicted to quick energy. Maybe we have forgotten lessons from our mothers, grandmothers, and ancestors about how to live in harmony with nature.
Sugar takes a terrible toll on our health, causing body acidity and DNA damage. Sugar causes a vicious cycle of craving and acidity, triggering weight gain, premature aging, diabetes, and heart disease. Sugar is the #1 root of all chronic disease.
When we eat a modern diet, we almost always gain weight as we grow old. When we lack important vitamins and minerals, it is impossible to exercise enough to stay slim. Most of us will have a big belly by 60 years old. Our diet is our choice. We make this choice for our families at every meal. Some people will die of cancer or diabetes. We can prevent this fate from happening to us and our children by eating a healthy diet.
We think our modern diet is normal, because everybody eats like this. But in fact our diet has changed radically in the past few hundred years. Dutch and British Colonial foods include white flour, white rice, sugar and fried foods. Our modern food industry doesn’t help us enjoy a long life.
Many hundreds of years ago, our ancestors ate mostly vegetables, fruit, nuts, roots, and meat. They ate a wide variety of foods from nature. Their diet was very high in fats and protein, low in grains and sugar foods. Now, the average person’s diet is very different, and our health suffers. Our food choices are even more important in modern times. Quite simply, our bodies were not designed to eat large amounts of sugar, snack foods, white rice, bread, flour, potatoes, or processed foods.
Real foods are high in vitamins and minerals. We are lucky to have delicious foods from nature everywhere. They taste so much better than processed foods. We need to plan our meals every day to build health for ourselves and our children. Many people are now remembering how our mothers, grandmothers, and ancestors lived in harmony with nature. We learn from them as they were less likely to get cancer or diabetes.
The solution is to eat more REAL FOODS from nature, and LESS PROCESSED foods. Make sure you eat healthy fats too. The best oil is is Coconut oil or Minyak Kelapa Sawit.
When we eat nature’s foods, we live longer. We don’t gain weight. We can stay the same weight our whole lives. Endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig says that sugars are a toxin for the body. He says: “Sugars are not short-term toxins that work over days and weeks. They do their damage over years and decades, and from generation to generation. In other words, mothers will pass the problem to their children, partly through how they feed them, and partly by what the mothers eat themselves. This changes the baby’s nourishment in the mother’s womb.
Have you ever noticed that fast foods make us tired, and slow foods make us healthy? Aha! That’s the main point! Just like the story of the tortoise and the hare. The hare ran faster for a little bit, but he got distracted. The rabbit got tired and had to take a nap. Then the tortoise won the race easily, because he just kept going all the way to the finish!
Yes, that’s true. Red rice has 5 times more nutrition in vitamins and minerals than white rice! That’s because white rice has been heavily hulled and polished. We remove and discard the most nutritious part of the rice, and keep the empty inner part of the grain. Important Hint: You need to first soak the red rice in water 8 – 12 hours or overnight. Soaking makes rice cook quicker, and removes bitter seed coatings.
To save money, it’s easy! Eat half the amount of red rice as you’re used to eating of white rice. You’ll feel very full, you’ll have MORE nutrition, you’ll save a lot, be healthier, and you’ll probably lose weight.
Everybody loves sweet flavor. But over time our sugar cravings got out of control. Many people eat an average of 152 pounds of sugar per year, up from almost zero 200 years ago. Sugar addiction is unconscious. We don’t notice it in ourselves. But when we want sugar, we’ll do anything for it. So, just remember modern food is addictive, and we’re all like alcoholics. Like the Buddha said, “It’s all in your mind”. A strong mind always leads you to health and happiness.
Summary in Bahasa Indonesia:
MAKANAN CEPAT SAJI VS. MAKANAN LAMBAT SAJI
Apa anda ingat, ada cerita, kura-kura dan kelinci?
Kelinci lari cepat, tapi dia capek, dan dia istirahat.
Tapi kura-kura tetap jalan, dan dia menang lomba lari itu.
Bagaimana cerita itu, berhubungan, dengan makanan sehat?
Ada dua jenis makanan.
Saya menyebutnya makanan cepat saji, vs makanan lambat saji.
Apa itu artinya?
Makanan lambat versus makanan bergizi.
Makanan cepat saji makanan kosong nutrisi.
Makanan lambat selalu akan memberikan vitamin dan mineral lengkap dari alam, (complete from nature) untuk Kesehatan tulang, darah, dan otak, agar kita bisa hidup lebih lama, dan lebih sehat.
Makanan cepat saji, kosong nutrisi, dan mengandung banyak gula.
Energy yang di dapat cepat, tapi juga HABIS dengan cepat.
Anda akan lebih cepat capek, karena makan makanan kosong.
Banyak penyakit yang disebabkan oleh gula, es krim, permen, nasi putih, roti, kerupuk, mie, pizza, pissang, kopi, keripik, saus kacang, dan semua makanan olahan.
Metabolisme seperti apa yang anda mau? Setiap hari, kita harus memilih antara energi cepat atau energi sehat.
Berapa banyak ORANG yang anda tahu, punya diabetes,
tekanan darah tinggi, atau kanker?
Makanan olahan sudah kehilangan vitamin dan mineral.
Gula membuat kita ketagihan, dan membuat kita selalu ingyin memakannya.
Makanan rendah gula, akan dibakar lebih lambat oleh tubuh, lebih sehat untuk anda, dan lebih enak, seperti bayam, alpukat, buncis, mentimun, beras merah, semua jenis buah, seledri, dan brokoli.
Dengan makan makanan itu, anda akan bisa menjaga berat badan anda, dan menurunkan resiko anda terkena penyakit.
Membuat sedikit perencana’an,, akan membuat perubahan yang besar, dalam Kesehatan
Ingat kembali dengan cerita si kura-kura lambat dan kelinci?
Kura-kura lambat bisa menang lomba lari, dan akhirnya hidup lebih lama, dan lebih bahagia. Terima kasih.
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