Fast food and “industry” processed food is winning over old fashioned “home-made” meals resulting us getting fatter and feeling too lazy to do anything else except wait for another meal. We must learn the well known fact that cure for this state of body and mind lies in increasing the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables in our every day menu.
It’s easier said then done because we are used to this simplicity and availability and we all must admit that junk food in many cases tastes so “jummy”, sweet and tempting. Another problem that can occur in our trying to become healthier is the fact that we actually don’t know the real source of the food we want to use. They could be from any part of the world, genetically modified (GMO), “protected” with way too many mineral types of manure, pesticides or herbicides which can pollute our body if we consume it too much.
It’s hard to win in this situation, but from what I see today, people are getting more and more aware about the importance of healthy caterers. We can’t all have little gardens in our back yards which can offer us at least just a little bit of “homemade” goodies, so people are more and getting involved in their own private investigations for better and quality food.
And when you finally succeed in discovering your perfect source for fruit and vegetables, don’t forget to include them in your everyday menu, not just for fun, but for real, and pay attention that the amount of fresh vegetables (not cooked or processed in any other way) in your vegy meal must be at least 1/3 of daily vegy portion.
Chemical ingredients of vegetables and effects of some of their components on our health is still unknown to the scientists, but we can all say that vegetables can offer us various cures and remedies for many illness and aches.
For example, tomatoes are rich with lycopene which can decrease the risk of some cancres, and simple, everyday lettuce is full of flavonoids that can slow down the growth of cancer cells. We must not forget carrots, peaches and other “beta-carotene” rich food which protects our skin in summer time when sun beams are too strong and very hazardous.
Some of us, who are too deep into “every day fruit and vegetables” can’t imagine starting a day without an apple for example; every meal is “spiced” with something green. Right now, it is the “water melon” and cucumbers season and I’m “torturing” myself with tones of cucumbers salads and melon deserts – so I took a little research and tried to find is there a chance that too much of that food can be dangerous – and I couldn’t find anything. Vegetable or fruit seasons usually don’t last long enough to be “harmful” so we can all continue in our green “exaggeration” coloring our plates in bowls in different, lively and vigorous colors.