Nutrition and LifestyleJanuary 23, 2023 2023-01-23 17:24
Nutrition and Lifestyle
<strong>Nutrition and Lifestyle</strong>
Imagine a general urban population white collar lifestyle for an individual today. We wake up, get ready for the office, and sit in front of a computer screen the whole day. Then get back home and order whatever we find on those online platforms. Some people call this stress-eating, making food the source of their evening entertainment.
Sounds a lot like you or someone you might know, doesn’t it?
Well, that is the sad reality of modern society. We have undertaken a road of work, eating, sleeping and repeating; with no focus towards our general health and well-being. People seek comfort and pleasure in the “so-called” processed healthy items available in the market and feel that it is sufficient to fuel their fitness. But that is not the case, some of the faults lie with the consumers but the majority lies with the big-food companies who are selling sugar and unnecessary additives to the public in the name of health. They find loopholes and confusing scientific terms to manipulate the actual underlying benefits of their product.
The foods we consume are maybe a breakfast cereal, a packet of chips, a packet of juice, some ready-to-eat noodles and they all may be termed healthy and packed with a healthy sticker on it, but the reality is the contrary. For example, baked products may be better than fried ones in some cases, but they still have sugar, sugar-like chemicals and processed carbs.
These problems are resulting in the struggle and epidemic of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and PCOS. This has caused an unhealthier and sicker population overall. It is as bad as facing the Corona Pandemic. This metabolic syndrome pandemic has been ruining our health for over 40 years, but still goes unnoticed as it is a food environment and behavioural problem.
We need to make sure that we educate ourselves about our health, well-being and what we consume. We need to know what is right and what is wrong for us and we need to assure that these big-food companies do not make a big fool out of us.
Food should not be just about taste or convenience, but also about the nutritional value of it.
Eat whole foods along with first-class sources of protein (meat, dairy, fish, egg, paneer etc). Exercise at least 3-4 times a week; and make sure that you also rest well. Sound sleep is a necessity and as important as diet and exercise. Get 6-8 hour of sleep every day
These diseases are lifestyle diseases and are worsening with time. But if we assure that we take the right steps and take them today, we will be able to combat and defeat these diseases and problems in a gradual and consistent manner.