Food and nutrition, Personal development, Workouts

Choose health. Choose happiness.

 Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

Our lives are crafted by the little decisions we constantly make throughout the day, everyday. Very often we make decisions based on truths learnt in the past or based on the general practise at that time. Did you ever pause and evaluate if that choice is the ultimate choice for your well being?

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Just because something has always been known to be or done a certain way does not make it right.It angers me that so many people (occasionally myself included) are not willing to challenge our ways of eating despite looming evidence not in the favour of that behaviour.
It all started when I was reading through the pages of John Robbins’s ” The Food Revolution”. In the book he reveals evidence after evidence of how meat and dairy consumption contributes to illness such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, loss of calcium thus bone strength, diabetes, etc. We have been inundated and influenced all our lives with skewed information about what we should be eating. Skewed because many of them are created by organisations with their best interest at heart, not ours. Since a little girl I was told that cow’s milk and dairy products are a great source of calcium and we should consume more for calcium that makes our bones string. Conversely, evidence has shown that bone fracture rates are several times higher in people with higher animal protein intake, that includes milk proteins, our supposedly main source of calcium!

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 Dairy is nature’s perfect food, but only if you are a calf!- Dr. Mark Hyman (internationally recognised authority in the field of Functional Medicine)

Despite the proven health benefits of going plant based:

  • The majority of the human race are still consuming meat, dairy and seafood.
  • The majority of us are either ill or expect to fall ill at some point of our lives.
  • The majority of us accept that we will die from either cancer, cardiovascular diseases, degenerative diseases, etc.
  • The majority of us don’t exercise enough to feel fit.
  • The majority of us launch pursuits for happiness like travelling or shopping but ignore the one secret for lasting happiness – doing what needs to be done to increase your chances for optimal health.

I am not forcing anyone to go plant based. I however believe that it is only when the body is healthy and strong can we fully feel the pleasures of life. And going plant based is the most effective way I have seen so far.

There is choice. There are always alternatives to improve our current life situations. Do not settle for what you have now if you want something more. Do your research and try something new. You never know what is on the other end of the tunnel. I dabbled into veganism and the road was not always easy, but 12 months down the line I can now say it is worth it!
I feel stronger, I look leaner, my blood cholesterol level normalised and as a result definitely much happier!

Ps:I am reading John Robbins’s “The Food Revolution” now and it is indeed eye opening! Look out for a review and my learnings from the book soon!

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