Just like many of you, I’m have subscribed to several email newsletters. Some are about health and wellness. Others are about business or podcasting. Some are just fun. And of course, there are those that are about medicine, medical trends, and the latest research that affects the medical community. A couple weeks ago, I got an email from one of those medical community newsletters that really peaked my interest. The title of it stated, “What We’re Eating is Killing Us.” I have to admit, the title intrigued me.
Poor diets are among the top causes of ill health globally, accounting for nearly one in five deaths, according to a study published on Thursday that called on governments and businesses to do more to improve eating habits.Medscape, Nov 30, 2018
So, why was I intrigued? It’s relatively simple. It seems as though the global community is FINALLY catching up to the fact that we need to do something about our food supply. They are beginning to realize that what you put in your mouth is a matter of life and death. There is still work to be done, but at least it’s a start.
The article goes on to say that over half of the food grown globally goes to waste. That means that half of what is grown goes bad and is discarded. Food that someone else could have used is never used for that purpose. We’ve got to do better, y’all!
But what can we do? What can each of us do? Well, I have a few suggestions that may help each of us.
1) Plan your meals: when you plan meals, you are less likely to waste food because you already know what you are going to eat.
2) Only buy what you know you’ll eat: I know I have a habit of impulse buying things without a plan, then it goes bad. Limiting my purchases to things that I KNOW I’m going to eat in the next day or two will help decrease some of that waste.
3) Try something new, but only 1 at a time: I like trying out new foods, especially new fruit and veggies. The culinary adventurer in me loves having a new experience on a regular basis. The problem comes when I purchase more than 1 new thing at a time. Something is bound to go bad. So, trying one new thing at a time may be what saves me. It may save you too.
The bottom line is that every thing that you put in your mouth is either helping you heal, or it’s causing you harm. Globally, we are eating more foods that are killing us. Let’s begin to change that trend one dinner table at a time. Together, we can begin to change trends AND improve our health.
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