The Way We Eat

The way we eat

Staying healthy is the most important thing that one can do. The way we eat our food is habitual. This means that we are usually not aware of it. Good nutrients is a necessity to stay healthy and that can be obtained by taking multivitamins and other kinds of supplements.

I have noticed some of the ways people eat and they range from elegance to gluttony. A balanced diet consists of carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, and water. My father slurps his soup. It is disgusting but we dare not say anything. He will be sorely offended if we did. On the other hand, my mother is so gracefully in her ways. It is a pleasure to watch her daintily scoop the food up into her mouth and then chew it slowly and gently.

Exercise will help to control your weight. It will also reduce the risk of cancer and diabetes. A fat friend of mine literally gobbles up his food. He eats at least three times as much as I do in about half the time that I take. While he is eating, he is totally oblivious to his surroundings. He puts the food into his mouth as fast as he can, chews a couple of times and then swallows. It does not matter whether he is using a spoon, chopsticks or his hands. He is skilled with all. After finishing, he sits up, gives a couple of burps and rubs his belly. It is all very disgusting, but at the same time, it is very amusing. Experts recommend children and teens to get at least an hour of exercise every day. Adults should exercise for two hours and thirty minutes weekly.

Our bodies are no different you get out what you put in. Another friend of mine, a thin one this time, hardly, eats at all. He sits at the table and, half-heartedly picks up the food with a fork. He says he has no appetite. No wonder he is so thin. It is crazy to think that we expect our bodies to function properly when we do not treat them properly.

The foods we eat have measurable effects on the body’s performance, they may prove to have an even more critical influence on how the brain handles its tasks. Then there are many who talk while they eat. So little pieces of food and drops of saliva start flying. Only a sharp “Shut up and eat!” can silence these talkers. They usually shut up but only for a while. People, in general, are better able to cope with stress when their diets are high in complex carbohydrates

How do you eat your food? Do you eat quickly, slowly, like a glutton, sparingly, daintily or noisily? Do you lick your fingers, spoon or plate? Are you aware of how you eat? It is my opinion that for reasons of comfort, cost and health, eating at home is preferable to eating in a restaurant or at a food stand.