Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Healthy Options, Unhealthy Decisions

So a little unplanned experiment in the cafeteria at my job has once again proven the sad reality when it comes to most people's dietary choices... When given a healthy option alongside the more familiar sweet-tooth sugar infused fattening choice, people tend to make unhealthy decisions.

Case in point... In line with the holiday two separate people expressed their holiday spirit in two similar yet different ways... they both brought in food, but one of them brought in a mix of homemade and store-bought desserts (cookies and candies) and the other employee brought in a fruit basket (apples, bananas, oranges, kiwis...).

One day later what do you think was finished without a crumb to spare, and what do you think still remains, picked through like a child would do scavenging about his plate of peas or lima beans in search of something... anything else?

A healthy lifestyle is a choice each of us must make.

You can choose to be healthy and reap the many benefits of a healthy lifestyle, or you can just as easily choose to be unhealthy and reap the many not so pleasant, costly, and often life threatening repercussions.

Cancer... Heart Disease... Diabetes... Chronic Health Conditions... All of these are found at disturbingly high rates in cultures whose diets consist mainly of processed refined foods.

None of these are common to societies whose diets consist mainly of fresh organic natural whole foods.

The choice is yours...

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