What we eat is important. How important? Reeeaaally important! The saying ‘we are what we eat’ is completely true… we are essentially the sum of our metabolized food. When we see people eating McDonalds, we absolutely cringe… we’ll spare you the lecture… but let’s just say… you don’t wanna know what they put in their food.
So — eat your greens, drink water and you’re good right? Wrong! A balanced diet is soooo much more than that. It is important to receive all your amino acids, essential oils, fats, proteins vitamins and much more. It’s worth noting that the national dietary commission ran a study in 2015 to see how 18 to 35 year olds were eating. The results showed that ninety percent of the studied group failed to ingest their required nutritional complement. What’s more, they failed to do this over sustained periods (ie for more than six months at a time). What does this mean? Well, the study suggests that young adults are failing to take care of themselves. The study also indicates that their eating habits are a direct result of their professional lifestyles. Limited time to prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner due to commutes and working schedules means that individuals are more likely to source junk food from vendors.
What’s the problem with this? Junk food equates to processed food. Processed food is, more often than not, full of saturated facts, void of vitamins and minerals, and is packed with salt! This is the worst combination anyone could hope for in their diet. This isn’t a big problem for one-off meals… but sustained within one’s normal diet will inevitably cause issues.
The effects of poor diet has both short term and long-term effects. Effects can also be temporary and permanent — which is worrying. One study had the opportunity to observe an individual who ate McDonalds for breakfast, lunch and dinner… every day. When we say every day… we mean EVERY day (including weekends).
The subject died in his early fifties, giving scientists the opportunity to study the man’s organs. Results were shocking: The man was morbidly obese at circa 250lbs. Not bad for a five-foot, five-inches man. His liver was, for all intents and purposes, destroyed! More to the point, it was liver failure that was instrumental in his death. Further study indicated that the man was ingesting so much fat, salt, potassium and other non-nutritional compounds that his liver was working overdrive to keep his blood clean. As it started to fail, his blood was slowly filling up with toxic compounds, which lead to other complications.
Let’s face it… this isn’t a nice way to go… we should all be taking care of our selves and carefully considering what we eat. Our recommendation for people who struggle to get a full meal, is for them to consider supplements, like Adrafinil. Stay posted for more information.