For the most part we all have good intentions when it comes to our health. However mistakes do happen, despite our best efforts to avoid them.
Here is a list from eDiets on the top seven mistakes most people make so that you can learn from other's mistakes (and maybe your own too):
- Most people don't drink enough water! Water is the single most important thing for long, good health. We are talking water, not coffee, soda, juice, milk and just plain water.
- Most people think their produce or vitamin supplement is providing all the vitamins and minerals that they need. Even people who eat really good fruits and veggies are not meeting the bodies nutritional needs. Our soils are depleted and our produce is grown so fast that it does not have time to absorb what it needs from the ground. All vitamins are not equal, so do your research before you buy your supplement.
- Most people think they have to go to the gym to exercise. Any good health program includes exercise and going to the gym would be terrific for everyone, but the fact is that most people do not consistently set aside time to go to the gym. "Do anywhere" exercises are more effective because they can be practiced for the rest of your life along with your daily activities.
- Most people think it is OK to eat chemicals. I do not know where modern man got the idea that it is OK to eat chemicals, but it is a big mistake! Chemicals are addictive. They have no nutritional value and are poisoning our bodies. Chemicals are addictive, and we are addicted to food. The more chemicals you eat the more you want.
- Most people buy food for what is not in it as opposed for what is in it. This is a terrible mistake and is a sabotage to your system. Humans need fat, protein and carbohydrates to perform all the bodily functions properly. For 2000 years man has been consuming fat, carbohydrates and protein. Any diet that eliminates an entire food group for an extended period of time is not sound. This alone is jeopardizing your health.
- Most people do not read the ingredients lists of the foods they buy. Most people buy their food for what it says on the label. Labels are designed to entice you to buy the product. The ingredients are the facts. If you only take one thing to heart out of this article, I challenge you to start reading the ingredients list.
- Most people trust that the government is insuring the safety of our food. Yes, the government is watching out for the additives and the foods we eat, but they are really slow at it. Rarely will a product be deemed unfit for human consumption until it is determined beyond a reasonable doubt to be dangerous. This sometimes takes generations to determine if a food additive is harmful.
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