- 1 in 3 people suffer from diabetes (1)
- 2 in 3 people are obese
- 1 in 3 people are dying from heart diseases
- Rapid rise in Childhood Obesity and Diabetes
- Worsening dental issues due to increased sugar intakes
- Increase in Ortho-Arthritis
- Increase in Fatty Liver diseases (NAFLD)
- Rise in PCOS and ovarian problems in women
- Reduced Immunity levels
- Increased reliance on medicines and medications
- Reduced physical activity and exposure to nature due to technological advances
DID YOU KNOW OUR FOOD IS MAKING US SICK?
We eat when we are tired, frustrated, sad, happy, depressed, bored and hungry.
Our current lifestyle has taught us that that FOOD is the go-to solution for everything. All movies, holiday celebrations and advertisements have romanticized it.
Many of us are stuck in a constant EAT-SLEEP-EAT- WORK cycle with not much of break between 2 meals. But food is also one of the most worrying causes for alarming obesity and diabetes? Is there something wrong in what we are eating?
FOOD IS ALSO MEDICINE
This situation with food was not always the case. Food is a source of nourishment. It has been instrumental in evolving humans into creatures of higher intelligence. The kind of food early humans ate set them apart from our genetically similar ape cousins. Ancient health practices like Ayurveda and similar practices in other cultures have often referred to food as medicine and have prescribe food as a cure for numerous ailments.
Research shows that dietary habits influence disease risk. While certain foods may trigger chronic health conditions, others offer strong medicinal and protective qualities.
A CONNECTION BETWEEN MARKETING, DIET AND HEALTH?
In the recent century and specifically in the past 70 odd years or so, we have seen a consistent decline of health and steep rise in diseases like Obesity, Diabetes, high Cholesterol, PCOS and so on. What has changed? What went wrong?
Numerous studies have shown the direct correlation between the modern-day diet (consisting of overly processed, refined, fast foods and reduction in naturally occurring foods) and the rise of Lifestyle Diseases.
Over the past few decades, shrewd marketing tactics and numerous commercial programs in the media have seeded in our minds that food is our go-to solution for every emotion we undergo. These commercials have also succeeded in teaching us that packaged foods and the ones produced in the factory need to be a staple in our diets. If you look closely, at the centre of attention of these commercial marketing activities are foods that are highly refined, processed and contains heaps of sugar.
The Result: Uncontrolled Obesity, Diabetes and a Rapid rise in lifestyle diseases.
PROBLEMS CAUSED BY POOR DIETARY CHOICES
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
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