Tuesday, September 2, 2014
YOUR LIFE A-Z: YUMMY
YUMMY and healthy can go hand in hand. Because of our over commercialized food industry that focuses on selling sugar, carbs, and colorful snack foods our brain has been conditioned to want things that look tasteful and make our saliva glands activate when a picture of a Cinnabon drenched in cream cheese shows up on a TV commercial. Immediately the brain says, “I want one.” Well let’s think about that commercial that wants to keep you fat, sluggish, and wanting another one of those picturesque foods. That classic Cinnabon has 880 calories, 830 grams of sodium, and 59 grams of sugar. What a binge that is! You would have to exercise on an elliptical for 3 hours at level four just to burn that off.
Kale, brussel sprouts, and squash never make the big screen commercial thus those foods are out of our consciousness unless we subscribe to a healthy recipe magazine. YUMMY may require an acquired taste for the healthy because our senses are not be flashed with beautiful soups and salads that are cooked with fresh whole veggies. Would you change out a Kale and Quinoa salad for a Cinnabon if you really understood that this YUMMY food would help you stay slim, benefit your heart health rather than harming it, and fill you up with wonderful antioxidants to fight off disease? YUMMY is a mental focus and a retraining of the brain to desire what is best for the body. Perhaps all us have been pre-programmed to keep the pharmaceutical and western medical enterprises rich while we suffer from heart disease, diabetes, and cancers. Re-define YUMMY and enjoy the health benefits of new taste buds.