Points to remember: eating right helps -
1. To balance the hormones
2. Protect fertility
3. Build healthy skin and teeth
4. Cushion our joints
5. Keep inflammation at bay
And when I say nutrients, I am not talking about popping a pill. The body understands food and not a pill. No study in the past has validated any vitamin pill to replace the real goodness. Example: Foods that are rich in calcium such as milk or sardines are also rich in vitamin D which helps the body utilise calcium. This balance and co-action cannot be replaced by a laboratory created pill. Let supplements be just that, a method to supplement your nutritional needs. The primary source must be food.
We need to embrace foods that are rich in natural fats and stop being obsessed about what it will do to our waistlines. Our belief is strong because we heard it from someone, who too heard it from someone else, whether a doctor, a pharmaceutical representative or in a TV commercial. So we spend our lives avoiding foods rich in dietary natural fats that nourished humans in the past. Hence, we throw away the yolks, avoid nuts and natural fats. We test our blood cholesterol to see if our strategy works. But it's not working despite the obsession, people are sick and disease is prevalent.
We need these fats from seeds, ghee, nuts, organic cold pressed oils for assimilation of A, D, E, K, vitamins in our body. Similarly, without any calorie discrimination, all fruits and vegetables are packed with health promoting antioxidants and phytonutrients. Research has evidence that phytonutrients working together with other nutrients reduce the risk of just about every single lifestyle induced disease.
So if you've been avoiding this elixir of health and gulping down profitable processed foods disguised as 'diet food' then I have great news: Natural unrefined fat is absolutely healthy so do not avoid your desi ghee tadkas in moderation and enjoy your omelets with the yolks. Your body, your skin, hair and brain will say "Thank You".
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