Large portion sizes, processed foods, refined carbohydrates, and saturated fats—these are the deadly components of the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.), which has caused obesity rates to skyrocket in both adults and children.
Making healthy food choices and practicing mindful eating can help you provide your body with the nutrients it needs to achieve optimum wellbeing and lower your risk for diseases like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, and certain cancers.
It’s also important to remember that nourishing yourself engages every aspect of your being—physical, social, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Nutrition involves our relationships with family, friends, community, the environment, and the world.