Increased incidences of cancer
Many of you must be wondering why of late, so many people are suffering from cancer. About 50 years ago, the incidence of cancer was less than 25% of the figures in 2011. To an extent because our environment is cleaner, our activity levels have decreased and we rarely if at all, follow a healthy diet plan, humans have lost some of the ability to fight common diseases and our bodies have become weaker and more susceptible to diseases. However, this still does not explain why the incidences of cancer have quadrupled over the past five decades. The only logical explanation one can think of is the chemicals that directly or indirectly seep into our bodies.
Our food is awash with chemicals
These days all eateries and pre-packaged food manufacturers use a wide variety of chemicals primarily to enhance the shelf life of the product and secondarily to make the product tastier. Whatever little research is done is extremely short term and more often than not, the research is just to fulfill legal obligations. There is hardly any independent or government verification of the results.
The chemicals used in foods accumulate in our bodies and slowly corrupt it from the inside. Cancer is not something that happens overnight – it takes many years before it is detected. Those of us who are fortunate enough to afford a yearly full service checkup might have the cancer detected at its infancy. For the majority of people however, by the time cancer is detected it is already too late.
For obvious reasons, no government agency wants to come out and say modern day food is the source of the increase in cancer instead, this year USDA has recommended a shift to healthy eating menu that relies less on meats and more on vegetables. Unfortunately, businesses that deal in ready to eat and pre-packaged food were quick to increase the content of the vegetables in their preparations but also, at the same time adding a dose of the chemicals that ensure the veggies retain their color and also make it crispier. Haven’t you often wondered how is it that carrots you cook at home are pale pink and soft whereas the ones served in restaurants are bright pink and crispy? The same applies to other veggies too.
Switch over to your own Healthy eating worksheets
It is therefore high time we open our eyes and realize we have been victims of business greed and lack of adequate supervision. Businesses have always claimed they can run themselves ethically and do not need government supervision. Well, the recent recession has proved how ethical they are. Businesses care only for money and profit; your health and ethics is not part of the equation. The time has come to make you own portion control diets – one that is lean on meats and high on fresh, preferably organically grown vegetables.
A healthy diet plan should contain food from whole grains, vegetables, fruits, pulses and milk or milk products such as yogurt. Once you are on to a healthy diet plan, cut down on visits to the local diner for French fries and burgers. If required, make it at home. Stick to your healthy diet plan. The wonderful news is that body has tremendous capacity to rectify itself. Short of cancer, most other diseases can be controlled through a healthy diet plan alone.
Check out also for Portion plate and Food Pyramid for Kids
Increased incidences of cancer