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vocabulary La Rochefoucauld: "To be a great man, one must be able to take advantage of all that fate offers."
Let's start being healthy!

Let's start being healthy!

Health and Beauty

  Have any of you seen reviews on healthy eating websites from people telling stories like: "I've been on a proper diet for a couple of days already"; "I've been on kefir for 2 weeks and lost 5 kg"! Of course, there are many such stories. One would like to believe that all these people continue to watch their diet and achieve excellent results, but only a very small part actually continues. This happens for many reasons, but the main one is self-discipline. If we get used to eating whatever we can on the go, no matter how many times we start a diet, the results will only come with constant efforts.  Proper nutrition is a lifestyle!

A special type of people

  How often do you come across stories telling us about people who have followed the principle of "I will strive for my health all my life!" all their lives? There are such people all over the world, and there are not a few of them, but each of them has something special that allows them to constantly follow their chosen path - it's culture!  The culture of eating always implies a careful approach to selecting and processing food.

Land of the Rising Sun

  Let's turn to the healthiest and most energetic people who have rightfully earned this title, the inhabitants of the Land of the Rising Sun - the Japanese. This nation has the lowest obesity rates in the world, meaning overweight people there are a rarity. Moreover, the average life expectancy of the Japanese is 70 – 75 (!) years.

What's the secret?

  It is believed that the main food in Japan is sushi. However, the variety of traditional and favorite dishes here is much greater! The main criterion for choosing food for the Japanese is - freshness. Every Japanese person tries to choose only the freshest products, and in fact, there are no "stale" items offered on the shelves! Vegetables, fish, rice, soy, and seasonings are the main products that can always be found in an average Japanese kitchen.

  Everyone knows that we need to eat a lot of vegetables and fruits because they are the main source of vitamins and minerals necessary for robust health. And protein! Do you know that fish protein is almost 100% digestible and is one of the most valuable animal proteins? Moreover, fish contains a large amount of unsaturated fatty acid Omega – 3, which plays a significant role in the proper functioning of the brain, cardiovascular system, and fat metabolism.

  Including a large number of various vegetables, nutritious seaweed salads, and cooking food with minimal heat treatment without using animal fat - this is what distinguishes the people of the East from Europeans and Americans.  The latter have long been accustomed to consuming semi-finished products at almost every meal and garnishing dishes with large amounts of fatty and harmful sauces.

Habit

  Habit plays a significant role. The habit of not eating vegetables, grabbing hamburgers or sandwiches on the go, or simply not paying attention to one's diet. Sooner or later, there comes a moment in every person's life when, due to digestive problems or an awful reflection in the mirror, we start worrying and trying to do something. Don't be afraid of this or think that nothing will work! It will definitely work! If you have the desire to radically change yourself and become healthier, all you need to do is refer to the sources where it is clearly described or said what a person needs for robust health and how much! And the best helpers in this will be: self-discipline and honesty with oneself!

Author: Neil

vocabulary La Rochefoucauld: "To be a great man, one must be able to take advantage of all that fate offers."
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