Hi there ….Tobi olakojo is back here with some very good information.

Grab a seat and pick some vital information and please be nice enough to share. 

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So, there’s this friend I have that has been preaching, “eat clean, live green” on her BBM wall.

Initially I didn’t pay much attention but each time I come online, I still find it on her PM hence, I thought to put up a few words on diet.

Whether by myth or science, there are certain foods that have been credited with healing virtues.

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine over two thousand years ago said,” May your food be your medicine and may your medicine be your food.” This play on words alludes to the fact that our daily food does more than merely sustaining us; they may also have some curative properties.

Science has also made us to understand that some nutrients in our diet are agents that cause or cure certain diseases.
It was first discovered in animals that lack of certain foods in diet caused deficiency diseases such  as rickets, anaemia, scurvy, hair loss etc.

If you keep pets or do poultry, I’m sure you can relate to this, they were also found to occur in humans. The interesting thing here is that, deficiency diseases are not a problem for most of us but we suffer from what is referred to as, “diseases of civilization.”

There is no doubt that we are in a world where our meal is characterized by excess caloric diets and frequent nutritional imbalances. The consumption of animal derived food products continues to increase coupled with increase in saturated fats and cholesterol. This is because the tendency to eat highly refined or processed products reduces the intake of vitamins, certain minerals and fibers which are in their most natural state and beneficial to our health.

The reason for this is not farfetched; the society has made us to believe that patronizing eateries and fast food joints where these stuffs are readily available is a sign of affluence and enjoyment.

Yes,although I can understand that the nature of your own work does not give room for you to prepare your meal or look for where to get a balanced diet.
The effect that diet has on prevention of some prevalent conditions which are common among the “elites” such as circulatory diseases, cancer and obesity cannot be overemphasized.

Little wonder a lot of politicians and celebrities come down with one or more of these. The abundant consumptions of some fruits, vegetables, fiber and minerals have been found to prevent the initiation of certain diseases and cancers as well as progression of others.

The intake of whole grain cereals and oil-bearing nuts reduces excess levels of cholesterol in the blood and the risk of heart diseases. On the other hand, the consumption of a great deal of meat (red meat especially) increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and some types of cancer. Thus, the choice, frequency and quality of the foods we eat affect our health to a large extent.

It is important to also state here that not just any food can produce good health. Our health depends on the sum total of many small decisions that we take each day, which invariably is our lifestyle. In essence, the decision we make that most affect our health have to do with the foods we eat.

I am not a dietitian, don’t bother asking me for to eat, all I am saying is we should eat to live, don’t live to eat.

Dont say you werent told oooo