Have you heard of the popular saying – I cannot afford to eat cheap food. Why? Because it is more expensive in the long term and because it would probably entail visiting your medical specialist more regularly. Of course, the adjective “cheap” is synonymous with any food of poor quality, because cheap is not necessarily a bad choice. And to end the didactic lecture, I will just add that there is a plenty of affordable things that could be consumed. However, one has to know which and where to pick them in the myriads of super-, mega- and giga- market shops.
En fait, it boils down not only to choosing the most appropriate ingredients. It goes further. The attitude towards handling the products matters too.
“Enshrine the food and invest some love into its preparation”. Read it many times, didn’t you? Many of you are sceptical, nevertheless. But before closing the article, let me shed some more light.
We all live in a modern society whose pace has significantly sped up. We often come from work late, hungry and tired, and opt out for ordering something online, pick up something on the way, or reluctantly (and sometimes frustratedly) prepare a quick meal. While at first sight, this might seem absolutely normal, in order to better benefit from the food, we could do some simple things.
How many of you breathe deeply (10 deep breaths, for instance) before eating?
How many think that the food we are consuming is excellent and will make us more powerful?
Why would we want to do that and waste some more precious time?
According to the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, it is not vitamins, neither molecules nor minerals that are the essential building blocks of nutritional metabolism, but, rather, our relation with the food itself. It goes further to explain that different people see the same food in very distinctive ways.
Let us take person A and person B. A loves ice cream and eats it with pleasure, while B may not be ferociously against it, but B feels guilty every time his or her tongue grabs a bite of it.
Person A’s delight will contribute to the digestive system and his or her metabolism will easily burn the ice cream’s calories. Person B’s reluctance and guilt will, however, stress the brain. He or she might be having the healthiest meal in the world, but if his or her thoughts are “poisonous food”, the digestion may as well be hindered and metabolism put at real difficulty.
What we think about a certain meal is as vital for what our body gains as the actual food itself. Therefore, try investing a couple of seconds in “charging” your food. The time and the outcome are worth the shot.
Do you charge your food regularly or you just slurp it in a supersonic way?