Some nutritional advice I hope my friends would benefit from.
Usually we grow up to like the kinds of foods we were used to as children, but that diet may not be the best for our physical health.
From a Christian perspective, humans are originally imperfect, and it is our goal as Christians to grow to become better each day. We could similarly practice this mindset for the food we eat as well, so that we have healthy bodies to do the good work that God has prepared for us.
There’s a ton of questionable nutrition advice out there, and it’s especially confusing when we often see conflicting advice on the news, because reporters are always looking to make attention-grabbing headlines by exaggerating scientific findings.
I hope you’d take a look at these articles, which to me are some of the most reliable sources of nutritional advice. I usually stick to Harvard School of Public Health’s website (HSPH). The links to http://www.fao.org provide a nice introduction to the issue, so I’m also sharing them with you.
Please read this in order, and let me know what you think.
Regarding pesticides, the general rule is that fruits and vegetables are so important that it’s still worth eating them in spite of the pesticides. And we can still avoid those with high pesticide content.
<quote>5. It’s always a good choice to feed your family fruits and vegetables, whether conventional or organic.
Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is one of the healthiest choices we can make, yet far too few people do. Less than a third of adults get the recommended daily amount – at least two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables – according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rates are even lower for teens.
While it’s important to minimize your exposure to pesticides, regularly eating fruits and vegetables is the far bigger win for you and your loved ones.
Hope this helps!!