heres a thought...food is a drug

DonnaAnn
By DonnaAnn Latest Reply 2008-11-08 05:14:08 -0600
Started 2008-11-07 07:20:42 -0600

I was replying to a post about a drug, and it occured to me, food is a drug. What you eat can make you happy, depressed, achy, heartburny,tired,itchy,hivey,make you gasy,keep you awake, turn you blue,makes you bloated, makes you fat, and so on.
food has chemicles in it that affect us.


4 replies

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-07 16:57:16 -0600 Report

I was told by my dietician at the diabetes school to shop the outer perimeter of the grocery store. Because if you think about your store most are designed where dairy, meats , produce are on the outside of the aisles. The aisles are where the processed foods are. Now of course you need things from those aisles too. But the bulk of your shopping should be in the outer perimeter. I have really paid attention to this since I have been off of insulin. I am eating alot more veggies and salads and smaller portions of meat and carbs. I am feeling better than I have in years and do not have that bloated feeling. And I have lost 4 pounds.

DonnaAnn
DonnaAnn 2008-11-08 05:14:08 -0600 Report

I took a health class once, and they said the same thing. That the majority of you shopping should be done on the outside isles. But, of course, those are the most expensive isles!

2008-11-07 16:19:50 -0600 Report

Food eaten in it's natural form is the best for everyone. Processed foods, fast food chains, etc… they don't care about our health, just the almighty dollar. Only you can help yourself. Eating whole foods in their natural form and cooking meals with spices and herbs to add flavor are best. Think of a meal of chicken, broccoli, and rice. on their own, this sounds rather boring but if you add spices and herbs when you cook these foods they can be an exotic treat where a small portion is enough to satisfy you. For instance, the other night my son made a chicken dish with chicken breast meat, broccoli, garlic, onion, cumin,some other spices and a little chopped pineapple and served it over cooked brown rice, with a nice salad on the side. Lowfat, diabetic friendly, totally delicious and like a little bit of heaven on a plate.
I told you I'd be adding my two cents soon LOL

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-11-07 07:51:31 -0600 Report

Yep, this is so true. that is why it also can help you with your cholesterol, sugar levels, keeping you healthy, boosting your immunity...we have lost contact with our food and what it can do for us. It is amazing stuff, and it is amazing how our bodies can use it. For all the bad it can do, there is an equal good that it can do. That is why I posted a discussion "Food is not a four letter word".