TPC Health Ministries presents The Importance of Nutrition – Part XI

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FOR YOUR HEALTH: 3 John 1:2 – I wish that you may prosper AND BE IN GOOD HEALTH

Nutrition is the fuel that drives the whole system. Take time this week to evaluate your food intake remembering that even small improvements, done regularly multiply the health benefits many times over. Research has consistently shown the importance of a good diet on your health, energy levels, and longevity.

Enrich Your Eating Experience

Imagine being able to add healthy, quality-filled years to your life. Consider all the smiles you could share, the new friends you could make, the many lives you could touch. Sound too good to be true? It doesn’t have to be. With all the strides made in medical advances, it’s easy to forget nutrition’s significant impact on health. The surgeon general’s report on nutrition reveals that eight out of the ten leading causes of death in the United States have a nutritional or alcohol-related component. So, correct nutrition is absolutely vital for creating and sustaining good health. You would never dream of putting sand into your car’s gas tank – so why do we think we can put anything we like into our bodies and not suffer poor health?

Eat for Health

You are what you eat – and what you eat affects your mental well-being. Researchers at Harvard University have discovered that you can adjust serotonin, a brain chemical linked with depression, by varying the amount of carbohydrates in your diet. Not only that, but when you get depressed the brain triggers a craving for the carbohydrates that are capable of restoring serotonin levels back to normal. In other words, food can affect your mood, and your mood can influence which foods you choose.

Our ever-wise Creator provided foods that would help the people He created to live forever – fruits, nuts, grains and vegetables. These foods contain all the nutritional elements that our bodies need, with far less of the toxins that come with eating animal flesh. That’s why in this series of handouts we are concentrating on natural foods and drinks, and how to prepare them in nourishing and delicious ways!