If you follow the news, from time to time you will see blurbs about what is included in the processed and fast foods we have been served, with strong concerns about how healthy they are or not for us, and questions about whether or not they have appropriate vitamins and minerals. I won't go into detail about that topic except to mention that these are more often than not legitimate concerns.
I wanted to share with you one vivid fact from my being a health care provided for nearly twenty five years. Most of the healthy older patients I have seen over the years do a great deal of at home cooking, making meals from scratch, adding their own spices and ingredients. In general, these folks have been presenting much healthier bodies and mouths than the younger folks and seem to have fewer colds and short term illnesses. The restorations and repairs in my older patient population seems to last longer, too, and very few use carbonated beverages either.
So I am theorizing that there seems to be a connection to lower pop intake, which is a treat for our older patients, cooking healthy meals for oneself rather than trips for fast food, and the natural healing ingredients found in spices and home prepared meals. And, the bonus of trying to switch is a lower food expense. If you do not believe me, keep a diary of every single pop, energy drink, fast food stop, and snack you purchase over a month.
Here's hoping for a healthier life for us all.