Vegetables Nutrition – The Vague Concepts of Food, Nutrition and Health
In these modern times in which we live in, it is very common to confuse reality with thought, facts with theory, and health with confirmation. Here we are, in the era of abundance, having everything we can ever imagine at the grasp of our finger tips, computer science has sky-rocketed allowing us access to endless amounts of information, any where, any time. Biology, chemistry, and many new scientific concepts that have grown primarily out of these two, have brought us to a state of being where almost any problem could be dissected and probed to the smallest particles ever known to mankind. Yet we hurt…
All this science is actually the physical projection of the mind, beautiful ideas that manifest in the physical form out of the creation of human hands. The mind is getting the front sit and the main character in this play we call our lives, yet our bodies are becoming more and more vulnerable, with new unknown risks that has been introduced to us and have become the norm in modern living, such as cellular radiation, air pollution, and of course, my personal favorite – “food”.
I mark “food” with the quote unquote to signify my feeling of the subject, that are not to be mistaken. Most of what we find in grocery stores today is simply not food. Today’s norm is to pick up a snack, or drive through some burger joint to stuff our bellies so we can get on with work, and so slowly but surely, from the dawn of the industrial age, these products have come to replace what mother earth has given us, and what life itself is based on, as food.
Real food, which is basically fruits and vegetables, nutrition wise at least (as many would argue on the taste factor), is the foundation of any healthy diet, not because it is so important and healthy to eat a well balanced diet with vegetables in it, but simply because it is food. The rest is not food. It may be hard to grasp at the beginning, peeping through the little crack that all of us have in our definitions of what food is, and seeing the truth behind the screen of illusion.
Health, true health, cannot be achieved and maintained in any other way. But what is health? I dare you! Try and define it for yourselves. Go ahead, take a minute, even 5, and really try and write down a definition you would feel at ease with for the vague and illusive concept of health.
The Chinese have said that “health is a state of being in the tao”. Walking your path, realizing yourself and allowing your true colors to show. It begins with the air we breath, the thoughts we think, and it leans mainly and strongly on the building materials we feed ourselves with. Regularly eating a well balanced vegetables nutrition based diet is like putting the foundations so needed for mental balance, a good physical feeling, happiness and well being – the foundations so needed for…. Health.