Packaged foods are conditioned to suit the taste of the consumer, which varies from country to country. Bread is baked differently in cities that are just a hundred kilometres away. Our culture feeds on sugar contained in cakes, cookies, ice cream, and alcoholic drinks.
of the Western diet will warn you that sugar is going to kill you.
Actually, not only sugar, but also alcohol, red meat, white flour, and
other elements of the modern fare. Contemporary medical studies have
proven those admonishments true to a good extent, but they also
acknowledge that death will very rarely be the penalty for eating a beef
The reasonable conclusion is that some foods create
certain health risks. You should be aware of them and select your meals
accordingly. Nowadays, few people contend the principle that bad food is
detrimental to your vitality.
If you don't make a minimum effort
to gather correct dietary information, you will make random choices. If
you eat appallingly, you will suffer the consequences. In terms of
food, science has established that sweetness is not always conductive to
Can we remove counter-productive actions also from
other areas of our life? How much of what we believe about the world
holds true upon detailed examination? Are our convictions solidly based
on facts? What about our ethical values and fundamental goals? Do we
resort to prejudice in order to hide irrational fears? Do we appeal to
tradition in order to safeguard inefficiency?
It takes a strong
will and massive efforts to modify the way we eat. On many occasions,
men and women undertake such changes only as a last resort, for
instance, after having suffered a heart attack or being diagnosed with
Embracing a better diet becomes a major challenge when
individuals endure constant social pressure to behave irresponsibly.
Business meetings in Russia are still being closed with rounds of vodka.
When colleagues and customers push you to drink, it is very difficult
to resist, even if you are conscious of the negative consequences of
Inferior food and excessive alcohol undermine our
health. Falsehoods sabotage our interests and place heavy burdens on our
shoulders. Misrepresentations can be pleasant and enticing despite
their lethal consequences. Stay away from them.
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