Importance Of Vigour Essay

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Food for Vitality and Vigour Have you noticed how the youth of modern times lack the vim and vigour that our forefathers had at young age? The food we eat does not contain the same nutritional value it did earlier. Today our soils are also depleted of essential nutrients. Even if we don’t eat processed foods there isn’t enough nutrition in food. We need to supplement! Living in a fast paced society, we eat food too fast. How many people do you know who chew each mouthful of food for one full minute? Chewing your food signals to the brain telling it how much digestive fluids are needed to digest the food that is going into the stomach. For example, if you eat a large pizza and chew and gulp it down only enough to tell the brain there was just a little it, then the body doesn’t have enough digestive fluids to break down the food enough to get nutritional value from it. Also, chewing signals the brain as to what kind of digestive juices are needed in the stomach. For example: When you eat protein your body produces an acid to break it down; when you eat starch your body produces an alkali.…show more content…
Do we eat to perform at the peak of our capacity or maintain vigour and vitality? Diet plays a vital role in the maintenance of good health and in the prevention and cure of disease. In the words of Sir Robert McCarrison, one of the best known nutritionists, “The right kind of food is the most important single factor in the promotion of health; and the wrong kind of food is the most important single factor in the promotion of

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