NUTRITION MATTERS TO EVERYONE…
Long life and good health is a function of healthy eating, more importantly, making your kitchen your clinic. Malnutrition refers to bad nutrition. If you are taking in less than your body requires (under nutrition) or more than your body requires (over nutrition), you are malnourished which predisposes one to bad health. Also note that, food is not in the quantity but in quality.

The Lord God is so much interested in our well-being that He has given to us all that pertain to life and godliness. Ex 23:25; Psalm 104:4; Psalm 136:25; 3Jn 1:2; Act 14:17.
It is disheartening how children of God, Spirit-filled, tongue-speaking and so on, spend so much money in different hospitals across the globe all because of ignorance. The scripture correctly states that “my people (note, God’s people) perish for lack of knowledge”.

Good health does not cost a fortune, it only requires correct application of knowledge (wisdom). Allow wisdom to direct in the following headings and glow in health.
Right Selection of food: Know all the classes of food and ensure diversification of diet to avoid micronutrient deficiencies (hidden hunger). Eat different food items combining them excellently to prevent a monotonous diet. Avoid oversized portions, instead take small and frequent meals. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Limit salt intake. Don’t wait for thirst before drinking water.

Breakfast: Never skip meals, especially breakfast. Infact, eat like a king in the morning and like a pauper in the night. Reason being that, during night sleep, which is about 8 hours on the average, energy stores and micronutrients stores are depleted. Thus, food intake is necessary in order to replenish these stores. In order words, Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Engage in the right physical activities: To achieve energy equilibrium, the calories consumed from food and beverages (Energy intake) must match the amount of energy expended. Know your body mass index and monitor it appropriately. Body mass index is the measurement of body fat stores measured in Kg/m2. It is calculated thus;
BMI = Weight (kg)
Height2 (m2)
And classified thus;
18 – 24.9kg/m2 — Normal
25 – 29.9kg/m2 — Overweight
30 – 34.9kg/m2 — Obese I
35 – 39.9kg/m2 — Obese II
40+ — Obese III/morbid obesity
Engage in exercise programmes not too rigorous for you.
Break your fast wisely: Irrespective of the type of fast, it is important to note that your body has changed during that fast. For the body to transit back to normal food or certain kinds of food requires wisdom. Solid food must be re-introduced very slowly to avoid digestive distress. One may lose a deep sense of peace and experience physical problems such as diarrhea, sickness, fainting and even death in some cases due to shock!

DOUBTS

Ordinary or slightly warm water is first thing to be taken after the fast even if it is a day fast. Thereafter, good ripe fruits such as water melon, apples, pawpaw and pears can be taken. Avoid citrus fruits such as orange, lemon, lime etc. at first because they may feel too acidic in the stomach and cause bleeding (ulcers) in the stomach.
Take good quantity of clean ordinary water (avoid too cold or too hot) very often to rehydrate the body. As you re-introduced the normal food slowly, eat the food at room temperature, not too hot or too cold and ensure you chew very well before swallowing it.

Ignorance is usually costlier to manage than amassing knowledge. God wants your all round well-being and good hygiene can only improve your Christian walk rather than hinder it. Be more conscious of your diet, eat healthy, and take proper care of your body.

Featured Article By Remi Orisunmade (+2348111968998)

CEO Eat To Live