Soul Food – You Body Is Your Temple

Before anything in the world, our bodies matters the most. We cannot achieve our dreams if we are not in good health. Your health should be your number one priority. What we eat, our hygiene, the physical environment around us, affect our mental well being, confidence and self-esteem. It is important to pay attention to what we feed ourselves, and the physical environment we subject ourselves to.

What we consume can be good or bad for our bodies in the long run. Most young people usually do not pay attention to what they eat or drink, and the consequences it has on their health. Alcohol and drug abuse rates high among young people. Such behaviours interfere with the functions of the brain and communication pathways. These damages lead to poor reasoning ability and slows down performance.

One’s academic results and productivity begin to decrease. In addition to brain damage, excessive alcohol intake and drug abuse cause heart problems, high blood pressure, stroke and destroy the liver. Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances that cause pancreatis, a swelling of blood vessels that prevents proper digestion. When you become and addict and intoxicated most of the time, it also affects your interpersonal relationships. People get uncomfortable around you and eventually start avoiding you.

Young people also tend to indulge in unhealthy foods such as fried foods, chocolate and different types of junk food. There is no amount of junk food that can solve your problems. Instead of binge eating, take actions that can help you overcome the situation you are in. Change your habits for the better or talk to someone who can help. The amount of fat in most junk food is not easy to digest, hence it leads to digestive problems, heart diseases and high blood pressure.

You can eat junk food but do so in the right amount. When your body does not have enough nutrients, your immune system becomes weak. You become prone to airborne infections, infections through cuts and your body finds it hard to recover from different types of diseases. A decrease in one’s health is a decrease in their emotional and mental health. Being unhealthy is stressful, so you have to do your best to be on the safe side.

What we eat manifest in our physical appearance, sometimes in a negative way. Too little or too much food can be dangerous. Anorexia and obesity are both common diseases among young people. They also take a toll on one’s self-esteem. It is then important to eat the right food in the right amount. It also helps to exercise and strengthen the heart and blood vessels.

Hygiene is also vital for a healthy mental state. Being in a clean environment improves one’s mood. Your physical appearance is your number one passport in life. The way people communicate with you depends on how you present yourself, so it is wise to be clean and well groomed. It is important to wear appropriate clothes. If you respect yourself, it will show in the way you present yourself and people will treat you the same. When you take care of yourself, you will have a sense of fulfilment of responsibility, which boosts your self-esteem and confidence. When you have self-esteem and confidence, you can take on everything.

Source : New Era