Loading up our bodies with food three times a day is a cultural habit, not a biological need. Instead, eating smaller portions four to five times a day delivers a steady stream of nutrients, blood sugar, and energy to the body throughout the day. Less taxing on the digestive and metabolic systems, smaller meals prevent overloading and excess waste accumulation. Yet another benefit: dividing caloric intake in this way reduces your risk of heart disease.
You Are What You Eat!
Remember the famous saying, “You are what you eat?” It’s also true that you are when you eat. Because of the human body’s circadian rhythm, the same foods eaten at breakfast or lunch are processed differently than when they are eaten at dinner. Research shows that when you eat your daily protein and fat at breakfast you tend to lose weight and have more energy, while eating the same things at dinnertime produces tendencies toward weight gain, increased blood pressure, and heart disease.
Ever wonder what Wonder Bread is really made of, or how many miles that head of limp lettuce has traveled? There’s nothing like fresh, whole, organic foods to maintain your health and well-being. Farm-fresh produce and
meats go directly from the source to your table, leaving little time in
between for nutrients to be lost. Many foods at your supermarket have
been picked or slaughtered weeks or even months before they make it onto the shelf. These items are preserved by nitrogen or other artificial means, making them appear fresh. Moreover, foods treated with pesticides and artificial fertilizers have lower nutritional value then organically grown foods.