18-11-2017 05:00 PM | Aastha Dogra
A properly managed diet is an enormous opportunity to create a healthy future for all
Our health is a mirror of what we eat. Food is a major indicator of the global health index. The last century has seen many improvements in the nutritious components of food. At the same time, food-related diseases, especially obesity, has become a great health challenge for the first world nations. Various other diseases that are most common amongst world populations today, such as diabetes, lung disease, cancer, heart disease, have been linked to high-fat diets as well. These diseases, especially obesity, are eating into the health budgets of many countries.
On the other hand, populations in third world countries, as well as developing countries, are deprived of a nutritious diet and hence suffer from malnutrition. Malnutrition, as everyone knows, leads to a disease epidemic. Especially malnourishment amongst poor people often results in the wide spread of physical and mental illnesses.
Researchers show that diseases can be both caused and partly cured by food. Inappropriate quality and quantity of diet is a threat to global health. A properly managed diet is an enormous opportunity to create a healthy future for all. If we all pledge to eat in moderation and that too only healthy, balanced diet, most of the diseases prevalent today can be kept at bay. It will help us avoid wastage of food through overeating as well. Remember, we are what we eat!
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