A Balanced Approach to Wellness

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The post “Monitoring Health” (https://energy-guidance-complete.com/2014/08/24/monitoring-health/) brings awareness of the seven tests that should be performed in order to evaluate health.

Focusing on foods that are bereft of nutritional value or are lacking in the aspects that naturally gratify (for example, fat-free foods) undermine physical, emotional, and intellectual health. Choosing to eat based on criteria not related to sustenance of the body has evolved. As stated in Vitality!— How to Create a Life That Is Healthy:

“Eating for the sake of keeping the body alive is not a part of life for most people living in modern society. Eating for the sake of the enjoyment of the food is modern society’s take on food. The enjoyment, not the life-giving aspect, is the focus.”

Here is Test #6.

Test #6: Consumption of nutritious and satisfying foods

Here are questions for the basic test:

  1. Potato vs. french fries
    The potato, baked or mashed (not from instant mashed potatoes and not with an overabundance of butter and milk), is the healthier choice.
    Which one do you choose more often? Which one is better for your body?
    (This question does not apply to people who have a medical allergy to potatoes.)
  2. Seasonal fruit platter vs. fruit cocktail dessert
    Seasonal applies to fruits that are in season in your location. Fruit cocktail applies to fruit in a can. Seasonal also applies to fresh fruit, preferably not waxed.
    Which one do you choose more often? Which one is better for your body?
  3. Roasted chicken vs. chicken smothered in a creamy sauce
    The non-meat version: pasta with a vegetable-rich sauce vs. macaroni and cheese
    Which one do you choose more often? Which one is better for your body?
  4. Tilapia vs. salmon
    Tilapia is an abundant fish; salmon is over-eaten and is endangered in some areas. In general, seafood such as tilapia, catfish, herring, oysters, sole, shrimp, and trout can be eaten up to three times a week total. Seafood that should be eaten less are salmon, Chilean sea bass, clams, cod, crab, crayfish, flounder, haddock, halibut, lobster, mackerel, mullet, mussels, octopus, perch, prawns, sea urchin, skate, snapper, squid, and tuna. Sardines aren’t in either grouping and can be eaten up to twice a week (in place of another fish serving). These groupings are based on environmental issues. At this point in time, consumption of mahi-mahi and whale should be limited to almost none. The debate over farmed or wild salmon is discussed here: https://energy-guidance-complete.com/2014/03/06/to-eat-farmed-salmon-or-not/
    Which fish do you choose more often? Can you do with less? Can you consider the environment when making choices about nourishing your body?
  5. Carbonated beverages, decaffeinated beverages, beverages that are referred to as energy drinks
    These beverages have been presented to us as better than water for quenching our thirst and giving us energy and vitality. Do you believe that is true?
    Which would you rather have to drink—a drink that fits into one of these three categories or water? Which drink do you think your body would rather have?

    There are many more questions; however, these five are a good beginning. Consider your answers and then consider the significance of each question.

    Eating wisely is good for your health!

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