While some people will stubbornly claim that what you eat does not affect the body, I choose to think otherwise. I believe what goes into our body is very important.
Maybe because I'm a gardener, I can see the effects more clearly. If you feed your plants with the right food, they will flourish and show you results very quickly. If you neglect them, they will wilt before your very eyes. Weak plants tend to be disease prone like human beings.
For myself, I can tell the moment I wake up in the morning if I had eaten well the day before. If I wake up feeling energetic, chances are I had a light home-cooked dinner the night before. If I indulge in too much nuts or chocolate, I could feel the 'heatiness' in the morning. If I had a meaty dinner, I would be too sluggish to jump out of bed the next day. I usually don't feel good after dining out the day before due to the excessive use of salt, oil and flavouring in the stalls or restaurants. Alcohol, even if it is a can of beer the night before, affects my well-being in the morning too.
So you see, the body knows what's good for you. If we abuse it all year round, can you imagine the ill-effects we're bringing upon ourselves?
I had some difficulty springing out of bed this morning. It must be the cider and chicken dinner. So I'll cut back on meat today and go for lighter meals instead.
If you take a look at the people around you, those who eat and live healthily tend to look wholesome and radiant. Sometimes having good genes help but generally it is wise to listen to our body.