Many teenagers today live on dead-food diets, eating only junk food, processed food, or baked or fried snack food. Few of them eat anything that is real, live, and fresh. Most adolescents get their fruit from fruit juice rather than from whole, enzyme-rich, fresh fruits and their vegetables from fried potatoes! In the years between 1965 and 1996, soft drink consumption in the United States increased by nearly 300%. Sadly, a 2010 study found that 40% of all the calories consumed by children aged two to eighteen years were from empty calories-that is, refined sugars and solid fat with half of those calories coming from soda, fruit drinks, dairy desserts, grain desserts, pizza, and whole milk (rather than reduced-fat milk). But true health can only be obtained through proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. When we go against the laws of God, polluting our bodies and our minds, the result is an imbalance, a dis-ease of bodily function, and that leads to a diseased body or mind. This episode will discuss the specific foods teenagers are consuming, while offering healthy alternatives.
Many of today’s most serious deseases and disorders could be avoided just by changing our lifestyle and especially our nutrition. The modern American diet is high in calories, yet low in nutrients. Our poor diets are the reason we have many of today’s leading causes of death and disease, including heart disease, cancer, stroke, obesity and diabetes.
Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the link between poor diet and disease and that improving their diets and nutrition can profoundly improve their health. The goal of this program is to help educate people on the effects which their diets have on their lives and to make meaningful suggestions for a healthier, happier, disease-free life. As SOLDIERS OF CHRIST, MADE TO THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD, we have a moral responsibility to take care of God’s gift to us (our bodies). We can help accomplish this goal through better nutrition.