There’s a term that we like to use to describe heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. We call them “lifestyle diseases”; illnesses that are believed to be the result of unhealthy habits.
But despite all the information available to the public regarding the subject, there still appears to be a prevailing culture of ignorance that prevents the majority from dealing with them effectively. According to preventive medicine practitioners, a considerably big chunk of humanity still fails to understand that it is possible to prevent and even reverse these so-called lifestyle diseases without having to depend on maintenance medicines.
Prevention as cure
It’s common knowledge that certain foods bring irreparable damage to the human body. That said, is it really necessary to put yourself at risk of cardiovascular diseases or diabetes when you already know that you can avoid them with healthier choices? But we all know that going for the preventive route is way more rewarding than spending a fortune on cures that you have to live with for the rest of your life.
Two studies* made in 2005 and 2014reveal that vegetable-rich diets tend to raise the body’s levels of magnesium, fiber, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids and phytochemicals. The later study also concluded that vegan diets tend to offer considerable protection from obesity, hypertension, type-2diabetes, and complications from cardiovascular diseases. According to doctors who believe in preventive treatment, plant-based foods can significantly reduce one’s chances of suffering from major diseases.
Then again, it’s not like going from meat lover to devout vegan is as easy as changing your shirt. And this is completely understandable. Doctors who practice preventive medicine are convinced that following a diet that contains more plant-based food (meaning over 60% of your daily diet consists of vegetables and fruits) can significantly reduce a person’s chances of suffering from heart disease and metabolic syndromes, among other conditions.
Make healthier choices now
Becoming healthier and disease-free is not something that you can accomplish overnight. Making changes to your diet in the hopes of completely eliminating all chances of getting lifestyle diseases requires dedication and discipline.
Be mindful of what you put on your plate by calculating a ratio of 60-70% plants based food and 30-40%animal-based food. Discovering the benefits of organic plant-based products could help you decide to be conscious of what you put in your body. One way to do this is through experiencing the products of Sekaya, a local line of botanic infusions that promote overall wellness. Every infusion from the line is designed to target a specific aspect of a person’s health or lifestyle. For example, the Yin Yang Balance and Flu Brew infusions help boost the immune system, while brews like Pu-erh Trim, Honeybush Delight, and Hibiscus Petals help manage cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure respectively. Sekaya has over 20 organic botanic infusions designed to promote balance and harmony in the body. And because they take care to include interesting flavors into their brews, using their infusions as your introduction to a more organic-centric lifestyle will be just as enjoyable as it is bound to be healthful.
Subscribing to a predominantly plant-based diet, keeping up an active lifestyle, and introducing Sekaya’sbotanic infusions into your daily habits may very well be the beginning of a healthier and quality life for you.
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*2005 and 2014 studies: