Wednesday, April 9, 2008

#2 Eat your vegetables

Eat To Live - Not Live To Eat

Before the crisis of obesity, the spread of diabetes and high blood pressure and other food related disease, mothers with no or even little education told their children to eat their vegetables daily. Boy, I wish we listened!

In some Christian denominations, it is considered one of the seven deadly sins—a misplaced desire of food or its withholding from the needy.

We live in a world with supermarkets that have aisles dedicated to potato chips, candy and soda.
We have so many wrong food choices tempting us; making it easier and easier to fall into the trap of health problems. Be conscience of what you eat. The benefits of eating vegetables are all over the Internet and we all are well aware of them, however how many of us actually eat the recommended serving of fruit and vegetables on a daily basis.

How many ensure our children are eating right and teaching good habits to our families?

Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.” (Proverbs 23:20-21)

“When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.” (Proverbs 23:2)
20And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. -Deuteronomy 21:20
Eat of the good things we have provided for your sustenance, but commit no excess therein, lest my wrath should justly descend on you, and those upon whom descends my wrath do perish indeed. 20:18
Excessive eating is prejudicial to health, to fame and to bliss in heaven; it prevents the acquisition of spiritual merit, and is odious among men.

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