People are living longer than they could expect to live even 15 or 20 years ago. At face value, this seems like an awesome perk for being alive at this time. But on second glance, it seems like a loaded topic. After all, we have a choice in how those years are spent. If we take care of our bodies, we can enjoy a healthier and more active life.
SAD? Get Happy
We have all heard of the acronym SAD. It stands for Standard American Diet, which is pretty sad, indeed. It is a nightmare of processed foods, refined grains and sugars, and all the wrong kinds of fats. Too many people spend their shorter, more miserable lives eating from boxes and cans, when they can do so much better. Nutrition experts say that the more natural the food is–meaning that you can look at it and see where it came from–generally the healthier it is for you. Seeds are actually an excellent source of nutrition, hemp seeds in particular. Doctors are starting to change their minds about fat. However, we still need to eat the right kinds of fat, in moderate quantities. Hemp seeds deliver good unsaturated fats to the bloodstream in a small quantity, which makes them ideal for addition to a far happier diet.
Seeds For Long Life
While veganism and the use and consumption of hemp are well-known hippie traditions, the eating of hemp seed products goes back much farther. Scientists flock to the village of Bama Yao in China to understand why so many people there manage to live well past 100. As it turns out, these seeds and hemp seed oil provide the answer. The people in the village eat very wisely, with a focus on good fats, lower overall fat consumption, as well as fewer animal proteins and processed starches. These people have learned that the promise of long life lies in the consumption of foods like hemp seeds, which serve to ensure total health.
Living longer has some definite benefits. But long life comes from a health side or a medical side. Would we rather live to 100 because we ate plenty of hemp seeds, kept a hippie lifestyle and have the physical freedom to prove it? Or, is it easier to stretch into our 80s and 90s propped up by the medical establishment? The choice is obvious.