PROMOTE GOOD HEALTH VIA GOOD THOUGHTS AND RIGHT FOOD.
Courage, hope, faith, sympathy and love promote health and prolong life. A contented mind, a cheerful spirit, is health to the body and strength to the soul. A merry heart does well like a medicine
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TURN AWAY FROM SAD THOUGHTS
Fix your mind upon cheerful things. A spirit of gratitude and praise for our blessings will promote health of body and soul. It is a law of nature that our thoughts and feelings are encouraged and strengthened as we give them utterance, as we say them.
If we talk pleasant, happy things, then our pleasant and happy feelings will be stronger. Turn away from gloomy, sad thoughts and do not make them stronger by thinking or speaking them.
Happiness, love, peace and satisfaction all will help you to have health of mind and body.
EAT THE RIGHT KINDS OF FOOD
The body is made up of what one eats. There is a constant breaking down of tissues of the body; every movement of every organ involves waste, and this waste is repaired from the food one eats. Just as houses are built of bricks, so our bodies are made up of cells, and the cells are made up of the things we eat.
HOW THE RIGHT KIND OF FOOD HELPS
Each cell is made up of five things: water, minerals (or salts), proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. All of these come from what we eat and drink, and all come either directly or indirectly from plants. If we eat fruits, grains, nuts, and vegetables, we obtain the foodstuffs directly. If we eat meat, we get them second-hand, because the animals have made their meat from the plants, or from other animals that eat plants.
TYPES OF FOOD TO EAT
In addition to the five kinds of foods mentioned above, there are also the vitamins which help us to use the rest of our foods. There are many different kinds of vitamins and they are all important in helping us to keep well. The best way to get enough vitamins is by eating a variety, or many kinds, of fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain cereals and whole-grain breads. If we eat just two or three kinds of food, day after day, our bodies do not receive the materials they need to build a healthy body. We need to vary our diet, to eat different kinds of foods, in order to have all the necessary building elements.