How Healthy is Healthy?

I have been battling with this question myself for last one week. The reason for my pondering is the fact that I fell sick after eating healthy food. 🙂

Let me tell you the whole story. Last week, my wife tried a tiffin service from Vital Foods. They provide healthy and nutritious tiffins to office goers. She liked it, subscribed it and also ordered one for me. It was a nice tiffin with one vegetable, one salad, high protein daal, an appetiser, rice and four chapatis. I had it for 3 days, but didn’t really enjoy it. So I discontinued and went out to eat on Friday. On Saturday, I fell sick.

Now before you draw conclusions about the poor guys at Vital Foods, let me tell you that it will be unjust to squarely blame them for my illness. The problem is with myself. I have been away from home for several years now. My early jobs were such that I have survived most days on crappy food. Even after marriage, we get to eat the complete home made food only once a day, thanks to our work culture. Despite that, I manage to stay healthy. My body has endured the junk storm and has been adapted to the crap now.

I’m not joking! This is damn serious thing. I was telling Rats that humans have a tendency to adopt to the environment and conditions. We go to cold climates and we adopt. Similarly we go to humid conditions and we adopt too. But look at what we are doing to our lives? We have an AC in the living room, AC in the bedroom, AC in the car (or cab), AC in the office… and reduced immunity in our bodies. To battle that, we are trying to eat the basics and what the nutritionists suggest us. So that the body some how gets the nutritions and stays fit. But boy! you are not allowing your body to adopt at all. And moreover your central ACs are polluting the environment… so more global warming (meaning more ACs).

Coming back to food, I went a step ahead and checked what and where my building watchman eats when he is on duty. If I show you the place, you might develop nausea just looking at it. But he eats there and does a work that commands utmost physical fitness. He is healthy. I haven’t seen him taking sick leaves at all.  I tried talking to the security guards and house keeping staff at the office as well. Same result. But if we eat there, we will fall sick. Why? because our body is not used to eating that level of crap.

Adopt guys! Adopt yourself. It is all in the mind!  🙂

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For Frodo and Sam, Merry, Pippin and the Shire

lord-of-the-ringsLord of the Rings is my favorite movie… one of the favorites you can say. Its a story of a powerful ring wielded by Lord Sauron, the ultimate evil lord, and the ring bearer Frodo who is set on a mission to destroy it once and for all. It is Frodo and his friends quest against all odds that are destroying the world of men and the very factors that contribute their growth and existence… thats the environment.

I dont know if Prof JRR Tolkein thought of writing an epic story to teach us all a lesson to protect ourselves from the evil in and around us. But I can surely take a cue from the movie. Look at what Sauron and Saruman’s on today’s world are doing. There is enough evil around us. That includes the elements contributing to the pollution. The movie shows the evil lords cutting trees, destroying human life, blocking rivers, killing animals, eliminating races and warming every thing. Aren’t we, the evil ones today doing the same? Global warming is at its alarming rise. The silicon is polluting our office spaces. The air conditioners are destroying our resistance and the air outside our office or home is destroying our respiratory systems.

green_treesWe know the environment protects us, breeds us and feeds us. But minds of men are so easily corrupted. There is evil that wants us to resort to unfair means, to corrupt and be corrupt. We know what is good and whats is not. But we are lured by the riches of the unfair and we forget what is rightful. All that is here and foul can still be undone. Before that it is important to destroy the evil within.

Be very environmental friendly. Try staying out of corruption. Make a conscious effort to reduce all kinds of pollution. Plant at least one tree a month. Save trees… Save the middle earth.