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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This first meal in the morning is the key that determines your energy, mood, and motivation. Thus, even if you do not have much of an appetite and mornings can be stressful, make time to prepare and eat breakfast. It is the key to health.
Lunch, like any other meals, should be eaten without haste. The portions should be filling that dinner meal may not be necessary. Every lunch meal should consist of the 4 food groups: fruit, vegetable, grains, & legumes. Give yourself 4 to 5 hours in between meals to rest. That way your body has time to rest.
Supper should be the lightest meal of the day. If you are used to prepare dinner in the evening, it is wise to use this time to chop your vegetables or cook the legumes for the next day’s breakfast and lunch. A healthy dinner will consist of salad, steamed vegetable and/or whole grains/legumes.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Eating has much to do with religion. The spiritual experience is greatly affected by the way in which the stomach is treated. Eating and drinking in accordance with the laws of health promote virtuous actions.
But if the stomach is abused by habits that have no foundation in nature, Satan takes advantage of the wrong that has been done and uses the stomach as an enemy of righteousness, creating a disturbance which affects the entire being. Sacred things are not appreciated. Spiritual zeal diminishes. Peace of mind is lost. There is dissension, strife, and discord. Impatient words are spoken and unkind deeds are done; dishonest practices are followed and anger is manifested – and all because the nerves of the brain are disturbed by the abuse heaped on the stomach. ~e.g.w
Using whole plant-based food will boost your immune system, balance your hormones, increase your energy level, enhance your digestive health, reverse chronic illness and makes you feel and look younger. Take time to chew and bite your food before swallowing. Eat in a relaxed environment. Enjoy each bite and taste the food.