Here’s another tip to help you establish great kinship and fellowship with your children: Teach them healthy lifestyle habits.
Most people know that, to “live healthy,” you should minimize stress, get enough sleep, eat a healthy diet, etcetera. But there are many misconceptions about what actually constitutes “healthy.” The science is surprisingly ambiguous on this matter.
For instance, most people have been brought up to believe that eating saturated fat causes heart disease and clogs your arteries. However substantial research conducted by people like Dr. Ronald Krauss, an esteemed lipidologist, has effectively cleared saturated fat. For instance, a meta analysis (“study of studies”) published in 2010 found no correlation between consumption of saturated fat and coronary heart disease or cardiovascular disease.
This isn’t to say that you should feed your children pure bacon! However, it means that you may want to more carefully investigate what dietary and lifestyle factors would be most beneficial to your family. Always do this in conjunction with your physician.
One very interesting line of thinking involves the so-called “paleolithic diet.” The basic concept is that human beings evolved for the past 2 million years on a “hunter gatherer” a diet that was low in vegetable oils, refined carbohydrates, sugar and grains. We’ve only lived an agricultural life for 10,000 years – practically nothing in comparison to the two million years of our evolutionary history. And it’s only been a few hundred years since we started consuming refined grains and sugars in substantial quantity.
The paleo diet idea suggests that when people return to eating a natural “hunter gatherer “style diet — without a lot of processed foods – health can be restored. This is an interesting supposition, but more research is needed. The point is that you want to take your role as a custodian of your children’s welfare seriously: do your due diligence.
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