World Environment Day: Prosperity of the Earth With Food Sustainability

Did you know that a nutritional diet is directly related to physical and mental/emotional well-being?

Well-being is often seen through a myopic, individual lens and reduced to physical, emotional, or mental health. But with the concept of well-being as a whole, we delve into a deeper understanding of the term. Think about it: Can a person be happy and healthy if the community does not provide a framework or system? Can society be happy and healthy if the planet’s resources are depleted and its lungs are suffocating every day? The short answer is ‘no’.

Encompassing Individuals, Communities, And The Planet

Overall well-being, thus, refers to a combined, balanced state of overall health and physical, emotional, social/community, and planetary well-being. Furthermore, living, nurturing, and inspired by well-being in all aspects of life helps us live more harmonious, fulfilling, and enjoyable lives. Therefore, a person’s state of well-being is an indicator of happiness, satisfaction, and a purposeful life.

Individual Welfare

Food is what gives us the power to perform our functions. It also provides us with nutrition. And nutrition is what keeps our brains and bodies functioning in good health eating the right foods with the right mindset is what keeps us going. The food choices a person makes do not only affect one’s physical body and determine their ability to contract or fight disease; it also directly affects one’s mood. Some foods can have an uplifting effect, while some can be linked to mood swings and depression. For example, it is common knowledge that too much sugar and saturated fat is not always good for your brain and body.

Prosperity of the Planet Through Sustainability

When we talk about sustaining life globally, we need to look beyond individual-level nutritional diets and community-level Ayurvedic approaches. Instead, we need to invest in and maintain sustainable food systems.

  1. A sustainable food system starts with being responsible for the natural environment when producing and consuming food.
  2. In addition, the process of manufacturing and shipping food products must not play with the health and vitality of the planet in the long term.
  3. Sustainable food practices are essential in feeding the global population, which continues to grow today.

Where Does Mindful Eating Feature In Individual Well-Being?

Mindful eating teaches us to enjoy food and makes it an adventure. Mindful eating also aids digestion and makes it clear when a person is packed and has the right amount of food in their body. It helps avoid overeating and reduces obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other health problems. If one part of the machine does not work properly, it causes damage over time; however small the number is. The same goes for our bodies. Therefore, nutritional diet is directly related to the physical and mental/emotional well-being.

Takeaway Tips

  1. Mindful eating at the individual level and Ayurveda at the community level helps to create healthy and happy people.
  2. Healthy and happy people seek sustainable food systems that provide nutritious food. Eating a variety of foods of natural origin and local produce encourages the efficient use of food resources and avoids over-cultivation.
  3. Ultimately, this improves not only the health of individuals and communities but the planet as well.

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