Conscious Eating for Health & Happiness: '3 Ways to Practice the Slow Food Movement'
Dr. Weil's Daily Tips, January 6, 2011
Eating slowly and consciously has become a foreign concept in our fast-paced society. In order to maintain good health and enjoy the simple pleasures of life, it is highly recommended to reconnect with the practice of conscious eating. 'The Slow Food Movement' sets out to do just that. For more, read the short article from Dr. Weil below.
The Slow Food Movement - which started in Italy in the 1980s - encourages people to slow the pace of life in order to truly savor not only foods and beverages, but the pleasure of eating and the companionship of friends and family sitting around the table. Traditional foods that are fresh, made from local ingredients and served during leisurely meals are the focus of this movement. From a health perspective, this philosophy is a much-needed departure from "fast food," which is designed to
be eaten on the run. If you want to get involved in the Slow Food Movement, try the following:
1. Shop for fresh, organically grown local produce and baked goods at farmers' markets.
2. Patronize restaurants that specialize in local or regional foods.
3. Keep family traditions alive. Think about the foods your grandparents prepared for holidays or family gatherings, and try to replicate what you can.