Eat, drink and be merry 

After watching a program on the BBC about the benefits of eating less meat to stay healthier and extend our lives, it got me thinking about how we live and what we really want from life. 

The results from the various studies showed that eating less processed meats and eating a diet of fresh fruit and veggies with lean meat is good for us. Something all of us already know, but don’t always live by.

But in no way does that mean we need to cut out all those so called ‘bad foods’ from our daily lives. We only live once, and food is not only something we need to keep us going, it’s also a huge part of our social lives.

The joys of preparing a home cooked meal to share with the family brings happiness to those enjoying the meal, and the people who have prepared the dishes.

The same applies when heading out and dining in a classy restaurant or a top notch cafe. It’s the food, the ambiance, the experience and the company that make the mouth watering food even more appealing.

In the long run, we can eat as healthy as we like and hoping to live longer. But what happens if you are hit by a bus or a car and your life ends there and then? All that healthy eating didn’t extend your life at all.

So we should eat, drink and be merry. As none of us know if there is a car or bus around the corner that will put an end to our already short time on earth.