Hungry for Health (對健康的渴望)

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Hungry for Health

By: Bhavya CHAUHAN (Hall 10)
Image: www.gcruralhealth.com

Who hasn’t heard of the famous proverb that preaches, “When health is lost, something is lost?” Last semester was particularly kind to me, which is probably why I didn’t seem to understand the vitality of remaining healthy. At the very start of this semester an infection arrested my throat and I couldn’t hear myself—at least not without sounding remotely like a toad—for a few days. As I lay coughing up a storm in my bed, a realization hit me. Suddenly flashes of all the meals, dripping in notorious sauces, floating in oil, that I savored, hit me. Everything unhealthy I had done had come back to haunt me; here I was bed-ridden, voiceless, and without an ounce of energy. The horribly bitter aftertaste of cough syrup continues to linger in my mouth. Nothing, I know now—no ice cream sundaes, no pizzas, no instant noodles—tastes better than a healthy feeling.

對健康的渴望

文:Bhavya CHAUHAN(舍堂十)
譯:高路延(陳瑞球堂)
圖:www.gcruralhealth.com

有一句諺語這樣說道:當你失去了健康,你就隨之失去了很多東西。 我不在意身體狀況,上個學期我也沒有因此出現任何不適,因此我一直都不了解健康的重要性。但是這個學期剛開始,我就有了一些不愉快的經歷。我的咽喉感染了,除去非常模糊的類似蛤蟆的聲音外,我甚至都不能聽到自己說話。這樣的狀況持續了幾天。就在我躺在床上、咳嗽很嚴重的時候,我似乎突然意識到了這一切的原因。用餐時的場景一幕幕地浮現在眼前,蘸了醬汁又在油里煎炸的那些食物的味道狠狠地給了我一擊。我所食用過的那些不健康的食物來找我復仇了。於是現在的我病臥在床,無法出聲,毫無力氣。止咳糖漿所留下的苦澀的味道還在嘴中停留,痛苦不堪。現在我也終於明白——沒有什麼比健康更重要。聖代冰激凌、披薩、即食麵,這些食物的味道再好也比不過一個健康的身體更值得我們去珍惜。

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