Why eat healthy? Why exercise, stay fit, cut out chemicals in the food we eat and pollution in our living environment? It’s so that we can remain active and self-sufficient in our old age. Plenty of people stay active until the day they die. They die of “natural causes”, no wasting away in a nursing home or in a hospital bed, their bodies slowly decomposing until their heart, liver, or lungs stop working. When the time comes, we can just go to sleep and not wake up.
If we take care of ourselves and support our health all our life, we can have this type of end-of-life scenario. If we are constantly eating things and doing things and living around things that destroy our body and mind, we will suffer the debilitating consequences of that life style in our old age.