Most people don’t make the connection between the food they eat and the quality of their health. The truth is, the food we eat directly affects our energy levels, how we feel, how we look, our immune system, and if we develop a disease.
With the increase of fast foods and convenience foods — which not only lack the essential minerals and vitamins needed for optimal cellular function but are also filled with pesticides, antibiotics and hormones, not to mention chemical additives, is it any wonder that people are getting sicker and sicker?
Here are 10 key tips to help you choose wisely today, so you can keep your health and won’t have to suffer later on! If you’re already suffering the consequences of a poor diet and/or lifestyle, this will help you gain a better foothold over your health again. Don’t let the doctors tell you that nutrition isn’t important!
1.Tune in, don’t tune out!
By regularly taking the time to ask yourself how you feel after you eat, you will surely begin to notice which foods are healthful for you, and which are not.
2.Keep it simple. Natural, whole foods are best!
We all know that the less processed a food is, the healthier it will be for us. For example, juicing several apples (preferably organic!) is so much better for you then drinking pasteurised fruit juice from the supermarket, because the pasteurisation process means it gets rid of all vitamins and minerals!
3.Reduce your meat intake and up your greens!
Contrary to popular belief, we don’t need to eat vast quantities of meat!
4.Consume ‘high energy’ food and drink and no I’m not talking about red
The fresher your foods, the better.. there’s more energy in ‘alive’ foods, than ‘dead’ foods (processed/canned).
5.Avoid toxins and eat ‘smart’ by going organic as much as possible!
People complain “it’s too expensive”, yet buy vast quantities of nutrient-deficient foods. Actually, the human body needs far less when you eat organic, and there are far less toxins that impact your system
6.Chew your food! What’s the hurry?!
Chew your food slowly to release the energy in it (rather than wolfing food down!
7.Go on a cleanse!
It’s beneficial to go on a body cleanse to start with, so cut out all refined sugar and processed/convenience foods to allow your body and energy system to recalibrate. When you reintroduce healthy wholefoods after a cleanse or mini-fast, you’ll feel the difference as your body will be able to absorb the nutrients so much more easily!
8.Relax… make key changes over time! (Baby Steps if its too overwhelming)
Begin to make changes now, remaining flexible and open to change.
9.Follow your gut!
Mainstream media is always telling you what you should or shouldn’t eat based on the ‘latest scientific discovery’. Then it will tell you the complete opposite a few months down the road. Has anything really changed in terms of media hype? Use your body’s inbuilt intelligence instead!
10.Watch your food combinations
First rule, don’t eat fruit with your meal, and certainly not afterwards! This is a big no-no! Fruit will sit in your stomach and ferment, creating noxious gases. You’ll end up burping more, and producing smelly farts as a direct consequence of ignoring this rule! Secondly, proteins and carbohydrates require completely different environments in the stomach. Eating high protein (fish/meat) with salads and/or fresh vegetables will contribute to an efficient digestive process whereas eating high protein with starchy carbs (e.g. potatoes or rice) will lead to ‘confusion’ in the gut, and bad digestion… avoid those “hamburger and fries”, or “fish and chips” combos!
Reduce your meat intake and up your greens!