Cure for everything
Eating Healthy Certainly DOES NOT Cure Disease and Make You the Healthiest Person in the World but Eating Poorly WILL Make your Health Worse.
One of the most helpful things you can do for your body is to eat healthy. Several reasons this is true is;
1 – many people with chronic disease and illness are sensitive to chemicals and additives that are found in processed foods,
2 – refined sugars such as fructose and sucrose are not good for anyone (except maybe a diabetic in insulin shock),
3 – good nutrition is found to benefit everyone, sick or not, it’s just better for you.
So with that said why aren’t we all eating healthy? Well, that is simple to answer. It’s harder, it’s more work, it’s more expensive, and most of us are addicted to sweets. So what should we do then? Well, we try our best to start eating healthy, one day at a time, one healthy food at a time.
Here are a few places you can start.
1. Eliminate or limit your intake of refined sugars, (i.e.: cookies, cakes, candy, soda, etc.), Many people will argue about fruit but the word refined is highlighted for a reason and fruits are definitely fine.
2. If you don’t eat vegetables, start eating one serving a day, if you already eat one serving a day, try to start eating two….(you see where I am going with this, right?). Not all vegetables are created equal, for instance; spinach, broccoli, green beans, are really good for you, corn, potatoes, iceberg lettuce, just so so…..but better than nothing. (This has nothing to do with gaining or losing weight but more about nutrition).
3. Increase your “lean” meat intake, (i.e.: chicken, fish, pork, and lean beef). Salmon once a week is a great idea, and you can now get it in frozen, single portioned packages. I find this helpful because buying “fresh” goes bad fast. Personally I don’t consider hamburgers, sausages, and other processed meats as meat servings.
4. Replace all (or most) soda intake with water. There is nothing about soda, diet or regular that is good for you. If you are drinking it for the caffeine, coffee is better for this purpose than soda. (But I am not a complete coffee advocate either. It is just better than Soda).
5. Eliminate or cut back your use of processed foods, (i.e.: frozen dinners, anything with a powder packet, anything with “sulphite”, etc.)
6. Increase your intake of fibre. I use oats, psyllium husk and loads of fruit and veg for fibre.
These are just a few ideas. Obviously there is much more to good nutrition, but we need to start somewhere, taking baby steps is better than not taking any steps. Don’t do it all at once, make small changes, and gradually work your way into eating healthier. You will begin to see that you feel better when you eat healthier than you do when you are eating junk, this will then become your motivation to keep it up.
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