Gas is to Cars as Food is to the Body
What you eat has a lot to do with how healthy you will be. Just as what kind of gas you put in your car affects how it will run, what we put into our bodies and minds affect how our bodies and minds work. Exercise alone will not make you healthy.
Training without proper nutrition is really not optimum health at all. A proper diet is not just about what you eat, but how and when you eat. The types of food you put in your body can make the difference between a long life or a short life.
If you are far from the ideal, why not incorporate a few life changes at a time. If you make systematic changes during the year, you can transform your whole diet a little at a time. Maybe you are at a loss of where to start. Here are some suggestions:
2. Add Fruit To Your Diet
Increase your fruit intake one serving at a time until you are eating 3-4 servings per day. Try Dr. Smoothie crushed fruit. It comes in many flavors.
3. Eat One Raw Salad Per Day
I knew a family that served a salad every day with dinner. This is a good way to increase raw vegetables in your diet. Incorporate more raw veggies daily.
5. Plan Your Meals For The Week
- Cut up some raw vegetables and put them in an airtight container so they will be ready for a quick salad. Buy frozen vegetables that you can put in a quick vegetable soup or stew.
Roast some potatoes and put them in the refrigerator to warm later that week. Use your crockpot and prepare a healthy meal.
However, if you know you are not going to get the recommended amounts of vegetables per day, why not consider Amazing Grass, Green Superfood? This should not replace your fruits and vegetables but can be added to your diet. One suggestion would be adding it to your smoothies.
6. Include orange, yellow, red, green or purple veggies daily
Make your meals colorful.
8. Decrease Your Consumption of Meat
Reduce your intake of meat, especially red meat. Increase your servings of beans and other protein sources such as Quinoa.
9. Choose vegetable or whole grain pasta
Whole grain or veggie pasta has more nutrients.
10. Eliminate Sodas From Diet
There is nothing healthy about sodas. There are no essential nutrients in them.
12. Try Almond or Soy Milk Instead of animal milk
13. eat more nuts seeds and grains
Whole grain bread, crackers muffins, and just the natural seeds and nuts themselves are healthy options.
14. Eat healthy Fats in Moderation
We need a certain amount of fat in our diets to be healthy, however, too much healthy fat can increase cholesterol in your body. The key is to keep everything in balance.
16. Buy a Good Blender
If you want to have healthy smoothies, soups, spreads, meals, or any other healthy dishes in your diet, I would recommend the Vitamix Blender.