wholte foods

Confused about what to eat?

I don’t blame you. There are so many diets that claim to be the best. Vegan, vegetarian, raw, Paleo, low fat, no carbs, eat right for your blood type, and the list goes on and on and on.

But if we look at the most important choices for a healthy diet and good nutrition,  here are a few guidelines.

Nutrition is one of the main components of good health and longevity.

Eat whole foods.

Nature gives us the most perfect foods. Choose whole, fresh, unprocessed foods for your diet. Whole vegetables have a balance of fiber and water content. They have nutritious seeds and vibrant life force energy.

Avoid processed foods.

  • Processed foods are dead foods.
  • They have added preservatives, artificial flavorings, and preservatives.
  • Their containers typically contain some type of unhealthy or carcinogenic component that could be contaminating the food contained within.
  • Read the labels. If you do not understand an ingredient, why would you want to ingest it in your system?
  • GMOs and GE foods are not required to be labeled and yet their side effects could be very dangerous.
  • Often times there are hidden ingredients like MSG and some form of corn syrup in the foods.
  • How clean is the factory where the foods are being processed and handled?

Eat local and foods that are in season as much as possible.

  • Local foods are fresher which means they are healthier and contain more important nutrients that are available to you.
  • Get to know your local farmers and support them. They work hard for a living and their financial reward is not that great. I would much rather give my money to a local farmer than a big mega food corporation.

Grow a garden.

Get your hands dirty. Handle your plants. Plant your seeds with love.

Eat meat and dairy products sparingly. Make sure they are organically grown.

  • Many people eat way too much meat. Meat can be very healthy containing many important proteins and minerals but excess protein can be very damaging to our health.
  • Some people can be vegetarian and some people may need to eat some meat – either red or white meat.
  • Be careful of food combining. Do not eat meat and fruits during the same meal.  Eating animal proteins and starches or grains together means acid and alkaline neutralize one another, enzymes can’t do their jobs, digestion stalls, and your food begins to ferment: this is feast time for the pathogenic bacteria and yeast like candida that are in your digestive tract.
  • One single concentrated protein per meal is easier to digest and won’t require as much energy.

Chew, chew, chew.

Make sure to chew your food thoroughly. Do not rush through your meal. Pay attention to every bit and be thankful for the food you are consuming.

Do not eat deep fried foods.

Canola oil, corn oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, crisco are all unhealty oils and should be avoided.

Eat healthy fats.

Avocados, coconut oil, butter, ghee, olive oil, sesame oil are all very healthy fats and are an important part of our diet.

Limit your intake of sweets.

  • Even too much fruits are unhealthy.
  • Candy is one of the most processed and unhealthy foods.
  • Use natural sweeteners like stevia, honey, maple syrup when you need a sweetener.
  • Learn to need less sweetener when you do want something sweet.

Avoid caffeine.

Drinking coffee is like using a credit card. You get immediate satisfaction but your body will have to pay the price eventually. Caffeine overstimulates the adrenal glands and can lead to adrenal exhaustion.

Limit or avoid alcohol.

Let’s face it drinking a beer or glass of wine is a very social thing to do. But drinking too much not only dulls our minds but it also affects the adrenal glands and the liver.

Have fun with your friends by enjoying their company and doing something fun together, having a meaningful conversation. But if you need to be high to have fun then this can lead to unhealthy addictions.