Have you noticed that everywhere you look these days there are health choices to be made, good and bad. How do we decipher what is good, what is not so good and what is downright bad? It is easy if we pay attention, read labels, and be aware of the ingredients that do not do a body good!
Stay educated and updated on the foods you are eating. You will get out of your body what you put in. We need to get “Back to the basics”.
What you need
Whole foods, rich in vitamins and minerals, are complex carbohydrates like fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. AVOID enriched grains.
We need amino acids which are in proteins and are considered essential for a reason. They are essential for survival! The body makes some, but it is up to us to get what we need from healthy food sources. Foods like lean, hormone and preservative free organic meats, organic eggs, beans, nuts, fish, etc.
Proteins help repair tissue and build healthy cells. If we do not build healthy cells we are more prone to degenerative diseases, like heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
We need fatty acids found in healthy fats, like olive oil and coconut oil. One to two tablespoons a day is plenty along with small amount of nuts and seeds and yummy avocado.
Of course, we need clean and pure water, oxygen, sunlight and exercise to balance it all out; the Basics.
What you can do
Take time to look over what you eat daily. Keep a food diary and check in to see what you consume the most. Is it evenly balanced? Protein, vegetable, fruit and starch with each meal. Are you drinking lots of pure water daily to flush toxins that have built up in the body? The recommended amount is half your body weight in ounces daily.
Cut out the processed, artificial sugars, try healthier sugar alternatives like stevia, agave nectar, local honey, coconut sugar, maple syrup, or raw sugar.
Use healthy salad dressings and condiments, but don’t use more than 1 or 2 tablespoons at a time. Ask for the dressing on the side when you eat out.
Avoid diet foods and sodas, artificial sugars, white flour, and white sugar. Avoid all those processed, micro-waved dead foods as much as you can. Eat foods that are fresh and alive and make a difference. You are in control of your own body.
Are you exercising at least 2 or 3 times a week, are you walking, doing yoga, deep breathing, thinking positive, laughing, being creative, enjoying life, feeling full of purpose? Do you feel you are at your optimal health level? If not, get to work on yourself and start with the basics. Once you have this mastered, anything is possible. We are unique individuals and when we are good to our bodies, we instinctively know what is good for us. The better you feel the better you treat your body.
Get back to the basics.
Here’s to your good health.
Peace, Love, Health & Happiness.
Dr. Eddi Kenny is the owner of Innergy Health & Stress Management. Innergy center’s mission is to help people live better, feel vibranta and fully enjoy the benefits of living with optimal health and wellness. To learn more about Innergy visit them online at www.innergyhealth.ca or check out Dr. Eddi’s profile on LinkedIn.