To address any health issue, or to take control of your own health is one of the best decisions you can make. Although there is this thing that is confusing many people, which is outdated nutritional advice promoted by organisations and health advisers. It is important to raise awareness of the inaccuracies in the current guidelines that we’re being told are best for our health. There are many of the inherent health issues that come with consuming a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet that’s still promoted. Leading scientific research is proving, that a diet full of saturated fats is the best kind of which are found in many natural foods such as olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, seeds, fruits like avocados, wild caught seafood, pasture-raised free-range meats, just to mention some. Scientific research is providing that a diet full of saturated fats helps to balance the body’s overall functions. However, do not confuse this with trans fats that are found in processed and take away foods.
In making the first step to take control of your health, the first starting point is food, diet, exercise, and personal care products. Learn to know which food to avoid and which type of food to include in your diet, be active, do some exercise, and avoid as much as possible the chemicals in your personal care products.
To get a quick result start with a body detoxification which will make you feel better and get some energy flowing through your body. You’re going to feel exuberant and youthful, your skin will improve and start glowing, as well feeling more at peace with yourself. Body detoxification is not just beneficial for the body, it is also rejuvenating the mind. It is a physical, mental and emotional transformation. Body detoxification is best primarily through two ways: Exercise and a proper diet. Exercise may include walking, yoga, trekking, hiking and other floor exercises. However, exercise is best complimented with the right diet to get efficient and complete detoxification. A detox diet essentially comprises of wholesome foods which are natural, tasty and have good nutritive value. Before you go shopping, make sure to make a healthy grocery list. This is an excellent habit to start as it allows you to plan your meals in advance and also to create a desirable balance in your diet.
Making a Healthy Grocery List!
A great way to go about forming your healthy grocery list is to avoid fried and packaged items as much as possible. These foods have no or very low nutritional values, are high in sugars and trans fats, the wrong calories, high in sodium and preservatives. Such types of food promote the growth of free radicals in the body. Free radicals are atoms with a surplus negative charge. These react with oxygen in the body and cause the body to age faster. Vitamin A, C and E are known to mitigate the process of aging as by reacting with the free radicals and therefore preventing them from oxidizing. Thus, foods which are high in these vitamins are known as antioxidants. Therefore, a diet rich in antioxidants is indispensable for effective detoxification of the body.
When you go shopping, these are some of the foods for your healthy grocery list: Fresh vegetables. Make fresh vegetables your best friends and you will hardly suffer from another disease in your life. Many people don’t realise the unlimited benefits of vegetables. They are full with vitamins, minerals and are also high in fibre. Besides of all that they keep you full for a longer time without compromising on calorie intake. Some of the best vegetables are tomatoes, carrots, beet roots, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cucumbers, green beans, squash etc. Also make sure to include a healthy dose of spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables; they are all high in iron.
Fruits and Other Foods! Fresh fruits:
Citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit should definitely have a top priority in your healthy grocery list as they contain the elusive vitamin C. Watermelons, apples, grapes, mangoes, bananas, papayas, are all an excellent source of vitamins as well as carbs. Sure, some fruits are sweet but they are way better than eating cookies, pastries, candies, and other sweet stuff. The sweetness in fruits comes from the natural sugar they contain which is healthy. Although if you have a diabetes issue you may have to watch how much fruits you can have. Just one more thing on fruits: The peel or skin of oranges and citrus fruits has also high qualities of vitamins and other benefits, which most of the time is not used. The same applies to apples. There is lots of goodness in the skin but better still, the pips or seeds in the middle of the apple can have just as many if not more health qualities as the apple itself. Make sure to crunch the seeds or pips before swallowing. Other foods such as pulses, lentils, beans are a must have on your healthy grocery list as they serve as an excellent source of protein as well as fibre. Chick peas, beans etc. make a tasty addition to any salad! Fish and other sea foods are full with proteins and they also contain the important omega 3 fatty acids. However, some of these foods are high in calories and are best consumed in moderation.
Nuts are high in fats but they are good healthy fats; also some vitamins are fat soluble and thus is best to include small quantities of fat in your diet. It is best to avoid meat when on a detox diet, especially red meat. However, you may include lean white meat such as chicken breasts as they serve as an excellent source of protein. Always poach or bake meats instead of frying. Meat stock can also be used for preparing soups. If at all you use oil than opt for a high quality olive oil as it is high in monounsaturated or ‘good’ fats. As well make sure to get enough liquid, such as filtered water in between meals, not with your meals. Green tea is an excellent source of antioxidants and negligible in calories.
Are you ready in transforming your thoughts and some of this information on to the grocery list? For the benefit of your health: Before you go shopping make the grocery list your first priority.
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