The majority of Americans consume a diet high in highly processed foods manufactured from artificial ingredients, which are loaded with fat, sugar, sodium, chemicals, preservatives, food dyes, and other additives that your body is ill-equipped to handle. These extras could be harmful to your general health and well-being.
Eating foods high in nutrients that come straight from the earth and are not overly processed is one thing you can do as part of adopting a healthy lifestyle. Clean foods provide your body with an abundance of vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein, and healthy fats, all of which enhance heart and brain health, help you lose weight, strengthen your immune system, and give you more energy.
Foods that should be incorporated into a healthy diet include:
Fruit drinks made from only fruit (apples, bananas, blueberries, grapes, lemons, strawberries)
Fresh fruits and vegetables such as avocados, berries, apples, melons, broccoli, citrus fruits, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, green beans, lettuce, mushrooms, onion, peppers, salsa, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes.
Grass-fed meats, fresh seafood, grass-fed chickens, plain nut butters (without sugar added), unflavored nuts, dried beans, eggs from grass-fed hens, and grass-fed hens
Cereals and grains minimally processed from whole grains. Examples are air-popped popcorn, oats, brown rice, and whole-wheat pasta
Cheese, milk, non-dairy milks such as coconut and oat milk, basic unsweetened yogurt- you can add agave, stevia or honey and fruit to plain yogurt and beverages to make it taste great!
Drinks and sweets can both contain a lot of extra sugar. Find water and fresh juices with no added sugar, and coffee and tea that haven't been sweetened. Consider creating treats at home using honey or less sugar, fruit, whole grains, and other ingredients.
Consider where the things mentioned originally came from as you look through the list. Clean dining involves consuming those foods as fresh and minimally processed as you can. You may think you are eating healthy just by eating clean, but many people have food sensitivities to things like dairy, certain grains, nuts, corn, and vegetables known as nightshades. If you are experiencing stomach and/or digestive issues it is wise to stay away from these things for a time and add them back in one at a time so you can find out what is most likely causing your problem.
In summary, eat the rainbow, consuming a wide range of vibrant fruits and vegetables. Choose healthy oils such as olive, avocado, coconut and MCT oil as they can aid in cooking and add flavor. Brown rice, pasta, and bread made from whole grains labeled organic, non GMO. Read the labels before buying and beware of things like sugar content. Avoid brands with added ingredients such as “natural flavorings”, dyes, and chemicals. It’s difficult to avoid prepackaged food altogether but everything in moderation and become an expert label reader.
Good sources of protein include seafood, poultry, nuts, and beans, but not processed proteins like packaged sandwich meats, sausage and bacon.
Consume water, tea, and coffee without or with little additional sugar. Limit your intake of milk or juice each day and stay away from all beverages with additional sugar.
You can exercise and have other healthy habits but research shows that many chronic diseases are a result of inadequate nutrition getting to your cells, so I believe diet is a key component of staying healthy or restoring your health. At Regeneration Station we are committed to helping you achieve optimal health by offering our members nutrition classes and personal consultation with an alternative health care provider who has been educated in nutritional and natural remedies designed to improve your health.
Give us a call today,as we offer lunchtime classes in our Energy Room for as little as $25 and you can experience an hour in the Energy Enhancement System while you learn or you can book an individual health consultation for $50. 850-920-7222. For more information about our services including the science behind the Energy Enhancement System please visit us at https://www.regenerationstation850.com