A very healthy diet is imperative if one wants their body to be able to effectively fight disease and illness. Healthy diet should always be foundational for any type of health and wellness protocol. However, all too often though what we believe is healthy may actually be laden with hidden chemicals and other toxins. Even though our Creator has endowed the body with great healing abilities, the body was not made to be continually bombarded with toxic chemicals, animal hormones, antibiotics and other toxins without beginning to break down.
Below I give you the twelve ways that I recommend to my clients in how to effectively green-up and tweak your diet so that your body receives exactly what it needs to heal and repair effectively. Most of the recommendations are easy to incorporate and for those that may be difficult, I suggest doing what you can, when you can.
1. Buy Organic – While buying organic may seem very expensive, in the long run it may actually save you money by not needing to visit your doctor so often.
2. Buy Local – Support your local farmers and farmers’ markets and allows you to have fresh produce that is many times grown under organic conditions.
3. Grow a Garden – Having your own garden saves a lot of money and allows you the peace of mind in knowing exactly how the plants are grown and harvested. Container gardening is a great choice for those with limited availability of space.
4. Cook with Fresh Herbs – Anyone can have a window herb garden. Chose herbs that you cook with the most often and always grow a herb in which you can become accustomed to using.
5. Eat Raw Nuts & Seeds – Raw nuts and seeds contain healthy oils and are nutrient dense.
7. Drink Filtered Water – Every cell in your body is bathed in water. It just makes sense to make sure that the water you are drinking is clean and safe.
8. Drink Herbal Green Teas – Herbal green teas provide many health benefits one of which is increasing metabolic activity in the body. Many believe that green teas can help with weight control.
9. Replace Refined Sugar with Stevia and/or Raw Honey – Insulin levels that are on a continual high and low bring on insulin-related disease, especially obesity. Retrain your taste buds to where “sweet” isn’t necessary.
10. Avoid all GMO Foods – Genetically Modified Foods are becoming all too common, in my opinion. There has not been enough time to research all the effects these foods may have on the body. However, some studies have been done and many of them are providing results that are very concerning. I highly suggest not buying any GMO foods or foods in which the labels do not indicate GMO-Free.
11. Use Healthy Oils – Healthy oils are a must for your body. The oils that I recommend are cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, flax seed oil, hemp seed oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, walnut oil and macadamia nut oil. Implementing a variety of healthy oils in your diet will provide your body with beneficial vitamins, antioxidants and fats, some of which have very effective anti-inflammatory properties.
12. Drink Freshly Juiced Vegetable Juice – Drinking two glasses each day of fresh vegetable juice is one of the most nutrient-dense foods that you can give your body. Digestion of freshly prepared juice is easy and quick allowing the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients effective transportation, absorption and utilization in your body.