The food we put in our body is the building blocks for our physiology.
When we put in healthy nutrient rich foods that our bodies know how to utilize we are creating a strong physiology. The human body is a miracle in motion. There are literally hundreds of thousands of processes going on in the human body at any one time. When we fuel our body with healthy foods, these processes are efficient and the body has the resources to ongoingly heal, rejuvenate and balance itself. This results in physical health and endurance. The body is also the foundation for the emotions and the mind. When the body is healthy and functioning optimally, the mind will be clearer and focused and the emotions will be stable and more positive.
Eating foods that are not healthy for the body is a factor in our health
When foods are highly processed and refined, many of the essential nutrients the body needs are removed. Furthermore, the many additives and chemical preservatives that are added to the food are not in harmony with the physiology of the body. The thousands of processes going on in the body cease to function properly. The body loses its ability to heal itself and malfunctions causing illness. By eating a healthy diet we can allow our bodies to regain health.
There are many factors to healthy eating.
Some of these have to do with the actual foods themselves. But it also includes other factors such as cooking styles, how you eat, and the balance of foods and nutrients in your diet.
All bodies are different and unique.
As such, there is not one diet that will work for everyone. There are many factors to consider such as how your body metabolizes food, your blood type, your body type (lean or sturdy), your ancestry, your dietary history, your age, sex and activity level.
Addressing all aspects of healthy eating giving you the foundation of a strong healthy body.
Below is a summary of some of the important aspects to health eating.
Basic Steps to Healthy Eating:
- Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
- Upgrade your carbohydrates . . . eat more whole grains.
- Choose Healthy Proteins
- Stay Hydrated.
- Say yes to good fats and no to unhealthy fats.
- Eat a healthy balance of protein, carbohydrate and fat.
- Eat mindfully
- Vary cooking styles.
- What you include is more important as what you exclude.
- Eat nutrient dense foods.
- Eat a moderate amount of natural salt.
- Deconstruct food cravings and understand how to get your real needs met in a healthy way.
- Understand how to eat for your unique body type.
- Eat with love and respect for your body.
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