You are what you eat. Therefore, it stands to reason that if you want to keep it real, you eat real food.
Real food knows where it came from. It has a direct connection to its source. For example, a cow grazing lazily in the field, or a green bean happily climbing a pole, or an apple dangling from a branch, or a nut snugly nestled in its shell, or a nice, fresh egg. All of these would qualify as real food if you were to prepare them for your mouth. All of these would be able to identify themselves as a product of nature.
Fake food sits on a grocery store shelf, blinking in the fluorescent glare, trying desperately to seduce you with shiny packaging and flashy fonts. It’s full of artificial flavor and color and preservatives and sodium. When you put it in your mouth, your mind squeals and your body groans. This is why many of us are suffering with dis-ease, dependent on drugs. We no longer identify ourselves as products of nature.
Eating real food is a great way to recover your natural state. (For those who may have forgotten, your natural state is one of vibrant health and wellness.)
THREE SOLID POINTS OF FOOD FOCUS
- Whole grains can be a great source of Vitamin E, B vitamins, magnesium, fiber and iron, along with many other valuable antioxidants.
- Whole grains should be a part of a balanced breakfast. Grains found in cereal, oatmeal, and toast can be an easy way to get the energy needed to start your day!
- Whole grain bread can really make sandwiches taste a lot better.
- “Wheat” is not the same as Whole Grain.
FRUITS & VEGETABLES
- Add baby spinach to just about anything, even smoothies- the flavor is mild and the nutritional value can’t be beat. Remember Popeye?
- When you BBQ, throw some sliced green and yellow zucchini on the grill. Brushed on both sides with olive oil and sprinkled with your favorite seasonings or marinades, they are yum-yum delicious.
- An apple makes a great snack. For that matter, so does a pear, an orange, or a banana…and they even come in their own biodegradable wrapper!
- The amino acids in protein are the building blocks of your body. You need ‘em.
- Vegetable has lots of protein like in beans, seeds, nuts, sprouts, and grasses. This is not to mention the awesome fiber and vitamins they offer as well.
- Some of the best animal protein you can eat is poultry and fish. If you need red meat, go with lean cuts and try to choose moderate portion sizes.
- Adequate protein consumption can improve your levels of HDL and blood triglycerides. It may also help to reduce any chances of a stroke or heart attack.
The body is highly intelligent and adaptive. It’s amazing how quickly your health will turn for the better when you eat wholesome food. And, thankfully, the body is forgiving when you just can’t turn down a second brownie. (Every once in awhile.)
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