How nutrient dense is YOUR food supply?
In order for our bodies to thrive, we need to ensure that the food we eat was fed properly as well. Depleted soils, pesticide use, and factory farming all contribute to foods being deficient in vital nutrients, as well as overloading our bodies with chemicals. What we eat determines our health!
- Chew your food thoroughly. Get in the practice of putting your fork down until you have swallowed your previous bite of food.
- Evaluate the quality of food you are putting in your body. Buying "the best of the best" when it comes to nutrients may save money as you will feel satiated with less.
- Increase consumption of fat and include fat with every meal. Remember: saturated fat is good for you! Fat consumption is not the cause of weight gain. Carbohydrates and unnatural fats- not healthy, natural fats in your diet- make you fat. It is the higher glycemic index carbohydrates which raise insulin that facilitate weight gain. Focus on combining lower glycemic carbohydrates with a healthy fat: Raw butter, cream and cheese from grassfed cows, olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, nuts and seeds, nut butters and olives. For example, combine an apple with a nut butter, a pear with cheese, veggies with butter, etc.
- Eat the protein portion of the meal first. This has a very balancing affect and aids in energy conversion and utilization of all your macronutrients.
- Keep a meal diary. Note how you feel after consuming nutrients. If you feel hungry, irritable, sleepy or sluggish after you eat, you are likely not giving your body the fuel that it needs to do its job properly.
How do you insure that your body is absorbing and assimilating nutrients?
Please share YOUR healthy living tips!