It can be challenging starting a healthy eating plan that actually works. We live in a world where most of our food is fake & is making huge corporations wealthy while making many Americans sick. Some say not to worry about buying organic fruits and vegetables because there’s a very little difference while others highly recommend these foods. No matter how difficult it may be, I’m here to tell you that there’s still hope to live a better life and there’s no need to settle in poor eating habits. Here are some tips that can help you get started in the right direction!
Consuming Less Starch & Refined Grains
Pasta can be a tasty, fulfilling dish, but there can be some problems with eating too much of it. Pasta is full of chemicals that can cause complications in the body including cancer and other illnesses. Too much starch isn’t good for our bodies period. It’s not easy to just go cold turkey and let it go either. Believe me, I still enjoy a good pasta dish from time to time. Wheat is a refined grain and contains gluten which is glue used in food. It causes our intestines to stick together. When the intestines stick together, this causes the food to last longer in our digestive system. This causes weight gain and a bunch of other digestive issues. Just think about that for a moment. This completely wreck havoc on the body. How we can deal with this situation is to eat starch in moderation while creating a diet which is high in fruits, vegetables, all natural grains, natural herbs and spices. It is best to eventually leave starch behind us unless we’re eating the all natural ones. This takes times so take the necessary steps to leave these fake foods behind you.
Eating Less Meat
Have you heard the horror stories about the meat in our local grocery stores? I have! This is one of the reasons why I decided to practice a Vegan lifestyle. It is horrifying to know that most of our foods cause the diseases we hear about today. How I began to eat less meat? I lowering my meat intake to 1 meal a day. It was either at lunch time or for an early dinner. This allowed my body to eventually adjust to consuming less meat. I added foods that are high in protein like chia seeds and quinoa seeds and a select few of nuts.
Remove Pesticides from Fruits and Vegetables
Due to the pesticides that are sprayed directly on these foods, Health Specialists recommend buying and consuming organic foods. In some cases, this is true, but not in all cases. Everything that’s organic isn’t considered the real deal. For instance, Organic Kale is considered a hybrid food. I was disgusted to see organic carrots which are a crossbred vegetable. Non-hybrid foods are foods that are grown naturally on this earth. They are pure, electric with nutrients and not crossed with any other foods. When it comes to eating non-organic foods, there are ways to detox these foods. I’ve found this detoxification recipe on YouTube. It’s on Jay Kordich’s channel (the link is here https://youtu.be/FYVgGwYeiU).
For pesticide removal, they recommend putting your fruits and vegetables in a sink full of cold water, add juice from ½ lemon, 1 tablespoon of pink Himalayan sea salt, soak for 15 minutes and rinse. This is known to remove the pesticides from the outside of fruits and vegetables.
Hope these tips are helpful to get you started! God bless!