Most of the American Diet is made up of dead food...
Think about it...
Most of our diet is made out of foods that sit for a long time or are processed, and as a result don't have any healing benefits.
These foods may make you full, but they don't give your body any life giving or healing properties.
Eating better can...
- Give you better health
- Help you loose weight
- And even heal autoimmune disease and cancer!
Through food, I have healed over 8 auto-immune issues in my body, so I know first hand the power of food!!
How many of us struggle to eat the recommended 3 or even 1 serving of fruit and vegetables a day?
AARP says: "In a nationwide analysis of fruit and vegetable consumption, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 12 percent of adults consume the recommended daily amounts of fruit and 9 percent for vegetables."
"1.5 to 2 cups of fruits and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day. Higher intake of fruits and vegetables is associated with reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and obesity."
These are the only foods that are "living foods" and actually have true health and healing properties.
What do I mean by living food?
- They have energy, life and vitality in them.
- They are plants and therefore are growing, living things.
- They have vitamins, minerals, amino acids, phytochemicals and so many other components that are the true remedy for improving our health and healing our bodies.
So why don't we eat enough of our fruits and veggies?
- Don't know how to cook them?
- Takes too much time?
- Don't like veggies?
Comment below about your healthy eating food struggles!!! And we can work on them together!
Once you learn how to prepare and plan your diet, you can make some wonderful healthy dishes that even your picky eaters will love. I know, I got one... ;)
What Are The Quick and Easy Basics?
The first thing to start with is increase your fruit and vegetable content, by having at least 1/3rd of your meal be either a fruit or vegetable or combination of both.
Then you can gradually work towards having 1/2 of your meal be fruit or veggies as you learn how to work them in and cook with them.
If you can concentrate on that as a meal rule, you will be well on your way to improving your health.
Enjoy the colors and tastes that fruit and veggies can give your meals!
Lower your fat content. If you are eating fat at every meal you are taking your liver out of clearing and detox mode, to fat digestion mode.
If your liver is in constant fat digestion mode, it will never have a chance to clean, clear and detoxify; therefore toxins will be building up continually in your liver, which then lead to most of our health issues!
One rule of thumb is have your fat in the later half of the day, that way you can spend the whole early part of the day giving your liver time to detox.
Here is a picture of my breakfast; I have either a large smoothie or a massive bowl of fruit....I mean massive... ;)
First thing every morning, have a glass of fresh squeezed lemon juiced (1/2 or a whole lemon) in 16oz of water and then wait 20-30 minutes before eating or drinking other things.
This helps to give your liver a big detox boost!
Keep these main 3 things going and you will be well on your way to having a healthier you!
MORE TO COME...
I will be blogging more in the future on how to eat healthy and cleanse your liver, with a few included recipes!!!
And, I will also have some specific blogs on eating to overcome major health issues, like what I have done...
I have been eating a diet of 70-75% fruits and vegetables for over 19 months, and have healed myself from over 8 auto-immune disorders.
- Chronic Constipation
- Hair Loss
- Chronic Fatigue
- Interstitial Cystitis of the bladder
- Chronic Insomnia
- Adrenal Failure
- Eye Floaters
- Skin tags and lesions
- Hypothyroidism and overall immune strengthening are what I have left
I have healed over 8 autoimmune issues, lost almost 30 pounds and have more energy than I've had in 10 years!
It is a short adjustment, but well worth the results!!
I have also taken out a few foods that block the healing process, but more on that later....Stay Tuned!!
Blessings for your future health,