Apart from poor lifestyle habits, it is hard to be unhealthy as long as you are eating a good selection of fresh, organic whole foods.
It is however, impossible to have good health if you are not following a healthy diet.
Foods are the key to building and maintaining a body that can function with optimum vitality. It does not matter how healthy you think your lifestyle may be. It is the quality of the fuel that you put into your body that will ultimately determine your level of health.
The ancient healers knew that good nutrition was the key to avoiding ill health. In an age where chronic illness and disease is on the increase, there is surely no better time to begin incorporating good nutritional habits into your lifestyle. Prevention will always be the preferred option to cure. Many years ago, Hippocrates, the original father of medicine, was to utter a sentence which carries equal weight today:
“Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.”
I would like to share with you my top 10 simple tips that you can put into practice every day. You can use this as a checklist to remind you of what you need to do daily in order to keep yourself in tip-top health. Remember, any little change you make will have a huge overall impact on your health.
Robin’s Top 10 Tips for Healthy Eating
1) Drink eight, eight-ounce glasses (2 liters or ½ gallon) of clean water daily. (Avoid tap water.) Doing this ensures that you maintain a clean, functioning system while flushing out any accumulated junk! I never drink water that hasn’t been filtered.
2) Avoid/reduce tea/coffee/alcohol/soda consumption. These drinks dehydrate and introduce toxins into the body. Drink herbal tea, water and vegetable juices instead, all of which have the reverse effect!
3) Eat organic. Try to obtain as much of your food as possible from organic sources.
4) Eat whole grains only. These can include whole grains, wholegrain pastas and wholegrain breads. Avoid refined grain foods such as white rice and white bread.
5) Eat a ‘Rainbow Diet’. Make sure you choose a selection of different, brightly colored vegetables to ensure maximum nutrient intake.
6) Eat as much fresh produce as possible. Try to avoid canned foods. I’ve already told you how much I love freeze dried food. If you can’t get fresh that you can trust, this is the way to go.
7) Avoid processed, store-bought prepackaged meals. Make your food from scratch. Ensure that as many of your meals as possible are homemade.
8) Try to eat two servings of well-sourced, cold water, oily fish a week. (If you are not vegetarian.)
9) Choose good quality fats and oils. Keep saturated fats to a minimum and avoid damaged fats as much as possible.
10) Every day, eat foods that you enjoy!
“The first wealth is health.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson