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Add years to your life and life to your years by taking responsibility for your health.
The relationship between food and health is a reality and your nutrition plays a vital role in promoting good health and wellbeing. The first crucial step is making the very real connection between good food choices and good health versus poor food choices and bad health.
Food really does change your mood and the way you feel physically.
It’s important to really understand that healthy eating is not about depriving yourself of food, but enjoying your food, finding out what best suits you. We really are all different and there is no one menu fits all.
- Focus on a positive intention, enjoying the nourishment of real food, knowing your whole being is benefiting.
- Eat plenty of fruit and veg, choose a fiber-filled diet, rich in whole grains, fruit and vegetables.
- Your body requires fat but remember to replace saturated fat with unsaturated fat and avoid trans fats. Plant oils, nuts and fish are a healthy source.
- Stay hydrated. Water is best to quench thirst, avoid sugary drinks and limit milk and juices.
- Control portion size.
- Eat whilst relaxed, chewing your food properly. Avoid eating whilst stressed or being on the move.
- Limit foods and drinks that are high in sugar, additives or sweeteners. Sugary drinks are among the most fattening things you can put in your body.
- Keep a supply of healthy snacks available to avoid being tempted into processed packaged junk. Avoid sugar as much as possible. Too much sugar creates blood sugar highs and lows, causing mood swings and food cravings. Avoid processed junk.
- Reduce your consumption of “white food” (white bread, white rice, white pasta, salt, sugar).
- Try to reduce your consumption of unnecessary synthetic hormones or antibiotics, consciously choose grass-fed organic beef, lamb, organic chicken, eggs and dairy.