You Are What You Eat
You have probably heard that saying before, “You are what you eat!” Usually that gets used as more of an insult, but we don’t intend for it to be an insult here! There is some great truth in that saying. If you feed yourself with high quality, whole food, your health will be high quality. If you feed yourself with low quality, highly processed food, your health will be low quality. What kind of foods should you eat for high quality health?
The simplest recommendation we can make is to eat whole, unprocessed, real foods. When you are grocery shopping, these are the items around the perimeter of the store. Fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh meats, etc. All of these items have a shorter shelf life, but are far better for you than the items down the aisles as there is no extra junk added to them. When you start going down the aisles, you are entering the territory of highly processed foods, loaded with preservatives in order to give them a longer shelf life. How can a can of fruit last for over a year?! That’s because of the preservatives in the can. Would you eat an apple that has been sitting out for a year? I wouldn’t either!
You may be thinking, “That sounds great, but I still don’t know what foods I should eat!” We’ll continue to keep it simple. Eat lean meats, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and avoid added sugar. It sounds simple, but in practice can be a bit of a challenge, especially considering all the sugar added to processed foods!
Give this next idea a try for 2 weeks and see how you feel. Go grocery shopping and check the food label of any item you are planning on getting. If the label says “X-grams added sugar,” put it back on the shelf (you can find this under carbohydrates on the food label). You’ll notice that a lot of items you were going to buy are not viable. At that point, hit the perimeter of the store, and grab some lean meat, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. If you don’t eat meat, that’s ok! Don’t get the meat, just get some extra vegetables! Try that for 2 weeks and see how you feel! Drop us a line and let us know how it went!
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