Why a healthy diet?
You are what you eat and that is the truth. What you eat has a direct effect on your physical wellbeing, emotional wellbeing, as well as your appearance. These are three very good reasons for eating healthy. So many times people consider themselves too busy to cook and opt for fast foods that are full of chemicals, fats, sugars, preservatives, and all sorts of nasty and unhealthy things, many of which cause diseases. Imagine eating a greasy plate of fried food or a nice fresh salad. Now imagine that the food you are ingesting is exactly how you are going to feel and look. Not a pretty sight is it.
Tips on Eating Healthy
Food is energy… food is life! There are many varied forms of eating healthy, for example, many people are going with the raw food movement, which means eating live, uncooked, foods, which are very nutrient rich and full of energy because they are “living.” You might want to consider this is you are low on energy or feeling down.
Juicing is another way of getting pure living nutrients inside your tired body. Mixing various vegetable and fruit juices provide your body with many live and concentrated nutrients and happens to be extremely delicious!
Organic is another thing we must consider because organic food does not contain chemicals. You might also want to consider free range when purchasing things such as eggs and milk because knowing that the animals used to produce the eggs and milk are not factory farmed and are living a free and pleasant life is a nice feeling resulting in a better quality product in addition to guilt free eating.
Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, raw food movement, pescetarian, or you eat red meat and poultry, there are ways of doing each various diet type in a healthy way. The preference is a very personal one that you have to decide for yourself.
Once you decide what is right for you and you put emphasis on a healthy diet be prepared to reap the rewards. Better body, better mood, longer life, better performance in work and sport, better concentration, better skin and hair, so what are you waiting for? I leave you with one of my favorite detox juice recipes, enjoy!
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Beet, Carrot, Apple, & Celery Juice
- 1 small beet
- 2 carrots
- 1 celery stalk
- 2 apple
- Optional- Spirulina
- Wash the fruits and veggies with water and a stuff brush
- Remove the beet and carrot tops, peel if the skin is tough, if not leave the skin
- Slice all to fit into the juicer
- Juice and serve