If you look at what Americans eat in a typical day, it’s shocking to see what people call food.
Fast and convenient foods now make up a significant portion of the Western diet. Unfortunately eating that way is making us sick.
- More than 1/3 of American adults and about 17 percent of children and adolescents are obese.
- 8.3 percent of the population has diabetes.
- 12.8 percent of Americans have heart disease which is the number one cause of death in this country.
- Cancer rates are on the rise globally,including rates of breast and cevical cancers.
Today’s post is titled “8 Simple Diet Changes for a Healthy You.” Hopefully it will point you in the right direction.
You can make dietary changes that can help protect you from many health problems reverse others and generate overall health and beauty.
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Let’s take a look at the seven changes you can make to better your health.
1. Eat Real Foods
Whenever possible eat local minimally processed organic produce that is alive with enzymes and vitamins.
I also recommend purchasing your meat locally and minimizing it’s consumption to just a day or two each week. You should also cut out sugar, caffeine and carbonated beverages .
2. Eat Alkaline
Aim for a 80% – 20% balance of alkaline to acidic foods in your diet. Plant foods are highly alkaline and should make up the bulk of your diet.
Acidic foods include:
- Animal protein
- Corn products and bi-products
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3. Probiotics and Enzymes
Enzymes help you fully digest the foods you eat, leaving your digestive system clean and your body energized.
Digestive probiotics create healthy gut flora which supports better immunity and nutrient absorption.
I recommend you both take a probiotic and an enzyme supplement daily.
4. Eat light to Heavy
If you start your day with something heavy then you’ll hamper your digestion of other foods throughout the day.
That’s why I recommend starting off with a smoothie then eating salads and veggies paired with some healthy soups at lunch then at dinner you can have heavier items or dishes then you would have until the next morning to digest it.
5. Go Organic
Organic produce helps you avoid toxic pesticides and chemicals that build up in the plant foods and organic food may be much higher in mineral content due to higher quality soil that is not over -formed.
If you do eat conventionally grown produce be sure to wash it well using a plant wash or diluted apple cider vinegar.
6. Eliminate Dairy
This is something you can do right now. Dairy products are entrenched in the Western diet. Unfortunately dairy is one of the worst foods.
- It is one of the top 8 most allergenic foods.
- It contains the protein casein which the human body has difficulty processing.
- It contains the sugar lactose which causes digestive symptoms in up to 30 percent of the population.
7. Eliminate Gluten
Gluten is a sticky grain protein found in wheat,rye, and barley. It is also present in numerous other products and many flavorings.
Gluten is very difficult for the human body to process.
In a significant portion of people consuming gluten, it triggers an immune system response that ranges from an allergic reaction to damaging the intestinal vill that absorbs nutrients from the foods you eat.
Other gluten reactions may be less severe and include headaches.
8. No Water with Meals
There’s no doubt you need to drink plenty of fresh water, but not with meals.
Drinking water with meals dilutes your digestive juices,slowing digestion and cutting into your energy.
Instead avoid drinking large amounts of water for 30 minutes before or after meals.
That’s it for today ,everybody I hope you enjoyed the post “8 Simple diet changes for a healthy you.”
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