YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
15 Nutritional principles to help you live a long and healthy life
Eat consciously and remember to breathe while eating .
Super hydrate with water and green tea every day – but try not to drink with a meal.
Make Vegetables and Fruit 60% of your daily food intake. The most important foods to eat are the Green Vegetables and their juices.
Try to have a vegetable juice daily and vegetables or a salad with every meal.
Eat fruit as a snack on an empty stomach. Separate it from other foods if possible, this is due to the fact it digests so rapidly
Eat and/or supplement essential fats and oils. You should have a serving of flax-oil every day. Avoid frying with oils and use Olive Oil on your salad.
Incorporate Vegetable proteins into your daily diet. These include Nuts, Seeds,Soya and Legumes.
Learn to eat sprouted seeds and beans. Sprouting soy beans, pumpkin seeds andaduki beans makes them incredibly rich in Vitamin C, Zinc and they are very high in protein.
Eat at least 4 servings of fresh fish per week. Fish is rich in Omega 3 oils which are not only amazing for your heart but your mind as well.
Choose Organic locally produced meat and eat a portion no larger than your fist at each meal
Eat whole grains. Do not eat ‘white’ processed grains. Try new grains like Spelt, Buckwheat, Quinoa and different forms of Rice.
Watch your Carbohydrate intake. Choose low GI options. E.g. sweet potato instead of normal potato, spelt pasta instead of white pasta.
Eat dairy products and processed meats sparingly.
Reduce non organic foods and buy a good quality vegetable wash to remove pesticides and chemicals.
Learn to reduce or eliminate acid forming foods in your diet. These include alcohol, caffeine, carbonated drinks and smoking.
If weight loss is a priority there is a web site based on the Okinawa eating principles here – www.okinawadiet.com
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