Regardless of the choices of food and our surplus, we are an underfed society. Our convenience foods are so low in key nutrients our moods and energy. Sugar is placed in different forms in most of our foods which are ultra-processed and contribute to both obesity, health ailments, low energy, low drive, low motivation, anxiety, irritability, inattention and focus issues, and adrenal dysfunction. Choosing nutrient dense foods and slowly incorporating them in your diet can make all the difference in how you feel and think. Here is the breakdown of common healthier dietary practices. My goal is for you to have healthy eating behaviors but not to "diet". Since every body experiences different affects from the variety of foods and food combinations below, you'll need to experiment with what makes you feel mentally and physically the best. Click boxes below for links to topic.
One of the most important things you can do for your body is to get enough fresh filtered water. Water helps all cells function, washes out toxins, helps your kidneys function, increases energy, decreases anxiety, helps keep your weight balanced, and leads to restful sleep. Your body is approximately 60-70% water.
Getting a large variety of fruits and vegetables along w/animal protein sources help your cells get a variety of the nutrients you need to think, maintain focus, have enough energy, and improves digestion. Rotating foods, eating small consistent meals helps your body optimally function and helps to maintain balanced moods.
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Understanding How to Balance a Healthy Diet
"Glycemic load of a food looks at multiple components, the same food can be high on the glycemic index but carry an overall low glycemic load. In these cases, the food is a better choice for blood sugar management than suspected, according to Harvard Medical School."
“The glycemic index ranks foods based on how quickly they're digested and raise blood glucose levels," says Sandra Meyerowitz, MPH, RD, owner of Nutrition Works in Louisville, Kentucky."
Standard American Diet
The average American diet (SAD) comprises refined sugars and grains, saturaged fats, excess sodium, and calories from solid fats. SAD typically lacks adequate servings of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, dairy products, and healthy oils.
"Good Fats" consist of mono and polyunsaturated fats because they are good for your heart, your cholesterol, and your overall health. They help to decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke, lower bad LDL cholesterol levels, while increasin HDL (good cholesterol) along with prevent abnormal heart rhythms.
Unhealthy fats are known as artificial trans fats and saturated fats. They are unhealthy fats being blamed for—weight gain and clogged arteries which contribute to a large number of diseases.
Nutrient Rich Foods
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