Get Healthier With Your Diet

It is so hard in our day to day life to eat pure and nutritious foods.

I would like to give you some general guidelines on how to get healthier with your diet.
-Eat fruits and vegetables in a raw, natural state.
– Supermarkets often have to import produce from other parts of the world which means it is probably refrigerated for a long period of time. As much as you can SHOP LOCAL in San Diego!
– Avoid foods that have been tampered with in order to preserve them.
– It is thankfully getting easier and easier to get organic foods because of the increase in organic farming methods.
– Avoid processed food, white flour and sugar.
– Avoid foods that contain coloring, added sugar or salt and modified start or fats.
– Be sure to check the food labels before you buy. If you are unable to pronounce half the things on the label than that is a good clue that it has been majoring tampered with.
– Eat as many fresh fruits and vegetables as possible. When you cook your vegetables you destroy a lot of vitamins and enzymes.
– You may find it hard to eat the amount of raw vegetables you need every day. Truly the easiest way to change this is to add a veggie juice into your day.
This is a little more psychological but it is a great tip.
– Think about what you are eating. Don’t eat in a stressed or anxious state. Give attention to the food or the juice in front of you.
–  Gum diseases is a major problem in the United States today. You can even ‘chew’ your juice as a way to give your gums that extra strength they need.

 

 

 

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The Sprout

There are a multiple variety of sprouts..some of the most common are alfalfa (the least expensive, but also the most beneficial!), broccoli sprouts and clover sprouts bur there are also the less common like sunflower, buckwheat, pea and fennegreek sprouts.
Some of these need to be grown in dirt and some of these can be just grown in water.The water ones are so great because you can grow them anywhere.  Like I do in a jar in my cupboard.

ANOTHER QUESTION: 
Just how much more nutritious are these little miracles foods in comparison to other fruits and veggies?
THE ANSWER:They are about 500 TIMES more powerful than their counterparts that are not sprouted.

The least expensive and one of the most nutritious, the alfalfa sprout, in particular has something called, SAPRINON.  This stimulates the immune systems and activate the T-cell that fight free radicals and cancer.

So if you are trying to strengthen your immune system than adding sprouts is a number one priority.

IMPORTANT QUESTION: If you are a vegetarian wondering how you are going to get your protein?
THE ANSWER:Sprouts are deceptively high in protein, they are 40% protein.  Amazing right?!

 

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Adequate Hydration

Adequate hydration is one of the first steps to becoming healthy. Water is essential to life. Sustaining your body’s natural hydration levels is key to reach optimal performance through daily activity and exercise.

The body is made up of more than 60% water. The human body relies on water for temperature regulation, proper digestion, joint lubrication, and removal of toxins and waste. The question is how much water is enough? Hydration varies between individuals, according to health and fitness expert Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, to maintain your body’s natural hydration levels individuals should consume half of their body weight in fluid ounces. For example, a weight of 160lbs should consume approximately 80 ounces of water daily. Hydration can also be monitored with urine color (light: hydration, dark: dehydration) and sweat loss (change in body weight before and after exercise).  When exercising it is important to replenish fluids during and after exercise; the amount of fluid consumed should be based on the duration and intensity of exercise performed.

What to drink when you exercise?  There are several options to choose from when selecting a drink to hydrate with and it varies for each individual. The most convenient and most commonly used fluid is water. It’s free, it’s natural, and it hydrates!

 

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Grapefruit and Spinach

If weight loss is one of your main objectives make sure you are getting GRAPEFRUIT.  This is GREAT for weight loss because it will stimulate your metabolism.  Also this is a great source of vitamin C.  So low in calorie but packed with taste.
And from the vegetable world make sure you are including a lot of SPINACH.  You cannot get more bang for your buck.  No calories…no carbs…this is a nutritional super food.  Real high in vitamin K, vitamin A, tons of calcium and protein so a fantastic option for vegetarians.

Good luck and I am here to help you with your weight loss and fitness goals in any way I can.

 

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