Despite all the New Years resolutions, we sometimes lose out in the power struggle with the wrong kind of food. Our bodies are made from molecules derived from what we eat so of course, we need quality food. But why is it that when we reach for an apple, we choose chocolate instead. It could be due to the lack of will power, however that’s what generally happens.
Be wary of what you think your stomach is telling you. What you perceive as hunger is usually boredom. There is no need to eat every five minutes, however, if you have to eat more frequently in order to prevent irritability or dizziness you may be suffering from a blood sugar imbalance. In which case you should avoid anything sugary and start-eating foods to keep your blood sugar even – beans, peas, oats, grains, fish and poultry will help. (Solo’s Chromium Complex has been designed to help with sugar cravings). As well as eating when we are not hungry, many of us continue to eat long after we have had enough. When we eat healthy food it doesn’t take long to feel full. When we eat food that has very little nutrient value, you will notice you want to eat, and keep on eating. This is because our nutrient needs are not being catered for. Eating quality food will rid the craving for junk food.
Fresh, raw food has the necessary nutrients and enzymes to support your body for optimum health and energy. Enzymes are necessary for chemical reactions in the body but cooking, canning, milling and refining destroy enzyme activity and deplete vitamin and minerals.
Processed foods contain little in the way of nutrients but are loaded with sugar, salt, synthetic chemicals and hydrogenated fats. Fancy packaged convenience foods are a feast for your eyes and manipulate your taste buds but you should consider them a drain on your health.
Fibre is essential for good colon health. If you frequently experience constipation and feel sluggish, you may need to drink more water and include high-fibre foods in you diet such as fruit, vegetables, grains, beans and pulses.
Support the organic movement so it can support you. Studies have shown that organic foods contain fewer pesticides, food additives, nitrates and antibiotics. They are also free of genetic modification, BSE and higher in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Addictive substances, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine all weaken our immunity and destroy our energy levels.