Thursday, March 25, 2010

You are what you eat!

You are what you eat is a pretty common phrase but it has never rang more true than it does in our fast food culture. If your eating unhealthy and consuming large amounts of processed food, it is a matter of time until your body breaks down and you become unhealthy, overweight, and subject yourself to a weakened immune system. The worst part about what you eat and how it makes you unhealthy is that it starts on the inside and works it's way out to the actual physical aspect of an individuals appearance; by that time there has already been significant affects on your body. Aside from weight gain, skin appearance and complexion issues, your bodies immune system breaks down from not eating a healthy and balanced diet rich in raw vegetable and fruit. It is expensive for many people to buy all organic meat and produce, however, when possible please try to weigh out your options and compare because many times it is better to make a healthier choice. Milk and meat especially are two major sources of toxic hormones that are being ingested from the market today. Humans were not made to be able to process these types of substances in our digestive systems. The hormones that cows and chickens are given to be able to produce more eggs and milk are causing many health concerns with our present culture.
Some thoughts about eating healthier and having a more balanced diet:
- Cut out soda and limit the amount of caffeine and sugar you consume on a daily basis.
-When you can purchase organic milk, meat, and chicken and think smart about your purchases, if you only consume a 1/2 gallon of milk a week then do not buy an entire gallon and throw the rest away. 
-Plan your meals ahead of time and create a variety of meals where you can eat vegetables, fruit, and healthy proteins. By planning ahead and making a list before you go to the store you can determine how you can make your proteins, fruits, and vegetables stretch over the course of the week. 
There are some great resources out there on this topic, there is one book that specifically talks about the importance of a healthy diet that I highly recommend for anyone who is thinking about getting more serious about living healthier and finding out how to reduce stress, improve digestion, feel more energy, and attain your ideal weight; The Maker's Diet by Jordan Rubin is an amazing book that covers all these topics and tells you how by eating better Dr. Rubin improved his health after he was diagnosed with Crone's disease. Dr. Rubin is living a healthy and more thriving life than ever before because he changed his lifestyle by eating better and incorporating key elements into his diet that your body needs to function at its best.
How to make healthy meals

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