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Eating Healthy

Eating and Living Healthy

Important vitamins and minerals are consumed with lower than average levels in our Western diet.  The foods we eat most of lack in vital  Vitamins C, D & K as well as minerals such like  Magnesium, Iron & Selenium.

Its a good idea to replace these essential nutrients with supplements. As this can easily measured  and we can change and increase the amounts where needed.

High cholesterol within our Western diet is common, high fatty food  servings like fast food  and snacks are on the raise,  these foods should  be consumed as little as possible. Ideal for one serving per day,  these high fatty foods are

  • Chocolate
  • Ice cream
  • Crisps
  • Chips
  • Bakery items (pies, pastry etc.)
  • Deep fried foods

Intake of lean meat and dairy products are great for building muscle as they have a high protein source and play an  important role with body muscle maintenance. They also contain most of the vitamins and minerals like calcium for bone development. Ideally keep away from burnt meat products as these can promote the cancerous cells.     

The main goal of your eating plan should be to supply your body the vitamins, minerals and nutrients it needs to function efficiently and effectively. The secondary, but just as important goal is to limit the intake of foods and substances that can have negative effects on your health. What exactly does that mean?

Here are the things you’ll want to include in your diet:

  • Lean proteins such as chicken, turkey, lean beef and pork and eggs
  • Complex carbohydrates such as whole grain bread, brown rice, barley and sweet potatoes
  • Fruits and vegetables from every color of the rainbow; the more colors in your vegetable crisper and fruit basket, the better

These are the things you’ll want to limit or avoid:

  • Simple carbs such as cakes, cookies, pies, chips and crackers
  • Foods high in trans fats like fried foods, butter, margarine and bacon

Please look our recipes for more ideas on cooking and eating  healthy


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