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Food is My Bodyguard

I’m not famous, I’m not rich, but I do use a bodyguard. Food is my bodyguard.

Without whole foods the human body begins to weaken a little bit at a time. When you choose to eat foods that are processed, chemically enhanced, deep-fried, microwaved, over-cooked, preservative-laden, overly salted, and contain unhealthy oils your body reacts negatively to it. Your body was built to work with whole foods to maintain optimal health. When companies who process and package foods that once were whole began popping up in the late 1940’s early 1950’s, human health began to decline. Among many food related diseases are type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney and liver disease, digestive diseases and even brain function.

What can you do to bring back your best health?

Get back to basics. Begin eating more whole foods, especially foods that are in season and local since they are picked at their ripest and hold their full nutrient load. Cook at home more so you have control over artificial ingredients, oils and salt. Choose better restaurants when you eat out; chains tend to have high fat and high sodium content as well as ‘fake foods’. Shop at your local farm stand and farmers’ markets and buy lots of colorful vegetables and fruit. Eat raw or lightly steamed so nutrients are retained. Find out what foods are best for your body and your lifestyle. Raise your activity level at least 3 days a week for 30 minutes each.

Getting on track

We all form habits, some are good and some are not-so-good. Beginning a healthy lifestyle might sound overwhelming and confusing especially when you start to research different ways through the internet. Getting healthy doesn’t have to be a chore or a complete life-changer. By learning what is best for you personally and learning how to incorporate better choices one step at a time, you will find that good habits are easy to adopt. When you begin making changes for the better your body will react immediately and you’ll be amazed at how great you can feel.

As a personal health coach, I will help you make the transitions wisely, easily and without extra work and overwhelm. Consider your health a top priority. Protect your body with proper nutrition so that you can live a longer, healthy and happy life.

 

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