Monday, September 12, 2011

Eat well: Be healthy

Eating well is huge for me. It is basic. Your body is depending on you to input the nutrients it needs to function. If you don't, things start to shut down and quit working.
My mom always told us that food was fuel for our bodies. Just like cars need fuel to run, we need food to run. You wouldn't fill up your gas tank with junk, otherwise your car wouldn't run. So....don't fill your gut up with junk either! You won't "run" well and if you do for now, you won't forever!
With school starting and fall approaching maybe you are preparing yourselves for the onset of a cold or flu. Well did you know that 3/4 of your immune system hangs out in your digestive tract? So if your digestive tract is healthy, your immune system will be strong, and you won't catch all the bugs that come your way. Really!
Keeping your digestive tract healthy isn't hard but there are some basics that society seems to ignore.
First eat lots of vegetables. They are full of fiber and unlike fruit they aren't packed with sugar.
Second don't eat the white stuff. White flour is no good. White sugar is no good. White rice is no good. If it has to be heavily processed to get it to look a certain way than most likely it isn't good for your body.
Third eat fruit by itself! In the morning is your best bet. I will expound on this in a later post but basically the fruit ferments the other foods in your gut when digested together. Yuck.
Fourth eat animal proteins later in the day. They take the longest to digest so the later you eat them the longer your body has to fully digest them before adding something else to the stomach soup.

1 comment:

  1. I loved reading all of this information most of it I didn't know. I think I am really going to enjoy this blog and learning new things. I am also excited to try your healthy recipes! Thanks for sharing.