The truth about our food is not widely known and sometimes difficult to find.
But the search for this truth is ultimately rewarding.
The Bad News:
The Good News:
In today's world, our diets have become increasingly devoid of essential nutrients. Commercial farming methods create mineral deficient soil, thereby leaving the food we eat mineral deficient. Pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, and hormones are then added to our crops and live stock. Environmental pollutants poison our air, land, and water. Foods become processed, irradiated, pasteurized, bleached, deodorized, genetically modified and stripped of nutrients thereby further removing beneficial nutrients, and leaving behind unhealthy trans-fats, carcinogens and foods with low or no nutritional value. We are left with "foods" like white flour and refined starches. More chemicals are added to try to replace and enrich what was removed or flavor what is left. Hence, MSG, added flavors and colors. Finally, we label our foods with deceptive and confusing nutritional and marketing claims.
A Good Start:
You can improve your diet, mood, focus, performance, as well as prevent disease and overall health. Knowledge is power. Wisdom is choosing to take the necessary steps to learn more and apply what you learn. A Nutritional Consultant is a coach that can help you along this journey.
Eat God-made, whole foods in the form they were meant to be eaten. Evaluate foods by asking if God made them for food and if they are in the form God created them to be eaten. Eating "the rainbow" ensures that you are eating a variety of colorful vegetables and fruits that are in season offer many essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc.
Eat foods that are nutrient rich such as:
• Green Foods (Spinach, Broccoli, Kale, Leafy Greens, Avocado)
• Polyphenol Rich Foods (Mostly in dark colored fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices and teas)
• Cruciferous Vegetables (Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collard Greens, Kale, Kohlrabi, Mustard Greens, Radishes, and Turnips)
• Herbs & Spices (Garlic, Turmeric, Ginger, Oregano, Cilantro, Cinnamon)
• Berries (Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Cranberries)
• Seeds (Quinoa, Chia, Flax, Hemp)
• Tree Nuts (Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans, Hazelnuts)
• Sprouts (Sunflower Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts)
• Omega-3 fatty acid rich food such as wild salmon, mackerel, herring, and sardines, flaxseed, chia seeds, and walnuts
• Allium Vegetables (Chives, Onions, Garlic, Leeks)
• Algae (Seaweed, Blue-Green Algae, Spirulina, Chlorella)