Timeless Truth: You Are What You Eat.
You need to eat. And what you eat matters.
Because you are reading this, you are probably already aware of the vast deficiencies of the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.). Processed food usually contains excess salt, excess fat and far too many simple carbs for our bodies to naturally process. Worse, many so-called “foods,” contain ingredients disguised on the label. So, how do we know if our food is healthy? Learn more about “special” diets and nutrition.What is SAD? The Standard American #Diet of processed food and too much sugar. Click To Tweet
Things to Know About Nutrition
- MSG is often “disguised” on labels in innumerable ways that come across sounding like “natural” ingredients; in fact, that’s even what some packaging says, “natural flavoring,” when in truth, it is anything but. MSG is not natural and has side-effects, despite the fact that the FDA considers it “safe” and allows it to be called “natural.”
- For a complete list of hidden names, see MSGMyth.com such as citric acid, calcium glutamate hydrolyzed vegetable protein, hydrolyzed yeast, yeast extract, soy extracts and anything hydrolyzed or autolyzed.
- Vitamin D is frequently lacking in people who don’t get much sunshine and don’t eat fortified dairy and cereal products. This is especially true the farther north you live. Vegetarian and Vegan diets are often low in vitamin D. Do you know if you are deficient?
- Know your GMOs. A GMO, “genetically modified organism,” is something that is changed at the cellular DNA level. Doing so may make a vegetable a more appealing color, sweeter, grow faster and bigger or last longer for transporting thousands of miles from source to store. While these all sound fine, sometimes the modification involves splicing genes from one species (like a tomato) with another (like a fish.) Sound unbelievable? It didn’t work out, but they did try to make it happen. Click here to learn more.
- What’s all this talk about gluten and does it affect you? For the 3 million Americans with known gluten sensitivity, the determination in 2013 for what qualifies as “Gluten Free” was a big win. All AVivoPur products are gluten free, including our cornerstone Greens Supplements and Pure Raw Energy Bites.
- If the food is boxed or canned, you can usually do better by making it from scratch or buying it fresh or frozen.
Things To Do
- Buy food that grew the way it did 100 years ago. Free range eggs, chicken, and beef are again becoming more readily available and are less likely to contain “solutions” in them. These solutions are sometimes loaded with MSG, sodium, and even gluten. By the way, gluten is a wheat product. What is that doing in your meat?
- Buy in-season fruits and vegetables. Ideally you would buy food from your local region as well, and give your body the variations of nutrition that occurs seasonally, which is most easily done at local farmers markets.
- Check your fiber intake. Modern Modified foods are often significantly lacking in fiber, leaving our bodies with excess waste stored inside. aVivoPur’s Organic Whole Psyllium Husk is an excellent way to naturally supplement essential fiber.
- Eat a variety of colored fruits and vegetables, and plenty of them that are dark green. These contain essential vitamins and minerals for health.
More Timeless Truths (Because They Are So Important!):
- Eat real, whole foods but stop when you feel 80% full. It can take 20 minutes for your brain to catch up with your stomach and for you to know you are full.
- Eat slowly. Chew your food. Savor it.
- Learn to cook and try new recipes and foods occasionally.
- Make meals social, and not something you snack on at your desk or in front of the television.
- Eat a fist-size portion of vegetables at every meal and every snack.
Pure Living Points:
Does it seem complicated to keep on top of all of this? Simplify it. Do your best, and then add high quality supplements to your diet to make up for areas that are lacking.
- Take a quality multivitamin.
- Men and Women do have different dietary needs. Ideally, address these with quality targeted multivitamins and supplements.
- Not all “fat” is bad. In fact you need “good” or essential fats in your diet for many processes, including clear thinking. A quality Omega 3 product in your diet is good for skin, hair, digestive and brain function.
- Greens powder is a fabulous way to incorporate the vitamins and minerals into your daily diet through a tasty drink you can sip on throughout the day. Also available in capsule form.
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