Less than 6 weeks to Xmas and a great time to reflect on not only what 2013 has presented to you but also how your health has been over this last year. If you feel it has been a bit “iffy” then it is time to be more conscious of your diet and lifestyle, cut down on the amount of refined carbs and hydrogenated fats you are consuming and add more plant based foods to your daily intake.
Yes, Xmas and festivities are upon us but we can still be sensible and compensate for our overindulgence by drinking a lot more water, being consistent with exercise and ensuring that meals that don’t involve “party” are the most nutritious that you can prepare. So, some of the reasons to eat more plant-based foods:
· More easily digested especially if raw, assisting the body to produce more energy. Highly processed refined foods require more energy to break them down. Increased fibre also helps digestion and can bind onto excessive fats in the blood.
· Balanced nutrition from alkalising plant based foods assist with detoxification, decreased inflammation, improve cortisol levels and ultimately the quality of sleep.
· More plant based foods can decrease the risk of diabetes type 2 and can assist with mental health.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 01:24PM