Eating healthy should be an important part of your life. We live in a world that is go-go-go and we are always in a hurry to get somewhere or to do something. Think about the stress we are placing on our bodies!
Depending on your lifestyle, you need to make sure that essential vitamins and nutrients are a part of your diet to keep blood cells, tissue cells and organ systems happy. Stress impedes your digestive system and a healthy digestive tract is necessary to prevent disease and ill-health from occurring. Blood type is another factor that can help you to figure out what type of diet may be best suited. The book ‘Eat Right For Your Type’, has very useful information on blood types and diet.
If you are overweight, chances are that you need to cut back on bread products, dairy and fatty meats. If you are underweight, nuts, seeds, goat’s milk products, avocados and brown basmati rice may be missing from the diet.
Above all, essential fatty acids are important for optimum health of your digestive tract, memory, skin and cell tissue repair. These oils, Omega-3 and Omega-6, and can be found in fish, such as salmon and mackerel, and flax seed oil. While pumpkin seeds and black currants are an excellent source of Omega-6.
Excess sugar clouds your mind, while caffeine, nicotine and other stimulants weaken your liver and kidneys. The bottom line is, if you must satisfy your cravings, do it sparingly, and in moderation, because you are what you eat!
Besides proper nutrition, be aware of the amount of water you consume on a daily basis – and its purity. We tend to forget to drink water and soon enough, dehydration sets in. Dehydration creates toxins in your muscles (achy muscles and achy joints develop) and deteriorates and kills off healthy cells more quickly. To help reduce premature aging and wrinkles, make sure you keep properly hydrated – your working environments, stress and athletic activities, as well as, living at higher altitudes, requires that you consume more water on a daily basis.