Critical and chronic illnesses are dramatically affecting many Americans. Every 34 seconds someone in the United States has a heart attack. This is largely due to bad fitness habits. But this epidemic can be turned around for the better with proper nutrition and care for our bodies.
Here is a list of toxic foods to avoid and some that work in our favor
Toxic foods include: Grains (wheat, rye, barley, oats, brown rice), Legumes (soy beans, peanuts, chickpeas, kidney beans) Vegetable seed oils (soybean oil, peanut oil, corn oil, canola oil) Added sugar (sodas, candies, cakes, fruit juices). Some sugar from natural sources like fruits is perfectly fine. Sources of dairy high in protein (casein) and sugar (lactose) and low in healthy butter-fat.
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Some Nutrient-Rich Foods to embrace:
Organ meats (liver, kidney, bone marrow, heart, brain) Leafy green vegetables (spinach, kale, swiss chard, arugula) Meat from grass-fed ruminants (beef, bison, lamb) Mollusks and other seafood (oysters, mussels, wild salmon, sardines) Egg yolks, Bone broth and Fermented foods (sauerkraut, kimchi)
Optimize Your Lifestyle:
Get frequent sun exposure or supplement vitamin D when sun is not an option. Reduce and manage stress in your life. Implement healthy sleeping habits. Get frequent and healthy exercise. Sleep, stress management and exercise are the big three elements, other than diet, that are most important for optimal health. Evolutionary history can teach us about more than just food! Lifestyle changes can help keep your digestive system healthy, your body strong and resilient and your immune system primed to face down viruses and bacteria. You can eat a vast array of vegetables, (including root and starchy vegetables), meat, poultry, fish, seafood, healthy fats, eggs and fruits. Nuts and seeds are good too, but too many can be problematic. Focus on eating a variety of foods that are high in vitamins and minerals.
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