Do Not Eat Anything That Comes From a Box
Otherwise put: eat freshly picked and freshly made food. Understandably, cooking every meal yourself is not a realistic goal for everyone. That being said, if you are choosing to eat foods prepared by others, make sure it has a short shelf life. Food that is freshly prepared will go bad very quickly as per nature’s intentions. Shelf stable foods have additives that enable them to last for weeks, months and years. Stay away from these types of foods and ingredients lists with preservatives, artificial ingredients or any added ingredients that don’t need to be there (like tons of sodium and sugar). Foods that sit around for long periods of time also have higher instances of mould,many varieties of which are not visible to the human eye,and bacteria. The more often it is handled, the higher the chance it has been contaminated. Note: frozen food is not such an issue– when foods are flash frozen, they retain much of their nutritional content. Plus, they tend to be budget-friendly.
50% Plants 50% Everything Else
What that means for you: more colourful salads, veggie bowls, smoothies and soups. The majority of your diet should be plants– most experts can agree on that, even if they are arguing about the benefits of raw versus paleo versus vegan. Vegetables are full of so much good stuff (minerals, vitamins,micro-nutrients)– it really does make a huge difference in your overall wellbeing to incorporate more of them in your diet every day. Eating more plants means getting in more fibre and more water– known as eating your hydration. Ever noticed that you are very thirsty after consuming a bunch of fast food? Packing in fruits and veggies will have the opposite effect. Aim for more than 50% to 70% of your plate to be made up of plants at every meal - writes golifehacks.info.