A few weeks ago I had a simple quote from Scientific American Blog:
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
Don Darrick at The Evangelical Ecologist has good dietary advice, with a few more details:
Here’s how I have made my diet more natural:
1. Reduced soda (or pop) intake to virtually zero. Increased water intake and 100% fruit drinks (like orange juice). Get rid of the diet pop (no nutritional value, lots of chemicals) and have some O.J.
2. Switched to whole grain breads, pastas and cereals. Sorry, no low-carb or all-carb diet here. Extreme diets are generally not the way to go for most people. Balanced diets are. It’s the exercise/activity part most people have problems with.
3. Don’t add salt to anything. Yes, salt is natural, but spices are too and have lots of nutritional value. There’s enough salt in foods already.
4. No more of those fatty, prepackaged, shrink wrapped snacks. There’s a reason why they’re called “junk” food.
5. Eat out less and eat better when we do go out. Even “good” food like chicken can be bad at fast food places. But it’s better than hamburgers all the time. Skip the greasy appetizer and get a salad.
6. Regularly take multi-vitamin supplement. I’m not sure why everyone doesn’t do this because all of our factory foods loose a lot of their vitamins during processing and cooking. Haven’t been sick in over a year since I started taking vitamins on a regular basis. Granted, I didn’t get sick very often to being with, but it’s no medical secret that getting your vitamins improves all aspects of your health including the immune system.
I’ll have to work hardest on #1 — I drink too much pop. But I haven’t had any today!
Grace and Peace