I believe that the current generation is generally coming to realize that overall wellbeing (like that actually LASTS, instead of tapering off after the cessation of a “diet”), starts with EATING REAL FOODS.
Though there is much to learn about FOOD and even more in regards to meals made from real ingredients, it doesn’t HAVE to be intimidating. Once you learn some of the basic nutritional ideas, I believe that the drive is so much more enticing and attainable.
Good to know basics:
- Food supplies both nutrients (building blocks) and calories (energy).
- All calories come from three elements: carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
- Micronutrients are non-caloric food factors: vitamins, minerals, fibers, and phytochemicals. These types of non-caloric nutrients are vital for good health and a good diet.
For most of us, the key to optimizing good health (meaning overall wellness + perhaps a healthy body weight too), is to eat predominantly foods that have a relatively high proportion of nutrients (non-caloric food factors) to calories (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins).
Furthermore, this is essential for a healthy immune system. It also empowers your body’s natural detoxifying abilities and cellular repair mechanisms (which in return, protects you from ailments such as cancer and other diseases).
*Note: the key is, learn YOUR BALANCE!
It’s important to also note that we all have our specific allergens and foods that we should avoid. Basically, there is no “one size fits all” in regards to lists of ideal foods to eat or meal plans to follow. However, there IS an abundance of remarkable TOOLS to create unique and specific dietary guidelines which can help embracing a regular whole, nutrient-dense foodie life more securable!
A Few Book Resources:
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration (here)
- How to Heal your Metabolism (here)
The Autoimmune Protocol (here)
- The Wahls Protocol (here)
Gut and Physiology Syndrome (here)
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