By Bronwyn Ison
As of late, I’ve found myself diving into what every label says on just about everything I eat. Not only is this educational but simultaneously downright frightening. I spared myself from going into a sheer panic while discarding quite a few items that I “thought” were good for me to eat.
For the most part, I eat a lot of fresh fruits, veggies, nuts, fish and the occasional poultry and meat dishes. I’ve always been concerned with what labels say but I’ve become hyper sensitive as of late. I’ve also noticed certain foods that I have bought in the past may have switched their ingredients just slightly. This is often described as, “try our new recipe!” Buyer beware and check out what’s so NEW about your favorite snack. One way to recognize if you should be eating it or not… can you recognize the names of the ingredients or could you make the same thing from scratch? If not, you may want to think twice about eating your little or big delectable.
Food is one of the most important forms of medicine we can give our bodies. The proper foods can truly heal your life. When you nourish your body with healthy, vital and raw foods, your body can be more than satisfied. Plus, you can nurture your body, maintain a healthy balance, reduce inflammation, lower your blood sugar and feel invigorated. Highly processed foods on the other hand can cause severe health problems. Gut lining damage can occur and you can impair and confuse your immune system. Plus, leaving you feel sluggish.
Prior to eating something you should ask yourself, “Is this food going to make me feel replenished, rejuvenated and help me maintain healthy energy throughout my day?
If you struggle with answering this question then you should pass on the cheeseburger with fries and a milkshake.
Whole, real, and unprocessed foods are for certain your best choices. Remember you do have a choice as to what you eat each day. You have ONE opportunity to make the right healthy eating decisions.