What to eat | Best foods | Healthy food | Nutrition

What to eat | Best foods | Healthy food | Nutrition

What is your favorite healthy food?

Is there a food that you think is healthy but maybe you're not sure 

Today In Makemylifebetternow I'm going to tell you now, of course, there's still plenty of controversy about the foods I'm about to discuss.

But I've done my best to really simplify it down.

Just remember that every person's body is different and there is no one perfect optical diet.

It's going to be perfect for every person so hopefully, you can use this information to figure out the perfect diet for you.

Do You Have Food Allergies?

I want to make one quick disclaimer before we get started as I mentioned previously every person's body is different and some people literally have allergies to certain foods.

So you could have an allergy to any of the foods. I'm about to mention and obviously, you wouldn't want to eat that food.

Now if you don't know if you have food allergies there's a couple of ways to find out.

If you just aren't feeling super healthy or you feel like you're eating healthy but you still don't feel well then food allergies could be a culprit and the easiest way to determine.

If you have a food allergy is to eliminate the suspected food from your diet for two to three weeks and then see how you feel when you start reintegrating that food.

So some common food allergens are gluten eat dairy soy and peanuts but as I mentioned you could have an allergy to any food and you want to look into that as you're figuring out.

What Optimal Diet For You Is Going To Be?

A) Fruits

Fruits are loaded with vitamins phytonutrients and antioxidants and they're delicious too.

Since you're going to be avoiding refined sugar fruits are going to be the best way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

So let fruits be your dessert now. Of course, fruits do contain sugar but they also contain fiber and a whole lot of different nutrients too.

And it's important to note that the fiber contained in the piece of fruit actually helps that fruit to not spike your blood sugar so much.

So when you're eating a piece of fruit it's not going to spike your blood sugar as quickly as having a soda or having a spoonful of sugar.

Because you've got that fiber in the fruit helps in that process.

Now if you're trying to lose weight then you probably want to go easy on the fruit and certainly.

If you're eating a lot of fruit you're gonna want to be really physically active.

So you can burn all of those carbohydrates off but again fruits are a great way to enjoy and indulge your sweet tooth.

And I encourage you to try all of the different fruits that are out there.

B) Vegetables

Vegetables really should be the bulk of your diet and whether you eat meat or not every single person on the planet myself included would benefit from eating more vegetables.

The bottom line is that our bodies our internal organs need a certain amount of nutrients just in order to function properly.

And vegetables are one of the best ways to make sure that you're getting those nutrients.

They're loaded with fiber. They're loaded with vitamins. And again if you are not eating enough vegetables you're never really going to feel satisfied.

And full and this is because your body just isn't getting the nutrition that.

So if you have been eating a diet of processed foods and you're somebody who feels like you're always hungry and feels like you're never satisfied.

Then the lack of vegetables nutrients and fiber in your diet is probably the reason for that and when we're eating nutrient-rich foods like vegetables we don't have to worry so much about counting calories.

Because suddenly you're going to get so much nutrition and fiber with these foods that you're going to fill up and feel full and satisfied.

I think that really is the secret to not being on a diet and to not gaining the weight back is recognizing that we just take the empty calories out of our diet.

We don't even have to worry about counting calories at all.

So vegetables there's sweet potatoes beets spinach Swiss chard kale there is a whole rainbow full of vegetables for you to try.

Some people love white refined flour that's used in white bread pasta and tortillas is completely stripped of all of its fiber.

Its nutrients and this refined white flour are full of empty calories.

This means those calories turn straight into fat without giving your body nutrition.

It also means that this white bread and white flour products are going to significantly spike your blood sugar.

Basically, it's like having pure refined sugar every time you have these white flour products. 

So I recommend that you significantly decrease if not completely eliminate those processed white flour products from your diet.

C) Whole grains

Now whole grains, on the other hand, can still be part of a healthy diet.

But the trick is to look for minimally processed grains. 

So brown rice is a good example of barley wild rice. There are several different whole grains out there.

And when you consume these minimally processed grains they can be a really good source of fiber minerals nutrients B vitamins lots of things that we need not only to help us feel full but to provide well-balanced nutrition.

So the easiest way to find these minimally processed whole grains is probably by going to the bulk section of your grocery store or even to a health food store.

For the most part, these foods are ridiculously easy to prepare just basically water and the grain.

And if you have problems digesting these greens you can soak them or sprout them to make them even easier to digest.

Another key is to not make grains the bulk of your meal or the bulk of your diet.

You can kind of use them supplementally. Use them as you know one of the sides one of the smaller parts of your meal.

You want to have these grains in moderation and if you do have them be sure to opt for those minimally processed grains.

D) Dairy Products

Dairy products are another controversial foodstuff.

Some people will say we're the only species on earth who eats other animals milk.

And yet it's important to notice that people have been drinking cow's milk and goats milk for hundreds of years.

So again I'm not going to tell you whether or not you should eat dairy.

This is a choice that you're going to have to make. You're your own but what I will mention is that dairy is a very common food allergen.

And I personally have known people who have cleared up acne asthma arthritis just from taking dairy out of their diet.

So if you're somebody who experiences those things it may be worth it to see.

If dairy is something that you actually do better by avoiding now.

If you are going to eat dairy then again and have just a couple of guidelines first off look for the words pasture-raised or grass-fed.

You want a house who are making your dairy products to be very healthy.

You want them to live on a farm and eat their natural diet so that they're actually providing the most nutrition to you in those dairy products.

You also want to opt for the full-fat version of whatever dairy products are eating.

So skim milk got on that fat-free craze that everybody was experiencing and trying to get all the fat out of their diet.

Well, actually the fat is what helps your body digest.

The dairy so if you're eating fat-free dairy products this could be why you're having a hard time digesting dairy.

So my tips if you are going to eat dairy are to look for the words grass-fed and to always opt for the full-fat version legumes.

E) Seeds

This is your beans and any plant with seeds.

So actually peanuts are also a legume even though they contain the word nut.

Legumes are a great source of protein. They're a great source of B vitamins and minerals and can really be a wonderful part of a healthy diet.

There are tons of different legumes out there.

Pinto beans kidney beans chickpeas lentils you name it and you can significantly improve the digestibility of legumes with soaking.

So beans have gotten kind of a bad rap for causing digestive discomfort and you can completely eliminate that digestive discomfort by preparing them correctly.

So legumes something you should be incorporating into your diet as well nuts and seeds are loaded with fiber protein minerals.

And healthy fats which are integral to helping us form healthy brains nuts and seeds make a great addition to salads and salad dressings.

They make a wonderful snack and a great addition to breakfast cereals.

You know quinoa which is often considered more of a seed than a green.

Although it makes a great substitute for rice and it's prepared and pretty much the exact same way.

And it is also something that can be tolerated but often is tolerated by people with gluten intolerance.

So quinoa can be a great substitute for grains and rice as I mentioned and quinoa is a complete protein which means it contains all of the essential amino acids.

And if this is something you haven't heard of or aren't familiar with I would highly recommend that you introduce yourself to quinoa.

F) Meat

This is something like healthy people eat on a very regular basis and is a really great part of a healthy diet to meet.

Or not to the meat that is probably one of the most controversial questions out there in terms of health in terms of diet.

At this point, research has indicated that eating a huge amount of red meat and eating processed meats like hot dogs sausages.

Processed deli meats any meat products with an ingredient list has definitely been linked to clogged arteries and heart disease.

And of course, there are some people who will tell you not to eat meat at all and still others who will tell you to avoid all of the animal products including eggs and butter.

Now I'm not going to tell you whether you should eat meat or not eat meat.

You have to make that decision for yourself and I recommend that you make that decision based on how you feel when you eat meat.

Now if you are going to eat meat then I encourage you to do so in moderation and to be selective.

So I have heard the rule of thumb that you shouldn't eat more than a palm-sized portion of meat at any given meal.

So eating a huge steak that's you know twice the size of your head is probably too much meat to consume at one meal.

And you also want to look for the words grass-fed or pasture raised and preferably organic.

This is going to help you avoid factory farmed meat.

Never see the light of day they're pumped full of antibiotics and hormones and often fed an unnatural.

Sometimes genetically modified the diet of grains which makes them really really sick.

So we want to avoid conventional meat which most of which is factory farmed.

And you can do so again by looking for the words grass-fed or pasture raised on the packaging of any meat products or dairy animal products that you purchase.

And the same thing goes for fish.

You would want to look for the words wild-caught one other quick note about meat products.

Meats that have been cooked at extremely high temperatures such as frying or barbecuing have a whole other host of other health concerns acrylamide is a cancer-causing chemical.

That is produced whenever foods or hook are cooked at extremely high temperatures.

So avoiding barbecued or charred foods fried foods, of course, is going to be a really good option and you can use the cooking technique low and slow.

So using low heat and cooking that meat more slowly at that low heat is going to help preserve the protein and preserve the nutrients that you're getting out of that meat.

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