MY FIVE SIMPLE CHANGES YOU CAN DO EVERYDAY TO BETTER YOUR HEALTH
Eat a diet high in plant foods
You will hear this time and time again. Eat your greens!!!! And there is actually something to it. Plant foods are so rich in nutrients, are unprocessed and offer with every mouthful a vitamin and mineral boost to your body. Start off with the basics such as a side salad with your lunch or dinner and then slowly add in herbs and different vegetables. The key to eating a diet high in plant foods is to buy what is in season. This will help provide a variety and cheaper produce.
Switch table salt to pink Himalayan sea salt
Processed white table salt is basically that, processed. It strips your body of minerals instead of increasing your levels. And you know what, pink Himalayan salt actually tastes better, looks beautiful and is full of so many nutrients that you really can’t go wrong.
Drink 2-3 litres of clean, filtered water every day
Dehydration is really the root of all evil. It leads to food cravings, headaches, mood swings, and lack of energy. Our body is made up of 80% water so when we fail to hydrate, we will of course, feel like crap. Drinking water is essential and is one of the easiest, cheapest and most important dietary switches that you can do immediately to improve your health.
Ditch the sugar and instead substitute with natural sources i.e. dates, maple syrup (high grade) and stevia
I don’t think I really need to say too much. We all know sugar is like cocaine to the body. It’s a drug. And because of its addictive nature we get hooked. So start today by empting your cupboards of sugary junk and make the switch to more natural sugar options. You still get the same sweetness but without all the mood swings, blood sugar spikes and falls and hyperactivity. It will take approximately 2-3 weeks, depending on the amount of sugar you ate in your diet to stop craving it and to start feeling the benefits. But who wants to be consuming something so additive and damaging to the body.
Get back in the kitchen and start cooking your meals
We have become so dependent on takeaways, fast food and processed, pre-packaged meals that we have forgotten how to actually cook. Try selecting a recipe from my recipe section and get cooking. It’s a great way to get in touch with your food, to unwind and relax and to start using real, whole foods. My secret to home cooking is to make a plan each week. I plan out my meals for the week and shop weekly. This saves time and money while also ensuring you do not fall into the trap of “I’m too tired to cook tonight”. If I have planned my evening meal and I have all the ingredients on hand then I am so much more likely to cook.
It’s what we do everyday that affects our health the most not what we do every few days. Sometimes all it takes is a simple switch or change to your daily routine that can have the biggest impact on your health and well being.. It’s about breaking down those habits that we have developed, and stopping to question if this is affecting our health in a positive or negative way?