Really Healthy Foods Plan and PDF
Posted by Robert Redfern on 10 September 2012 01:44 PM
The content in this guide has been adapted from Step 2 of our My Good Health Club Health Plans. For more information download the PDF at the end
These Food Habits Adversely Affect Your Health:
•Eating too many starchy carbohydrates and other junk foods Starchy carbohydrates such as bread, pastry, biscuits, breakfast cereals, rice, potatoes, pasta, any starchy foods that contains fungus (mycotoxins) create a high level of glucose in the blood stream (higher than 40 on the glycaemic index) and cause inflammation and free radical damage. They also block the digestive system linings and kill the friendly bacteria in the gut, which means you are not absorbing all the nutrients available in the food you eat.
•Eating too many cooked meals and not enough raw food All life and health depends upon enzymes to digest food, assimilate it into tissue and to clean up afterwards. When cooked food is eaten, digestive enzymes are destroyed and also have a harder job to turn that food into energy for the body.
•Not eating enough fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and beans The majority of people believe the wrong information given out by the food industry that 3-5 portions of fruit and vegetables is ideal. The truth has been established by many studies that 10+ servings of vegetables and fruits considerably increase the antioxidant capacity in humans. Antioxidants protect you against just about every health problem, including respiratory conditions.
Your Basic Food Plan
The following guidelines will ensure you get all the nutrients you need to support your body and recover your lung health.
You will have seen the food Pyramid put out by the food industry that encourages you to eat mostly starchy carbohydrates in your diet. Could this be anything to do with the fact that starchy carbohydrates are the easiest and most profitable foods for the industry? In fact without starchy carbohydrates and other processed junk foods, the industry would hardly exist.
This food pyramid is based upon the Garden of Eden Diet™ that will not only help
your recovery from diseases, but also help your Good Health for Life Plan™
Eat Your Greens
Eat 9-14 small portions of fresh/frozen veggies every day Not root vegetables with the exception of beetroot
Eat at least half of these as raw foods. Juicing veggies is ideal as blended makes for better digestion (you can then use the pulp in soups)
Incorporate veggies in soups, juiced, stir fried, steamed, etc
Eat Dark-Skinned Fruits
Eat FIVE portions of dark-skinned fruits every day
These include blueberries, cherries and grapes
Avocados are the all-time super food! Eat at least TWO every day
Eat Beans, Pulses, Nuts and Seeds
Eat FIVE portions of beans, pulses, nuts & seeds every day
Beans can easily be added to salads and soups
Nuts & seeds can be soaked and even mashed for easy digestion
Oily Fish Are Friends!
Eat 3 – 5 portions of oily fish every week
Vary your choices with salmon, sardines, mackerel, etc
Wild caught is best. But most canned oily fish is still good
Meat As A Treat
If you eat meat, limit your weekly intake
Meat has an acidic effect on the body, bad for cell health
Choose pasture-fed meats and chicken for optimum nutrient value
Include Healthy Oils
Healthy oils are high in healthy, mono-unsaturated fats
Healthy oils are lower in Omega 6 most people have too-high levels of Omega 6
Consider Healthier Alternatives
You can substitute starchy carbs with healthier options
Experiment with healthier seeds instead of inflammatory grains
Don’t Dismiss Salt
Salt is vital for many critical functions of the body
Include 3-5 teaspoons (depending upon your body mass and the heat) of Sea or Rock salt daily in food or a little water
It seems like every week there is another news story about how salt is bad for you. But your body cannot function properly without sufficient salt! And very often the advice to cut down salt intake to lower high blood pressure or for a healthy heart is misleading. Here are just a few of the many vital roles salt (sodium) plays in your body: