You Are What You Eat!
Right about now you’re expecting me to point you towards the latest fad detox, the latest fad superfood, that magic bullet that is going to repair years of damage and heal you in one week. The Internet is full of magic fixes that don’t work.
Minimize your exposure to toxins and provide your body with complete nutrition and your body will work on repairing the damage that has been done and you will soon notice a steady transition towards better health.
A quick search for the recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables will tell you that to maintain good health you require between 7 and 10 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables daily, serving size varies based on which food you choose, generally between 1/2 cup and 1 cup per serving.
So you need between 3.5 cups and 10 cups of fresh produce to maintain good health.
We Have a Few Issues Here
- We are not simply maintaining good health we need to rebuild good health which requires more than the Recommended Daily Allowances.
- The produce in the Grocery stores is not fresh, often picked weeks or even months before reducing the amount of nutrition available and therefore increasing the amount we must eat.
- Most of us are either unwilling or unable to eat the Recommended Daily Allowances can’t even consider going over them.
So What Does the Body Need to Rebuild?
- Sufficient levels of Dietary Protein.
- Digestive Support: Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes.
- High Levels of Multiple Vitamins and Minerals.
- High Levels of Antioxidants.
- Essential Fatty Acids from Multiple Sources (alpha-linolenic acid from nut, seed and plant sources, EPA and DHA from wild-caught seafood).
Eat Your Way To Better Health
Here is what I have found to be the simplest, most effective and most affordable way to supply your body with everything it needs to rebuild health.
Start by making healthier choices when it comes to the foods you eat minimizing processed and fast foods as much as possible, assure that you are getting a minimum of 20 grams of protein per day, choose healthier whole grain foods and find the freshest produce that you can.
Proper hydration plays a vital roll in improving your health. The average adult needs at least 1 gallon of clean water a day. If you are not buying purified bottled water you should, at minimum be using a water filter to remove sanitizers and toxins from your tap water.
In addition, you will need 3 supplements to ensure your body has everything it needs.
A Whole Foods Supplement
Choosing the right Whole Food Supplement will provide you with a complete source of Vitamins and Minerals, Antioxidants and Plant-Based Essential Fatty Acids while at the same time including Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes for the regeneration of Digestive Health along with ingredients that support a Healthy Immune System and address Stress and Age-related damage.
This was the most difficult of the 3 supplements to find, most whole food or superfood supplements have very undesirable tastes and gritty textures that make them hard to consume or they contain aromatic herbs or spices that add to your toxin intake for the day. I am happy to have found Naturelo, Raw Greens, Whole Food Powder which provides well above what I need from a Whole Food Supplement without adding aromatics, it mixes well with water without a gritty texture or strong flavor.
An Omega Essential Fatty Acid Supplement
An Omega 3 supplement that provides for your daily EPA and DHA requirements, at this time the best sustainable source is from Krill Oil and I have found that Jamieson Omega Complete Super Krill is the most affordable quality product available. Comes in gelcap form and they have successfully removed the fishy aftertaste that prevents most people from taking their Omega 3’s.
Magnesium is a mineral that the body uses in over 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body. Production of energy, regulation of heart rate, regulation of blood pressure, regulation of blood sugar, regulation of the digestive system, regulation of the detox process. These are just a few of the vital functions that Magnesium plays a roll in. Making Magnesium more available to the body is something that can yield huge benefits when addressing health issues. The most effective way to increase Magnesium is through the skin, soaking in a bath of Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate) or apply Magnesium Oil (Magnesium Chloride) on a regular basis.