Healthy portion guideline:
¼ of the plate should be meat or protein
Healthy Eating Begins Here:
Dairy and Eggs
Eat organic foods if you can. Certain foods are laced with dangerous pesticides. Wash all fresh foods thoroughly especially melons, as there have been several cases of salmonella poisoning found from cutting into the melons before washing them. Grow your own if possible.
Eat more fiber to speed dangerous toxins through the intestinal tract and to bind and neutralize them before they can do any harm. Fiber should be part of every meal. It is found in whole grains, beans, legumes, vegetables, and fruits. Processed foods lack fiber, be sure and add fresh food to every meal. Fiber also cuts down on food reactions and blood sugar fluctuations, in addition to preventing constipation.
Reduce fat consumption since toxins are concentrated in the fat of an animal and saturated fats used in commercial cooking. These products are potentially dangerous toxins.
Avoid old nuts, grains and seeds that are not nitrogen sealed or kept under refrigeration. Aflatoxin, a mold that grows on these foods has been linked to cancer.
Refrigerate all fresh foods or cooked foods quickly so bacteria cannot form.
Avoid highly processed foods like ketchup, beef jerky, hot dogs and tomato based sauces, these have concentrated toxins.
Avoid burned foods because they contain carcinogens that are cancer-causing substances.
Do not consume liver. Toxins from the body of the animal are left in the tissues of the liver after it has cleaned them out of the blood supply. Avoid all organ meats.
Avoid foreign-made dinnerware, glassware, etc. It could contain leaded glasses and glazes that may leach into tour food. Also, avoid antique crystal dishes and other dinnerware made before the law was passed in the States against the use of lead in dinnerware.
No Plastic containers, etc. Use only glass for food storage. Plastic leaches petro chemicals into food. Microwave: use glass and paper towel, do not use plastic in the microwave
Pots and pans: use stainless steel, pyrex, or glass
Fat and spicy foods put stress on the gall bladder and the liver, resulting in heartburn and indigestion, so avoid fried food, gravies, and dairy products.
Overeating puts a lot of stress on the body, overloads the stomach, pressure forces acid back up into the esophagus, leading to heartburn, gas, bloating, toxin build up, and obesity
Healthy cooking: Steamed, baked, grilled, or broiled
Fresh fruit and vegetable juices are the most nutrient-rich health enhancing food available. They contain a broad array of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins, carbohydrates, chlorophyll, and various co-factors that both enhance and complement individual nutrients, so your body gets the most good from them. Because juices are assimilated with very little effort on the part of the digestive system, their nutrients have a health-building impact at a relatively low cost in energy, and because of their nutritional excellence, juices may prevent diet-related illnesses. Fruit juices are cleansers and vegetable juices are restorative. They are best one-half hour before meals, one-half hour after meals, or between meals.
Eating Late At Night The body uses sleep to repair, rebuild, and restore itself. When a person goes to sleep with a full stomach the body is not at rest. It is busy digesting and processing a large amount of food. This inhibits the vital cleansing, building, and restorative processes that normally occur while one is asleep
Possible Contributing Factors to Behavioral Changes:
High sugar diet, heavy metal toxicity, adverse drug reactions, bowel toxicity, low micronutrient diet, constipation, Candida Albicans, food additives such as red dye, yellow dye, blue dye, coloring agents, preservatives, sugar, wintergreen flavoring, and food sensitivities- Cow’s milk, peanuts, tomatoes, Soya, wheat, chocolate, and oranges must be explored. Exposure to television, video games, electronic devices and loud music for greater than ½ per day can cause changes in anyone’s behavior.
Don’t Forget to Enjoy Life!!!
Deciding to eat healthier does not mean declining dinner at a friend’s house or never going to a party and enjoying whatever is served. Commit ahead of time, however, to follow the party with two days of soups, water and green salads, allowing your body to digest and eliminate any toxins and avoid putting on unnecessary pounds.
Give us a call at 215.481.0321 or email us at Mario@naturesoptionsllc.com to setup an appointment or request additional information. We are here to help. Your good health is our only concern.
Nature's Options, LLC.
764 Old York Road, Jenkintown PA 19046.