As a Dietitian, there are four basic habits I find most important. When practiced consistently these basic, simple habits will improve your health.
Eat Nutrient Dense Food
Eat real food, rich with nutrients and antioxidants. For example, grass fed beef, wild caught fish, and free-range chicken.
Low Glycemic Eating
Eat foods that don’t cause insulin spikes and inflammation. Choose non-starchy foods such as cabbage, broccoli, eggplant, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, celery, kale, spinach, collards, mustard greens, and others.
Managing portions and not overeating is important. Overeating puts unnecessary stress on your organs. Listen to your body and give it time to signal to your brain that you’ve eaten enough. This process takes about 20 minutes.
Hydrate With Clean Water
Adequate hydration with clean, pure water will support natural detoxification, metabolism and cellular function.
Although all four practices are essential, if I had to choose the most important, it would be hydration. Billions of cells depend on water for life, not to mention the human body is made up of about 70% of water, it’s the only nutrient that you can’t live without.
To improve your health, consider foods with minimal toxins, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and chemicals. Buying USDA certified organic foods and BPA free products when possible with guarantee that the foods or free of unwanted harmful toxins and chemicals. Refer to the “clean fifteen list” when buying produce to ensure that you’re getting the least amount of chemicals and toxins possible without buying organic. Select free-range, grass fed, and wild caught products are good options when buying meat and fish.
When practiced consistently these four basic habits will improve your health.
– MOXIE Nutritionist Cory LeDoux, R.D.
If you’d like more help de-cluttering your diet, contact MOXIE to schedule a session with our Registered Dietician, Cory LeDoux. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251.219.0504.