You don’t have to follow some crazy 30-day diet as a get healthy quick scheme. Healthy eating is simple and can be easily maintained following rules below.
Rule 1: Get as much of your nutrition as you can from a variety of completely unprocessed foods
Completely unprocessed, real, whole foods include fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, poultry and eggs that haven’t been processed. In other words, foods that have not been cooked, prepared or altered in any way (other than cleaning and cutting). When I talk about minimally processed food I’m also talking about nuts, seeds, brown rice, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, basically whole grains over refined grains. Trust me, you’re far better off eating two apples than drinking the 27 grams of sugar in a small bottle of apple juice.
Rule 2: Eat lightly processed foods less often
You’re not going to make everything yourself. Fresh bread and fresh pasta, for instance. Oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, vinegar, full-fat dairy products including yoghurt and cheese. These are all lightly processed but still extremely beneficial for your health. You should incorporate them into your diet but try to eat less of them.
Rule 3: Eat heavily processed foods even less often
Commercial bread, chips, cookies, cereals, processed meats, flavoured drinks, basically anything in a box or packet are dead foods with little to no nutritional value. The consumption of highly processed foods have been linked to many diseases prevalent in society today. Try to limit consumption to twice a week max.
Article by Kavisha Jega
Holding a Masters degree in Wellness, Kavisha works to promote optimal health and well-being by teaching people how to move away from processed foods and towards a more nourishing whole foods diet. Her educational seminars and cooking workshops draw on her knowledge of whole food cooking and passion for wellness to show everyday people that healthy eating can be easy and attainable. A lover of all things food and travel, Kavisha also has a wellness travel practice, which focuses on connecting health savvy travellers with good food by showcasing local, organic and whole food experiences all over the world.