3 DIET CHANGES WE ALL NEED TO MAKE TO ‘WORK WITH OUR BODY’
"WORK WITH YOUR BODY" by making these three diet changes:
1) Reduce Sugar and Grains:
Removing refined sugars and grains that increase blood glucose levels, upregulate inflammation and create extra acidity in our tissues is a key step in a healing diet.
Eliminate the following foods from your diet to reduce the glycemic load of refined sugar and grains that exhibit anti-nutrient activity:
White pasta, bread, rice and pizza
Pantry items including crackers, canned goods and cereals
High glycemic loaded condiments and beverages like ketchup, mayonnaise and fruit drinks
Deli meats and conventionally processed yogurts and cheeses
Instead, adding plenty of low sugar carbohydrates to your diet rich in a variety of fruits and veggies is the best way you can support your body’s healing abilities. Fresh produce contains powerful nutrients to help you rid of excess weight, improve your energy, fight mood swings and overcome sickness.
Fruits and vegetables contain:
Fiber and enzymes that aid in optimizing gut function and nutrient absorption
Antioxidants to upregulate detoxification pathways and heal tissue damage
Key vitamins and minerals required for optimal cellular activity and brain health
2) Get Rid of Bad Fat and Add in More Good Fat:
The convenience of food in our diets today is not convenient for our health. Processed foods contain a higher content of artificial trans-fatty acids that create inflammation. These processed foods damage our digestive tract and hormones and cause serious issues in our body.
Many foods we eat today are ridden with hydrogenated soybean oil, corn and palm oils. These fats are low in omega-3 fats and contain toxic properties because of the way they are manufactured and used in food preparation.
Additionally, we want to stay away from high amounts of polyunsaturated fats that are high in omega 6. This includes canola oil, peanut oil, safflower and cottonseed oils.
Medium-chain fats found in coconut oil and grass-fed butter are excellent fats to consume on a healing diet. These healthy fats are used as an efficient source of fuel for the body to combat inflammation and support brain function .
Some other great fat sources include avocados, olives and olive oil, pasture-raised animal products and wild-caught fish. A diet rich in these healthy fats is shown to increase the metabolism of fat and lipids and decrease fatty acid production which can:
Aid in weight loss
Improve insulin sensitivity
Support neurological health
3) Change the Meat that You Eat:
The Standard American Diet (SAD) not only consists of a greater abundance of nutrient-poor and calorie-dense foods and drinks from overly refined and processed goods, but is also characteristic of a higher quantity of poor meat choices.
Conventional animal products are fed genetically modified grains that are laden with pesticides, herbicides and other toxins. These animals are often given a lot of antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals which make their way into their meat, eggs and dairy.
When animals are fed diets containing corn and soy products which they are not biologically programmed to eat when allowed to forage for their own diet, their bodies respond by breaking down quality fats.
A diet of conventional animal products compared to 100% grass-fed beef, grain-fed and grain-finished beef:
Contains fewer essential omega-3 fatty acids and significantly less CLA (conjugated linoleic acid)
Provides a smaller quantity of nutrients like vitamin E and A
Is more contaminated with harmful pathogens like coli
I Thessalonians 4:1 We urge you to keep doing what we told you to do to please God, not in a dogged religious plod, but in a living, spirited dance. Learn to appreciate and give dignity to your body, not abusing it as is common among those who know nothing of God. God hasn’t invited us into a disorderly, unkempt life, but into something holy and beautiful – as beautiful on the inside as on the outside.