adjective 1. providing nourishment, especially to a high degree; nourishing; healthful
adjective 1. promoting or sustaining life, growth, or strength
A general rule of thumb is to eat fresh, local, whole food. Something your Great Grandmother would recognize and be able to pronounce.
Ready for some earth shattering news? Men and women are different. Our dietary requirements are specific to time of day, what our micro biome conditioning was as children and what external stressors we have. There is tremendous variability between people. That's why having a nutritional blood analysis work up is the perfect way to start your dietary adventure.
Seafood, grass fed and finished animal meat, organic cruciferous veggies are all substantive foods that are extremely palatable and fulfilling. With a healthy gut micro biome your satiety will be the best guide.
Minimizing toxic exposure by eating organic foods is essential. Hydrating with non chlorinated, BPA free water while exposing your whole body to sun light as much as possible will aid your recuperation. If shopping in a conventional grocery store navigate the perimeter. Straying into the middle aisles can prove detrimental to one's health.
Antioxidant rich food such as organic chocolate and coffee provide powerful immune support along with being super yummy. By decreasing oxidative stress these super foods de-plump your mid section. Reducing inflammation is of paramount importance! Almost all swelling is indicative of injury and/or toxic exposure.
Just like Grandpa, don't even think of eating a vegetable without slathering some good, wholesome butter on it. Most veggies nutrients are fat soluble meaning that you need some fat to absorb their full goodness. Our satiety mechanism is intrinsically linked to fat because of it's nutrient carrying capacity. In the Ayurvedic world Ghee, clarified butter, is a main staple because of this characteristic. Good fats have the added benefit of promoting healthy gut bacteria. Show some hospitality to those 40 trillion gut bacteria by feeding them saturated fats from organic sources.
No matter how you look at it cooking at home is enormously important because most restaurants can not take the time and care to prepare their food with high quality oils. Maintaining food cost's around 33% is their main objective. So even though you might get to bite on some tasty morsels, trust me, most of the time your receiving inflammatory inducing, oxidized oils. The 'Meal Replacement' industry has exploded the last twenty years Replacing the traditional model of Mom, the nurturer, feeding us well. The longterm ramifications are just now being seen with the American Obesity and Diabetes epidemics. Go against the grain and invest in your 'Hearth' [Kitchen]. With a well stocked kitchen you can guarantee that your home will be a epicenter for joyful socialization. Getting intimate with your food will broaden your dietary knowledge base and save you money in the long term. My average organic meal at home costs around $5.00. With minimal investment into the right equipment you can easily produce delicious food that is healthy and inexpensive.