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  • Writer's pictureJayne Avery

My Healthy Eating Tips

Did you know?

​It takes your body approximately 21 days to recognise a long term change is being made, another 21 days to accept this change and a final 21 days for your transformation to take place.

So please be patient!

Build up your immune system by eating organic food as much as possible. Keep alcohol within recommended limits. Drink as much water as you can and reduce tea and coffee, replace with fruit and herb teas and coffee substitutes. Reduce exposure to pollutants - pesticides, stimulants, antibiotics, salt, nicotine and hormones in meat.

Eat about 25 different foods a day, This will lessen exposure to foods likely to cause problems such as asthma, eczema, arthritis and makes food intolerances less likely to build up.

Eat whole grains. These are rich in vitamins and minerals, fibre and plant chemicals. Refined grains in white four, white pasta etc are seriously depleted of minerals

eg .98% of chromium is lost and 77% of zinc.

Have at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. A rich source of vitamins, minerals, fibre, water and plant chemicals. These help to regulate body processes.

Eat a multi-coloured variety of plant foods. Each colour relates to a different phytochemical with particular health benefits – red, yellow, orange, green and purple/blue.

Don't over cook vegetables.

Many enzymes in food are destroyed by cooking.

It has been shown that enzymes in uncooked foods are released in the mouth on chewing.

As they pass through the digestive tract they enhance the activity of good bacteria and bind

with other substances to form new substances important for health.

Try to eat some raw fruit and vegetables as often as possible.

Eat good quality polyunsaturated fats. Find these in nuts, seeds, their oils, whole grains and fish, particularly oily fish.

Eat a highly alkaline forming diet. All body fluids are slightly alkaline except urine and stomach juices. Diets rich in fruit and vegetables makes it easy for the body to keep alkaline. Meat, chicken, fish, pulses and whole grains are acid forming and give the body a lot of work to do to keep the body fluids alkaline. Red meats in particular produce strong acids that take about five days for the body to clear. It has to use up precious alkaline minerals like calcium and potassium to counteract the acidity, stealing from the bones if necessary.

Drink plenty of water. Most chemical reactions in the body require water and it is vital for cleansing the body of toxins. Fruit and vegetables are a good source of water but this should be supplemented with about 1 - 2 litres water every day.


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