Good article addressing some of the most important daily diet choices

Perfect summary of important steps you can take as far as your daily diet routine. In my experience taking these steps can dramatically improve your health. As I was reading the article, I realized that over the years, these were exact steps I took, one by one, to get healthy, from eliminating inflammatory foods to giving up cow’s milk. Summary:

  • Drink lemon water every morning. I do. I make a whole pitcher, room temperature and just drink it throughout my morning.
  • Good fats slow down the metabolism of sugar, so eat fruit with nuts and seeds. It makes for the best on-the-go snack – I love grapes with almonds! I do always have a bag with nuts/seeds in the car and pack some fruit in the morning for a quick healthy snack.
  • Salt is good for us, but needs to be consumed in moderation! Sodium and chloride – the two components of salt – are important minerals that, along with potassium, keep muscles, nerves and cells functioning well.
  • Cow’s milk – too many cons and not enough pros in my opinion. Switch to goat’s, sheep’s or buffalo milk, which are richerin many vitamins and minerals and contain anti-inflammatory oligosaccharides, which boost friendly gut bacteria and are easier to digest, especially as yoghurt. Try cheeses such as manchego, feta and mozzarella, there many good ones  not made from cow’s milk. For calcium, switch to dark green leafy veg, beans, nuts and seeds, grains and nut milks. I use coconut milk, almond milk, rice milk and hemp milk – we always have most of these in the house and just rotate them. For leafy greens I1407688_20500156 always have baby kale, baby spinach or arugula handy, and add them everywhere – in smoothies, salads, pasta, soups, topthem with roasted vegetables or mashed potatoes…many great ways to get those greens in.
  • Fish is better than meat. If I crave a burger I get organic, grass-fed, free-range, and same goes for turkey or chicken.
  • Say NO to trans fats or hydrogenated fats – stick with fats from unprocessed oily fish, avocados, goat/sheep products, soya and nuts. It’s better to eat full fat than processed low-fat foods and cold-pressed rather than refined oils. I do love coconut oil too!

Please see the actual article for more detailed information:

via New Year resolutions: Anti-ageing diet that will help you drop a decade | Mail Online.

To your health,

Elena

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  • mmmarzipan
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    Great advice! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    About the lemon water, I knew someone who used to drink some kind of citrus water (I believe from a powdered mix, though… some gym/health food store preparation) and it started to erode the enamel from her teeth. I love lemon water, but her story made me a bit paranoid! Any thoughts on that?

    • Elena
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      Thank you for the comment! I’ve been drinking water with lemon for years with no trouble, and same goes for my kids and my husband. I squeeze a half a lemon for a pitcher (a whole lemon for a large pitcher). Nothing as strong as a lemonade flavor, I would say. I like to drink 2-3 glasses as soon as I wake up and then drink lemon water throughout the day. Again it does not taste acidic, just pleasant lemon flavor. I would never use anything powdered or bottled – latest researches by consumer advocate groups have shown that most bottled juices are diluted! And I mean, how hard is it to squeeze a lemon 🙂

      If you are a bit concerned or just as a preventative measure, you may try drinking a glass of water – or just rinse your mouth out after you have your lemon water, also, you can drink the water with lemon through a straw.

      Home that helps.

      Thank you again for visiting and reading!!
      Grateful,
      E

      • mmmarzipan
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        Sounds great, Elena! Thanks for the tips 🙂

  • fallenAngel
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    Very uplifting and well organized blog with good advice. Personally, I rather avoid diet fashions and tables, rather “keep it simple”: no processed food, two times a year (Lent and After-Oktoberfest) fasting (zero meat, alcohol, sugar). Otherwise light on the latter, focus on fish, diary products, veggies, pasta and quality bread. A balanced and mixed diet, a little bit of what I fancy every now and again, plenty of exercise and no smoking, that’s all.

    • Elena
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      I absolutely agree fallenAngel! I also think that rotating foods is important as well as eating seasonally and locally.
      Thank you for visiting my website!
      Elena

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