What you put in your body has a direct and enormous impact on how you feel and on your health in the short and long term. The food you eat impacts everything from your waistline, to your heart to how long you live.
When it comes to living longer, most people are looking in their medicine cabinets when they should be looking at the foods they eat.
There have been many studies on longevity and researchers have studied many cultures and discovered that the foods they eat have a lot to do with living healthier and living longer.
Some of the top causes of death are chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. You can reduce your risk of all of these diseases by looking at your diet and lifestyle.
The number one thing I recommend to all my clients is Eat Real Food and stay out of fast food restaurants – you know the ones!
Follow these Real Food Rules to help you live longer:
Lots of vegetables, particularly green vegetables like spinach, cucumber, celery and parsley in organic butter or coconut oil
Grass fed beef / pastured eggs / low mercury fish
Moderate starches (pasta/ potatoes/ bread/rice)
Stick to low sugar fruits such as berries
Remove sugar, artificial sugar and sweeteners and avoid the foods in the sugary processed aisles
Drink at least 1.5 litres of clean filtered water per day
Supplement with the highest quality organic supplements to fill the gap
Sugar is not an ideal fuel for your body, it burns “dirty” and creates free radicals which in turn causes DNA damage and causes you to age quicker, creates inflammation and disease in the body. Sugary processed foods may be cheap and easy but they exact a hefty price tag on your health down the line.Set yourself up for Lifelong Health
To set yourself up for lifelong health, decide what changes you need to make and identify foods to liver longer! Your overall anti-ageing diet plan should contain REAL whole foods, less processed and packaged foods, good fats such as extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil, no sugar, use Himalayan pink salt or Celtic sea salt and add a rainbow of colour – phytochemicals such as lycopene, carotene, flavonoids, anthocyanins are responsible for giving fruits and vegetables their colour and they have a number of beneficial properties and we need to combine the different colours of fruits and vegetables to obtain all the benefits for our health.
You can make small daily changes by adding an extra serving of vegetables each a day, increase your water intake by adding an extra glass of water every day, if you make one change every month, after a year you will be well on the way to setting yourself up for lifelong health anti-ageing plan.
Small steps, add up to big achievements and life-long health.
The science is clear that eating the right foods can lead to a longer, healthier life.
Find out more by connecting with me. We work closely with clients to help increase their energy levels, reduce symptoms and achieve long term optimal health, harmony and happiness.
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