Using food as medicine is something that I practice every day and after years of being on the plant-based diet, I am a firm believer in. The nutrients that are stored in fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains are enough to sustain our bodies and they truly have the power to heal us from sickness.
Many people are already familiar with the importance of making sure that you are obtaining your fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains daily for your well-being, but are not sure where to start when it comes to changing your eating habits if you are not doing that already.
I want to share with you some tips that I have to start approaching food in a way that will provide the healthiest results for your body.
Take Note of the Foods Your Body Cannot Tolerate Well
If you want to physically start feeling better and create space for your body to obtain more nutrients, this is an excellent place to start.
Often times when we eat certain foods, we realize that some are harder on our gut than others. A way to determine what those foods may be is to write down the food that you believe has been making your body feel the most uncomfortable.
By doing this, you’ll be able to start identifying the foods you need to take out of your diet and in turn, lead the way to incorporating new foods into your system.
Eliminate Processed Foods
In a society where processed foods are everywhere, it is clear as to why certain illnesses are so prevalent. Because of this, it also may be hard to obtain the proper nutritional value for your body as well.
I suggest making it an effort to cook foods that you would like to eat on your own as well as buying fruits and vegetables that are as natural as possible. This is a great opportunity to start changing your eating habits and discover new meals and recipes that your body truly enjoys.
Increase your Intake of Anti-Inflammatory Foods
A sign that your body needs healing through food is when you are struggling with inflammation within your body. Luckily there are so many foods out there that you can incorporate into your diet to help resolve this problem.
Some anti-inflammatory foods that I recommend are: blueberries, turmeric, strawberries, almonds, kale, broccoli, and spinach. All of those foods are packed with vitamins that can really pull your body together to fight illnesses and strengthen your immune system.
If you find that you aren’t eating many of those foods, perhaps it is time to incorporate them into you diet.
Nonetheless, changing your eating habits takes time and is a process. It is important to be made aware of the things you are putting in your body and how they can be a threat to your health. Just by making small changes to your eating habits each day can make all the difference.