How’s your 7 day challenge coming along? Are you taking advantage of this opportunity to supercharge your health? I hope so.
Today we’re going to explore the importance of eating healthy foods. You’ve heard this before-eat the rainbow of plants-veggies and fruit. I’m sure you all about know eating the rainbow of vegetable is good for you. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in a rainbow of colors – I’m talking about peppers, avocados, leafy green veggies, collards, spinach, kale, Swiss chard, tomatoes, onions, garlic, leeks, avocados, green beans, eggplants, cabbage, brussel sprouts, asparagus, beets, berries, grapes, apples, bananas. The possibilities are endless.
Also, nuts are good for you! I particularly like walnuts, but we know that any nuts are healthy. And including healthy fats such as olive, coconut and avocado is a good thing to do for your cells.
A recent nutritional study conducted in the UK, involving 80,000 participants that determined eating 7 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, significantly improved mood and alleviated symptoms of depression.
I recently learned about a food that is more potent than blueberries, contains far more nutrients and is relatively inexpensive. It’s black rice. It was once considered Forbidden Rice in ancient China because nobles took all of for themselves and forbade the others from eating it. Thanks to today’s prolific farming, Black Rice is much cheaper, ounce for ounce than blueberries!
I also want you to eat Fermented Foods. Fermented foods provide key nutrients, probiotics, enzymes and vitamins that all promote healthy cellular functioning. Miso, sauerkraut, kimchi, and you can make your own.
I want you to add the Spice – Turmeric (curcumin) The compound found in this yellow spice is called curcumin and has been shown to be an incredible antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It’s studied and evauated in more than 7000 scientific reports, is as effective as 14 different drugs for the treatment of a variety of conditions. It can improve cognitive functioning in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
In a study involving Alzheimer’s patients with severe symptoms, simply adding turmeric capsules equaling 1 gram – a quarter of a teaspoon – for over one year alleviated some of their symptoms and lead to remarkable improvement in memory and thinking.
So consuming more plants, nuts, nutritional supplements, fermented foods and spices will go a long way in restoring damaged cells.
What you’re feeling and doing while you eat is just as important as what you eat. Your emotions guide your digestion. So you shouldn’t t eat when you’re upset, or anxious. These toxic emotions significantly interfere with your digestion.
Juicing is one of the best ways to enhance your cellular health. It provides highly concentrated amounts of powerful phytonutrients, that you can’t get it any other way. It’s very hard to eat pounds of veggies and fruit needed every day. Juicing is an easy way to make that happen.
When I first heard how a juicing regimen reversed several chronic diseases like; migraines, tuberculosis, even cancer through a particular juicing program, I couldn’t believe it. I was still mired in my drug based education and couldn’t understand how something as simple as juices could be beneficial. Today, nutrition research is at the forefront of cancer research. It is the cancer treatment of the future.
Now can you imagine another important, little known way to improve your health is to give our cells a break? Doing so helps them function better. So how do we do that?
Go from 6 pm to noon the next day once or twice a month without eating, and your cells will love you. Fasting triggers cellular repair mechanisms and also improves functioning. Combined with exercise, fasting is particularly powerful.
Now we’ve covered food based nutrients. I want to share with you a key understanding: Your body affects your emotional health and your emotions affect your physical health.
While we know nutrient rich foods are necessary, we also need to add nutrient rich emotions.
It’s very difficult for our cells to heal if we don’t feel good.
Research has shown that optimists live longer, and better. Positive emotions are nutrients, because they do the opposite of toxic ones. They release health-giving chemicals that allow cells to our function with ease.
Research has proven that negativity and pessimism can shorten your life by seven years. I’m not kidding. Your emotions are just that powerful. Optimists are healthier, and when they do get sick, they recover faster. When you feel better, your cells function better. It’s just that simple. You are what you feel.
To your accelerating health,